InfoNile Training and Mentorship Program 2024 for South Sudanese Journalists Based in Juba: Are you a committed South Sudanese journalist who has a love for covering stories on financial crimes, human rights violations, and environmental degradation?
The InfoNile Training and Mentorship Program 2024 for South Sudanese Journalists is currently accepting applications.
Application Deadline: December 30, 2023.
InfoNile Training and Mentorship Program 2024 for South Sudanese Journalists Based in Juba
You are cordially invited to apply for a training, mentorship, and story grant program offered by InfoNile in collaboration with Classic FM in Juba. The program’s goal is to enable journalists in South Sudan to cover stories about financial crimes, human rights violations, and environmental degradation.
Program Details for the InfoNile Training and Mentorship Program 2024 for South Sudanese Journalists
- Ten journalists will be chosen to participate in the program, which offers story grants, mentorship, and training. The following activities will be
- Two hands-on training workshops are planned for the 10 journalists who were chosen for the program. The first one will take place in January 2024 and will cover important subjects, resources, and reporting techniques for safely covering financial crimes, human rights violations, and environmental degradation in South Sudan.
After the first training is over, a quarter (3 months) later, in April 2024, the second training will take place. It will concentrate on developing more sophisticated data and geo-visualization capabilities, along with more sophisticated investigative abilities, in three focus areas.
The journalists will also have an opportunity to discuss the difficulties they have encountered in reporting their stories, as well as potential solutions, during the second training session.
- Online mentorship program: InfoNile specialist journalists and data wranglers, in conjunction with trained subject matter experts, will guide trained journalists through the reporting and story editing process.
- Grants and Equipment: Following the initial training, the program will provide a minimum of $700 in grants to each of the ten journalists. Additionally, a smartphone will be given to each journalist to aid with data collection and story production about financial crime, human rights violations, and environmental damage.
Journalists will collaborate in groups of three, each producing a story on one of the three themes (financial crimes, human rights violations, or environmental degradation). The groups will then peer, mentor, and cross-publish the three stories they produce on each journalist’s media outlet.
- Publication articles: Every journalist in South Sudan is supposed to create and publish a minimum of three articles for their various media outlets. Additionally, they will be cross-posted on the websites of Water Journalists Africa and InfoNile.
- Journalists who work as professionals in South Sudan must meet the eligibility requirements. Please take note that during the training courses, accommodation facilitation in Juba is not included in this program.
- Journalists who meet the eligibility requirements should have a track record of investigative reporting, preferably concentrating on one or more of the following themes: financial crimes, human rights violations, and environmental degradation. Journalists are additionally required to register with the South Sudan Media Authority.
In conclusion, the InfoNile Training and Mentorship Program 2024 is a great opportunity for South Sudanese journalists who are passionate about reporting on environmental degradation, human rights abuses, and financial crimes.
The program offers practical training workshops, an online mentorship program, grants and equipment, and opportunities to publish stories. The selected journalists will be trained, mentored, and supported to produce at least three stories on the thematic areas and cross-publish them on various media houses. This is a great initiative to empower journalists in South Sudan to report on critical issues affecting their communities.
- The deadline for receipt of applications is December 30, 2023.
Open this link for more details about the InfoNile Training and Mentorship Program 2024.