The Institute for War and Peace Reporting, IWPR, is calling for applications from mid-career journalists in print, TV, radio, or electronic media to participate in the Access Nigeria Investigative Reporting Training Program.
The programme aims to improve media’s capacity to produce investigative journalism reports regarding governance, organized crime, and corruption, in order to enhance media’s effectiveness as anti-corruption watchdogs.
Prospective participants must be willing to immerse themselves in an intense, interactive learning environment, and have demonstrated previous experience covering issues of corruption, public finance, justice sector or the security sector.
Training provided will include discussions regarding the code of conduct and international standards of journalism ethics specifically regarding the issues of covering corruption.
Through the Access Nigeria project, journalists in the investigative reporting program will have access to investigative reporting skills-building workshops, eligibility to apply for financial support from an Investigative Reporting Innovation Fund, and a mentoring program that connects journalists with experienced investigative reporters.
The program will also provide targeted support for journalists to investigate and report in restrictive operating environments, access and analyze hard to find documents, and improve interview techniques to get the cooperation of officials and other sources.
Through the Investigative Reporting Innovation Fund, the program will offer pre-publication legal guidance to journalists around legal implications when carrying out investigations.
The IWPR in an international nonprofit organization that gives voice to people at the frontlines of conflict, crisis and change; helps people in the world’s most challenging environments have the information they need to drive positive changes in their lives – holding government to account, demanding constructive solutions, strengthening civil society and securing human rights.
Application Deadline is June 20th, 2014. To apply, click here