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The International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) is inviting applications from journalists for training/capacity building in the areas of human rights and criminal justice reporting.

The project, tagged ‘Voice for Change Africa’ and supported by the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), will build the capacity of human rights defenders, civil society groups and journalists to work together to effectively raise public awareness and launch robust advocacy campaigns related to human rights violations that are crimes under international law and that remain uninvestigated and unprosecuted, such as extrajudicial executions and unlawful killings, forced disappearances, sexual violence, torture and ill-treatment of suspects and detainees.

The project is expected to enhance the long-term capacity of human rights defenders, journalists and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to capture and share information that will engage citizens and pressure decision-makers to hold criminal human rights abusers to account.

The project is designed to bring journalists and civil society organisations to round tables to synergise and strategise on stronger collaborations.

After the roundtables and trainings, the project will provide funding for the journalists and civil society organizations to work with the ICIR to undertake investigative reporting and advocacy campaigns on the aforementioned areas.

Applications are requested from qualified journalists from the print, online and electronic (radio & television) media who cover these beats and are passionate about investigative reporting.

Applicants must have a minimum of three years’ experience as a practising journalist and must be working with (attached to) a media house.

Application for this training is online. Any other mode of application other than the online application will not be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Qualified female journalists are highly encouraged to apply.

Deadline for application for this training is Friday, April 20, 2018.

NOTE: Application for this training is free. The Centre will not charge any applicant for registration.

Please click here to apply.

The IWPR funded project is designed to simultaneously run in Nairobi, Kenya and will be implemented over a 24-month period.


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