Reporting Grant 2021 (+++ Closed +++)
Do you have a story that needs to be told? You’ve come to the right place. zenith magazine is announcing in partnership with Candid Foundation a new stipend program, supported by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany. We are calling for stories to be pitched that demonstrate a clear connection to the ever accelerating climate heating / climate change and its effects on the region. There are no limitations regarding the subject of your story, but your pitch will be evaluated with the following criteria in mind:
- The topic is urgent, underreported and of importance to a wider audience
- Our jury must be satisfied that candidates can deliver their story
- The ethics of good journalism must not be violated
As this program aims to help develop the grantees portfolio suitable for international markets, all candidates must have a strong command of English as the main outputs are expected to be in English. Eligible are only journalists from the following countries:
Algeria | Egypt | Iraq | Jordan | Lebanon | Libya | Morocco | Palestinian Territories | Sudan | Syria | Tunisia | Yemen
We are looking for a candidates with several years of professional experience, a track record in investigative journalism and a proven history of well-researched publications. Both freelancers and colleagues on fixed contracts are invited to apply. You have to be at least 18 years old and we strongly encourage female journalists to submit an application.
We will award 8 stipends in total, each of which is worth 2,500 EUR. Every candidate will need to provide evidence of what they intend to spend the money on. Journalists can apply as individuals or in a collaboration partnership, in which case the lump sum will be split between the two candidates.
The application phase ran from 15 March until 29 May 2021 – no more applications for the 2021 grant programme will be accepted. Within a reasonable timeframe, our jury will decide which candidate will be awarded a stipend.
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