Reporting grants 2020
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 one of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. 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
Additionally, we require all potential grantees to provide written and audio documentation of their research for the story. This is not only to verify key elements of the story, but also so that this research material can be used as the basis for a podcast to showcase how journalistic work can be undertaken.
Eligible are only journalists from the following countries:
Syria | Algeria | Egypt | Iraq | Jordan | Lebanon | Libya | Morocco | Palestinian Territories | 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 20 stipends in total, each of which is worth 3,500 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.
Applications can be submitted from 16 February until 29 February 2020. Within a reasonable timeframe, our jury will then decide which candidate will be awarded a stipend.
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