The International Reporting Project (IRP) is accepting fellowship applications from new media journalists to participate in two weeks long ‘Reporting Trip to Brazil on Development’. The trip being made from 5 to 19 April 2014 will allow the fellows a platform to focus on issues related to health, poverty, hunger, and development, including successes and challenges in maternal health, child mortality, HIV/AIDS, hunger and food security, technological innovation, economy and business, urban and rural health care, environmental sustainability and women’s empowerment, and others. The trip will include visits to Brazil’s urban and rural areas to see how the country has addressed issues of poverty, health, and hunger.
Up to 12 journalists will be awarded the grants. IRP Fellowship covers round-trip air tickets to Brazil, hotel costs, meals and local transportation, and reimburses visa costs. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation support the trip.
Eligibility Criteria –
New Media Journalists (media professionals, bloggers, influential social media practitioners, and freelance contributors) from all countries are eligible to apply. Some priority is given to participants from United States, United Kingdom, India, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa.
Applicants must submit one essay describing the story they will cover during Brazil trip. The story must relate to one or more of Millennium Development Goals.
Participants will frequently post stories, including blog posts, slideshows, social media posts, video and audio clips, before, during and after the trip.
For more information, please visit Reporting Trip on Development in Brazil page.