Fellowships To Attend the Global Investigative Journalism Conference

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The Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC) is the premier international gathering of investigative and data journalists, held once every two years. This year, the 10th conference will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from November 16 to 19, and is being co-hosted by the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Wits University Journalism Programme.

GIJC17 incorporates this year’s African Investigative Journalism Conference and will feature more than 120 exciting panels, workshops, and networking sessions, ranging from cross-border collaboration and corruption to advanced data analysis. Here’s a chance to learn from the best in the field and enhance your skills with the latest tips and tools.

With the support of our sponsors, GIJN and Wits Journalism are offering fellowships to both established and young promising journalists in developing and transitioning countries to participate in this prestigious event. Competition is keen so you need to convince us that you’ll make great use of the training GIJC17 offers. We will be offering between 40 and 60 fellowships to African journalists, and nearly 100 more for journalists elsewhere.

Eligibility

+ Open to full-time print, online, television, video, radio and multimedia journalists in developing or transitioning countries
+ Experience in investigative or data journalism a plus

Fellowship Requirement

Following the conference, fellows are required to either produce a story or give a presentation in your home country, based on what you learned at the conference. Examples here.

GIJC17 Fellowship Includes

+ Round-trip airfare to Johannesburg, South Africa
+ Hotel room for four nights
+ Transport between Johannesburg airport and the conference hotel
+ Breakfast and lunch on conference days
+ Award ceremony banquet dinner
+ Conference fee

NOTE: The fellowship does not include a per diem, visa fees, or transport to and from your home country airport. Fellows are expected to pay for these costs.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 15, 2017. Winners will be notified via email by August 1, 2017.

Application Form

(If you cannot access the embedded form below, click here for the form.)

43 thoughts on “Fellowships To Attend the Global Investigative Journalism Conference

  1. I would be very grateful if you could kindly grant me the opportunity to take part in this conference. It will offer me yet another platform to share and learn from friends as well as colleague investigative journalists across the globe.
    I participated in the 2015 global investigative journalists conference held in Lillihamer-Norway.

  2. Attending this conference will be one of my greatest achievements this year because i’m sure interacting with fellow experienced journalists from across the globe will change my mindset on the way i have been viewing reporting especially here in Sub-Saharan Africa as an environmental journalist.

    • Desmond — The application form is embedded in this web page at the bottom (above these comments). Look for the subhead Application Form.

  3. Dear sir/ Medam,

    I would be very grateful if you could kindly grant me the opportunity to take part in this conference. It will offer me platform to learn investigative journalists across the global.

  4. Dear Sir/Madam,

    Greetings!
    I am Javed Noorani from Afghanistan.I have been working as researcher/inevstigtor for the last 7 years. My focus has largely been on mining sector. I have produced a number of reports with impact. Links are here
    https://iwaweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/The-Plunderers-of-Hope.pdf
    https://iwaweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/05-chromite_extraction_in_kunar_factor_of_instability.pdf
    https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR358-Afghanistan-s-Emerging-Mining-Oligarchy.pdf
    I have more reports to share

    This a great opportunity for people like us who do not have resources to get professional training in the field.

    I would very much like to attend the training.

    Javed Noorani

    • Dear Eyitayo,

      Please fill out the form application on this page, under the subhead Application Form.
      Regards.

  5. The ninth GIJC in Lillehammer helped me a lot in my work. The GIJC is very rich in experiences. because of my participation, I was able to make many sharings in my country, and by now young malagasy journalists are interested by investigative journalism. This year, we would like to renew this experience in Norway .

  6. Dear Sir/ma,
    I would be very grateful if I’m given the opportunity to take part in this conference because the conference will provide me with a platform to learn, share, network and interact with fellow experienced journalists from across the globe.

  7. Dear Sir Madam
    My name is Sandile I am a young health journalist, online freelancer from kzn Durban. my wish is to also attend GIJC. I have few questions, will there be a transport from Durban King Shaka Airport to OR Tambo.
    I am not an investigate journalist but I can be, is it possible for me to apply.
    Are we as journalists going to produce a story or presentation after the conference or before the conference?

    • Hello, Sandile. The fellowship includes airfare to Johannesburg and a shuttle to your hotel. You would be responsible for getting to the Durban airport. The competition is open to all journalists, but it’s important your work shows promise and ability to do enterprise and in-depth reporting. Per the fellowship description, if you receive a fellowship, you would be responsible for producing a story or presentation after the conference, based on what you learned there. Good luck!

  8. Dear Sir/Madam,
    Greeting
    I would be very grateful if I’m given the opportunity to take part in this conference because the conference will provide me with a platform to learn, share, network and interact with fellow experienced
    This a great opportunity for people like us who do not have resources to get professional training in the field.
    I would very much like to attend the training.

    Thanking you,
    Yours sincerely,
    Former Minister Mr. janak Raj Giri
    Adviser
    Society for Human Improvement Protection Nepal (SHIP-Nepal)
    Kupandol, Lalitpur, Nepal
    Tel No.:+977-12238868
    Fax No.:+977-1-4216413
    Post Box No 9820
    email:- info@ship-nepal.org
    ship.development@gmail.com

  9. Hello !
    I am a journalist from Burkina Faso. I work in RTB, the public media of our country; I have done also english in University of Ouagadougou, two years.
    I want to participate to your conferences in order to learn more and approve my knoledge in english.

  10. greetings from Kenya my name is Ricky Kibet glad to have seen this important information..I’m interested and would love to be part of the team to be trained in Johannesburg and interact with other journalists across the globe… never done any investigative stories but it’s an area I would develop interest in…
    regards
    Ricky Kibet
    +254716023161

  11. I am Burhan Farah, Data and journalist expert from Somalia it is great to see GIJC in Africa, i would appreciate the followship section. Love to see successfully developed and expanded gijc. @David, great.

  12. I have being covering the finance and economy beat for over three years and I have being looking for opportunity to increase my knowledge on data journalism in other to enhance my investigative reports and thereby simplify stories to people in my community because I work for a community online and radio station in my country.

  13. My name is John Muto-Ono p’Lajur, an experienced journalist who covered the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in nortthern Uganda since 1993. Currently I am a free-lance reporter for The Black Star News, an online publication based in New York, USA and a blogger: http://www.mutonoblog.wordpress.com.
    I would like to attend this fellowship because right now I am interested in reporting post-war recovery, enviroment , climate change and development programs in my region.

  14. Hey I Paul from South Africa Westville, I wish to attend also. I am your freelancer journalists. Are we gonna be given certificate of attendance after finishing?

  15. Hello!
    I am Aisi Sobo, an investigative data journalist from Tanzania.
    I have been covering about health and agriculture for 6 years now. My ambition is to continue learning and to make positive changes to my country.
    I will be so happy if you will select me as one of the participants of the conference.
    Thanks.

  16. Dear sir/ Madam,

    I would be very grateful if you could kindly grant me the opportunity to take part in this conference. It will offer me platform to learn investigative journalists across the global and i am current a lecturer in Broadcasting and Journalism At Limkokwing Botswana.

  17. I am called Bereket Desta, and I am Assistant Professor at Department of Journalism, Media, and Communications, Adigrat University. I did my MA thesis in the area of Investigative Journalism(The Practice of Investigative Journalism at Ethiopian Broadcast Corporation: “Aynachin” program). It has been my greatest desire to attend in such conference to upgrade my knowledge and skill in relation to Investigative Journalism because I am looking for such opportunities to pursue my PhD in Investigative Journalism(Its practice in my country:challenges and prospects). I would be very glad if you consider me for a good reason.

  18. Greetings from Pakistan, one of the biggest hit country due to corruption ad financial terrorism
    by the rulers and of course the epicenter of investigative journalism. Lets’ share experience of some most credible investigative stories/reports on the occasion of 10th Global Investigative Journalism Conference, if we get a chance to represent.
    Sajid Aziz
    Doing Investigative Journalism for over 20 years in such dangerous environment and facing all intimidations.

  19. I love to be part of this great opportunity, it will gladens my heart if am opportuned to participate in the workshop because it will enhance my skill on how best to carry out investigative reports.

    • Thank you for your inquiry about membership in the Global Investigative Journalism Network. GIJN is a training and professional development association, and membership is limited to nonprofits, NGOs, and educational organizations. You can find membership criteria listed on our website here.

      Regardless, you and your colleagues are welcome to be part of the broader GIJN community by joining our Facebook and Twitter feeds, LinkedIn group, and Global Listserv, and by subscribing to the GIJN Bulletin. Also, our Help Desk and Resource Center have useful guides for journalists worldwide.

      http://gijn.org/join-our-global-community/

      Thanks again for your interest. Wishing you the best,

      Gabriela Manuli
      GIJN Deputy Director

  20. Dear Sir or Madam,
    i have already fill out the form application on this page, and submitted it. the page shows that it has already remembered what i have filled out. Does it prove that i submit the application successfully at this stage? will i receive an confirmation email or sth else to tell me that you organizers have received my form ? thx.

  21. Greeting
    I would be very grateful if I’m given the opportunity to take part in this conference because the conference will provide me with a platform to learn, share, network and interact with fellow experienced
    This a great opportunity for people like us who do not have resources to get professional training in the field.
    I would very much like to attend the training.
    Thank you

  22. I will be obliged with a response to this Inquiry.
    I have filled the application form with links to my stories since March. But the links got dormant after my newspapers’ website was down. We are back on a new hosting and the stories have been re-uploaded on our website with new links. Efforts to synchronize the old and new links were fruitless.
    Should I refill the form with the new links or send the new links only to you through this medium since I have earlier filled the form.
    Thank you in anticipation of a quick response. We appreciate this beautiful effort to make Africa, nay the world, a better place.

    Sincerely,
    Adeola Yusuf

  23. Obviously as the oldest aspirant, I have much to learn from the young that can benefit my target audience in my country. Yet even the young may have something to learn from one coming from the cobwebs of development journalism

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