The 2021 Global Investigative Journalism Conference is this November 1-5, and for the first time, we’re doing it all online. The conference is the seminal international event in investigative journalism, featuring practical panels and workshops on the latest investigative techniques, data analysis, online research, cross-border collaboration, and more by the best journalists in the field. Since 2001, we’ve trained over 8,000 reporters, sparked headline-making collaborations, and spread investigative reporting worldwide.
This year’s online conference (#GIJC21) includes a global schedule with regional, continent-specific programs, multiple language translation, and lots of networking opportunities.
Admission is just $100 USD — for five days of programs — but if you can’t afford that, GIJN is offering fellowships to journalists in developing and transitioning countries. Thanks to the support of our sponsors, we can waive the registration fee for a limited number of applicants. Competition is keen, so you need to convince us that you’ll make great use of the training GIJC21 offers. GIJN will notify the winners via email by the end of September 2021.
Note: All applicants for this #GIJC21 fellowships are welcome to apply again for a fellowship at our in-person conference in 2022. Being selected for a fellowship at our online conference does not decrease your chances from being selected as a fellow in Sydney next year.
+ Open to full-time print, online, television, video, radio and multimedia journalists in developing or transitioning countries. Part-time reporters whose primary career is journalism are also welcome to apply. For a full list of eligible countries, check this link.
+ Experience in investigative or data journalism is a plus.
+ A working knowledge of English, with the ability to understand panel discussions and workshop talks.
Fellows will get free admission for the full duration of GIJC21, plus access to watch the conference videos on demand after the event is over.
SPECIAL CATEGORY: Environmental and Organized Crime
GIJN is offering special fellowships to journalists to increase their reporting skills on environmental and organized crime. You can select this track in the fellowship form. These fellowships are made possible by support from the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 17, 2021. Winners will be notified via email by the end of September, 2021.
Due to the high volume of applications, we won’t be able to update you individually on the status of your application. Please take the time to read the application guidelines and form. If you cannot find the answer, you can write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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