ICFJ WHO Violence Prevention Reporting Program in USA 2021

Applications are currently open for the ICFJ WHO Violence Prevention Reporting Program in the USA in 2021.

For this program, participants will be encouraged to produce stories around issues related to violence prevention in their home countries using lessons learned from the training. Those who do produce stories will be given preference for participation in the subsequent phase of the program, during which they will also be eligible for reporting grants and dedicated virtual mentorship.

Topics covered will include:

  • Child violence in the news
  • Why the voice of the child is newsworthy
  • Experiences of journalists reporting on child violence
  • Hooks for child welfare stories
  • Child welfare reporting tips
  • Carrying out interviews with children and their networks
  • Resources for reporting on child violence

Worth of Award

The ICFJ WHO Violence Prevention Reporting Program seeks to

  • Prepare and promote a media guide on violence prevention reporting.
  • Implement a two-week online course for 60 global participants, covering critical issues in violence prevention and successful initiatives.
  • Organize six regional webinars, each targeting approximately 20 participants from WHO target regions and countries.
  • Support journalists from target countries in producing high-quality, engaging stories that highlight solutions for violence against children.
  • The online course will additionally train participants on reporting practices such as the basics of data journalism, fact checking and audience engagement.
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  • It is designed to enable journalists around the world.
  • It also strengthens their reporting on issues related to violence against children and effective interventions.

How to apply 

All applications should be made online via the official website.

Deadline: The deadline for applications is Friday, November 19, 11:59 pm EST.

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