AWiM invites applications for the African Women in the Media Africa Environment Reporting Programme in 2022.
African Women in the Media (AWiM) is a network for African women working in media industries anywhere globally. It aims to positively impact the way media functions in relations to women, and its vision is that one day women of African heritage will have equal representation in media industries.
Worth of Award
- Journalists commissioned to produce stories will have access to training by AWiM.
- Commission fee is USD 100 per story.
- Applicants must be women journalists based in Africa. Applicants can be from any country in Africa. For the purposes of this reporting grant opportunity, AWiM will only be accepting applications in English.
- Applicants must either have a working understanding of English or be able to translate their work.
- Pitches are open to women journalists working in any medium (e.g. online, print, television, radio etc.) and other media practitioners with a history of covering environmental beats. Pitches from freelance reporters and staff from all types of media organizations – international, national, local and community-based are encouraged. Where you are staff of a media organization, please indicate in your pitch if your organization would like to co-publish your story.
- Ten pitches will be selected each month, so if you do not hear from us, do not be discouraged.
How to Apply
- All pitches must be no more than 250 words.
- It should highlight the key issue you want to focus on, why it is relevant to the programme, the extent to which it is under reported, and what the gender angle is.
- Also indicate why you are the right person to report it and the access you already have.
Deadline: Applications for the African Women in the Media (AWiM) are ongoing.