Thomson Reuters Foundation Inviting Proposals for Reporting on Malaria in Africa.
The Thomson Reuters Foundation is inviting proposals for Reporting on Malaria in Africa.
Thomson Reuters Foundation is delighted to offer African journalists, who are motivated to report on malaria, the opportunity to take part in a new remote training initiative, Reporting on Malaria in Africa. This remote course will begin on Monday, 07 September and end on Friday, 25 September.
Since the turn of the century, the fight against malaria made tremendous progress and global malaria death rates dropped substantially.
Developments in disease prevention and treatments have helped to ease the burden of the disease, but obstacles to reducing malaria incidence persist. After decades of improvement, malaria cases are either flat or increasing again, challenging current approaches and interventions. New tools and innovations are being developed and delivered to rise to this challenge.
As new technologies emerge, new reporting techniques must be employed to accurately report on diseases. Media plays a critical role in creating a sustained and informed discourse on any public health initiative, and to that end has a responsibility to be impartial, responsible and informed.
Working with journalists across sub-Saharan Africa, this initiative seeks to:
All live sessions will be supplemented with extra material. Post-session discussions and feedback on an exclusive forum will extend the learning process.
These elements include:
Participants of this course will:
Selected participants will receive modest funding to help them realise their malaria stories.
The Foundation is looking for:
Freelancers should provide evidence that one or more media organisations will be willing to take their work.
Apply by 26th August.
For more information and application details, see; Funding and Proposals for Reporting on Malaria in Africa
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