iWatch Africa Funded Training of Journalists in Ghana

iWatch Africa Funded Training of Journalists in Ghana

iWatch Africa Funded Training of Journalists in Ghana

The project is aimed at training journalists (Including Student Journalists) in the use of data and investigative journalism tools to report on human rights abuses and corruption via the use of digital media platforms.

The project will also refer reported cases to police oversight bodies such as CHRAJ and PIPS for further investigation and necessary action.

The project will involve deploying a digital campaign as well as town hall meetings to educate citizens on their rights and responsibilities in their engagement with the police.

iWatch Africa is a non-governmental organisation with considerable national repute and significance. They have carved a niche in Ghana’s policy and journalism environment for putting out objective and independent assessment of government commitment towards Ghanaians.

iWatch Africa also tracks Digital Rights in Africa, Organised crime and Trans-national Crime in Africa, Gender-based Violence and Discrimination and finally Police Abuse of Power in Ghana.

iWatch Africa Focuses

  • Leveraging the Power of Data Journalism and New Media technology to Promote Transparency and Accountability in Africa.
  • iWatch Africa also uses data and investigative journalism tools put the spotlight on the following challenges confronting the continent;
  • Together Against Corruption

    Eligibility Criteria

    Applicants are expected to be:

  • Ghanaian nationals aged between 18 and 35 years old, and belong to the group of young people who are prepared to play a decisive role in shaping the future of Ghana.
  • Students, community leaders, journalists, young leaders, people who are active in social movements, community organizations, and bloggers
  • People or activists who have been directly contributing to ethical governance and have inspired others to do the same through social media platforms.

    Important Dates

  • Announcement of the shortlisted applicant for interview: 7th October 2019;
  • Announcement of selected applicant: 10th October 2019
  • The arrival of the selected applicant at the Training center: 15th October

    Note: Interested female and alumni members of YALI & / YALI RLC are strongly advised to submit their applications promptly.

    How to Apply

    Applicants can apply through the given website.

    Apply by 1st October.

    For more information and application details, see; iWatch Africa Funded Training of Journalists in Ghana

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