Deadline: 24 November, 2017
Event Dates: 22 January — 26 January, 2018
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Thomson Reuters Foundation is offering a training scheme on Reporting Organized Crime for journalists across Africa, in partnership with the ENACT programme (Enhancing Africa’s Response to Transnational Organised Crime).
The intensive five-day workshop, taking place in Kampala, Uganda from Monday 22nd January – Friday 22nd January will build the capacity of journalists to report on the issue of transnational organized crime – improving both knowledge and skills and also developing story ideas that can be taken forward by participants following the workshop.
Thomson Reuters Foundation is offering a training scheme for journalists across Africa, in partnership with the ENACT programme (Enhancing Africa’s Response to Transnational Organised Crime).
A three-year, EU funded project lead by the Institute for Security Studies, INTERPOL and the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime , ENACT works to mitigate the impact of transnational organised crime in Africa on development, governance, security and the rule of law, recognising the need for a holistic understanding of the TOC phenomenon and the important role of multi-sector stakeholders, including journalists, in the development of effective, long-term responses.
Transnational organized crime (TOC) is a serious threat to international peace, good governance and development – and is on the rise globally, including across Africa. It is an obstacle to reducing poverty, distorts local economies and undermines development efforts. By reporting on criminal activity, monitoring the integrity and independence of governance and mobilizing public opinion, independent journalists and the media are critical to holding governments to account and mobilizing civil society
Organized crime does not respect borders and as such, the workshop will focus on developing cross-border story ideas, encouraging collaboration between international participants.
We are seeking applicants focusing on transnational organized crime reporting with a maximum of five years’ experience – OR journalists with more experience and who have not covered this topic before, but who have a marked interest in starting to cover the issue. Applicants should be based in Africa.
This is an opportunity provided by the Reporting Transnational Organised Crime programme.
The course itself is free of charge and travel and expenses will be covered.
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