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A fellowship for journalists covering child development

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), along with the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and Fundação Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal, is recruiting reporting fellows for early childhood development.

Published: 17th February 2017 10:44 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th February 2017 04:22 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), along with the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and Fundação Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal, is recruiting reporting fellows for early childhood development.

The all-expenses-paid fellowship is open to journalists covering issues of child health and development for news outlets based in Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania.


While previous experience in the field will be appreciated, journalists reporting on health or nutrition-related topics are welcome to apply if they are interested in increasing coverage of children’s issues.

Applicants and employed by a news outlet or have a commitment to publish/broadcast. While stories submitted may be written in your native language, applicants must be proficient in English and the reporting project proposals must be submitted in English.


The year-long programme will begin with a virtual orientation webinar after which each fellow will be assigned a mentor who will work with them. The fellows will receive virtual training, mentoring and financial support. ICFJ will conduct regular webinars during the year of the fellowship. The programme also includes two reporting trips. 


ICFJ will send all fellows to a country that is implementing a successful and innovative approach to support childhood development.

They will also get to meet early childhood development experts.
Applications, complete with a resume, some of your works on early-childhood development, a reporting-project proposal that outlines story ideas, and a reporting and publishing/broadcasting plan, must be submitted before midnight on February 26.

The winners will be selected by an international panel of judges that includes media professionals and representatives from ICFJ and CIFF. Selection will be based on professional qualifications, relevant experience, previous reporting on childhood development, and demonstrated impact on policy or development issues. 

(To register, visit: icfj.org/childhealthfellowship)



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