Deadline: 26 August, 2020

The Thomson Reuters Foundation has opened applications for the Reporting on Malaria in Africa programme.

Thomson Reuters Foundation is offering African journalists, who are motivated to report on malaria, the opportunity to take part in a new remote training initiative.


  • Participants will receive training on ethical reporting and standards in health reporting, working with sources, how to search for trusted information and identify fake news, story pitching
  • Deepen their knowledge of malaria and public health more broadly
  • Exposure to expert speakers
  • Gain access to story ideas and editorial advice
  • Experienced journalists will help participants pursue their malaria stories right up to publication/broadcast
  • Participants will receive modest funding to help them realise their malaria stories.


  • African journalists based in sub-Saharan Africa and working as staff or regular contributors to English-language media organisations in their respective countries
  • Journalists working for a news organisation will need consent from their editor to take part
  • Freelancers should provide evidence that one or more media organisations will be willing to take their work
  • Journalists able to commit to the full length of the three-week course and to spending significant time working on malaria stories in the weeks following the end of the course
  • Journalists with at least three years of professional experience
  • Open to journalists working in any medium or multiple media
  • Journalists applying must be fluent in fluent English (reading, writing, speaking, listening)

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: Thomson Reuters Foundation


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