Young journalists from all over the globe are welcome to apply for the reporting fellowship to attend the 13th World Conference of the World Health Organization (WHO). The event is designed in the field of injury prevention and safety promotion, its theme is “Advancing injury and violence prevention towards SDGs". The event will be held from Nov. 5-7, 2018 in Bangkok. The deadline to apply is on August 17th.
With the continued support of WHO, 12 journalists will be selected for the Safety 2018 reporting fellowship. The 2018 Safety Reporting Fellowship program will cover all fellowship-related costs, including travel to the conference, accommodations and registration.
Journalists who apply for the fellowship must be fluent in English. Priority will be given to journalists from low- or middle-income countries. Please note that preference will be given to those who haven’t participated in a WHO training workshop before.
Applicants will be asked to provide the following:
- An essay (no more than 500 words) detailing your motivation and goals for seeking the fellowship;
- At least one fleshed-out story idea (300 – 500 words) for an in-depth safety and injury-prevention reporting project that incorporates data;
- A commitment to produce at least three safety stories during and after the conference;
- A letter of support from an editor or newsroom manager endorsing the journalist’s participation in the program to demonstrate understanding of the fellowship’s value and support for publishing, posting and/or broadcasting the journalist’s coverage of the conference and story project;
- A brief biography (up to 300 words);
- A resume;
- Two samples of work focusing on safety or injury prevention published/posted/broadcast recently (after 2015).
Selection will be based on the journalists’ professional qualifications, relevant experience such as demonstrated interest in the topic of injury prevention or road safety, English-language proficiency, and endorsement by a newsroom manager.
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