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zenith Reporting Grant for Journalists in the Arab World

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In collaboration with the Candid Foundation and alumni of the Herbert Quandt Foundation, zenith Magazine has announced the zenith Reporting Grant 2019, the grant is aimed at young journalists who are interested in the Arab World or who are working in the Middle East or North Africa. Participants must deliver an in-depth feature read using new format combing text, photo, and video elements for a multimedia story.


The zenith Reporting Grant 2019 wants to help to promote in-depth journalism and that is by supporting three journalistic research projects with a maximum amount of 2,000 Euro each.


The applicant must:

  1. Be a journalist who is not older than 32 years.
  2. Work and live as a journalist in one of the following countries:  Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Sudan, Djibouti, Somalia, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Qatar and Mauritania.
  3. Teams of two or more journalists are welcome to apply as well. In this case, funding must be shared among the applicants.

What are the next steps?

An international jury of experienced Middle East reporters will decide on and will notify the winners in a timely manner after the deadline. The first half of funding will be transferred in advance, the second half will be transferred after the successful completion of the project.

Members of the Jury:

  • Katrin Sandmann (Cobalt TV, arte Reportage, Berlin)
  • Manon Quérouil (Freelance reporter, Paris)
  • Amir Musawy (Al-Iraqiyya, Baghdad/Berlin)
  • Christoph Reuter (Der Spiegel, Beirut)
  • Christoph Ehrhardt (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Beirut)
  • Daniel-Dylan Böhmer (Die Welt, Berlin)
  • Jan Rübel (Zeitenspiegel, Quandt Alumni Network, Berlin)
  • Alexandra Belopolsky (Quandt Alumni Network, Berlin)
  • Daniella Cheslow (Quandt Alumni Network, Berlin)
  • Lissy Kaufmann (Quandt Alumni Network, Berlin)
  • Dana Regev (Quandt Alumni Network, Berlin)
  • Florian Guckelsberger (zenith Magazine)

About zenith 

zenith is an independent magazine from Berlin, Germany that covers the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Muslim world in general. For more than 16 years movers, shakers, and other interested readers trust in the expertise of the vast network of authors working at zenith. zenith also publishes an independent print magazine in both English and German. The Candid Foundation, which is behind zenith, also organizes zenith Talk, zenith Photo Award as well as events and conferences worldwide.


United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Age Groups
Less than32
Both gender
Media and Journalism

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Young Professionals
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
Opportunity will take place in
Online Courses
Required Documents
CV, Research Proposal

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
Media and Journalism
Educational Level
No Education Level is Required
Required Languages
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