Workshops in Tunisia for Journalists within the China-North Africa Reporting Project

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The Africa-China Reporting Project in cooperation with Inkyfada in Tunisia invites all journalists from Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, and Libya to submit proposals to attend a journalism training workshop in Tunisia held from 7 to 12 October 2019. The workshop will focus on practical investigative techniques and skills, as well as explore China’s role in Africa and specific North African countries. 

Workshop Topics:

  1. Multimedia journalism.
  2.  Online tools and resources.
  3. Data journalism and data visualization, visual storytelling and audience engagement.
  4. Cybersecurity.
  5. The workshop will also include engagement with and supervision of specific China-North Africa investigations to be undertaken by the participating journalists after the workshop for which they will receive reporting grants.

Required Documents:

  • Applicant CV
  • A brief proposal outlining (a) story to be investigated with the clear headline; story relevance, significance and expected outcomes, (b) proposed publication/platform, and (c) itemized budget for reporting investigation totaling no more than US$1,500
  • List of previously published reporting 

Potential investigation topics:

  • Chinese projects, investments, and workers in North Africa and the impact on local communities 
  • China’s efforts to advance industrialization and development in North Africa 
  • Chinese training programs and skills transfers/job creation in North Africa
  • Investigations on whether China’s investments in North Africa are implemented consistently with its commitments expressed in China Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF) documents 
  • The Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) in North Africa and how the region is set to benefit and participate in future
  • Chinese anti-corruption and clean governance efforts in North Africa (for example via the Belt & Road Initiative), and any instances of corruption or unlawful activities by individual Chinese companies 
  • Cultural and people-to-people perceptions and exchanges 
  • North African students trained in China and the application of their skills back in North Africa 
  • Chinese initiatives and activities to address wildlife poaching and trafficking in North Africa, and any instances of involvement of Chinese individuals 

About the Program:

The Africa-China Reporting Project aims to improve the quality of reporting on Africa-China issues by providing facilitation and capacity building for journalists via reporting grants, workshops, and other opportunities. The Project facilitates journalists to investigate complex dynamics and uncover untold stories, with an emphasis on on-the-ground impact and perspectives to illustrate how the lives of the people of Africa are changing amid the comprehensive phenomenon of Africa-China interactions.

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Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia
Country of residence
Any Country
Both gender
Media and Journalism

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Young Professionals, Mid Career Professionals
Opportunity Coverage
Opportunity will take place in
Required Documents
CV, others

Educational Conditions

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