Attend the 11th Global Investigative Journalism Conference,Germany

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The Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC) is the leading international investigative and data journalists gathering held once every two years. This year, from 26 to 29 September, the 11th conference will take place in Hamburg, Germany, and will be co-hosted by the Global Investigative Journalism Network, Netzwerk Recherche and Interlink Academy.

GIJC19 will feature more than 150 exciting panels, workshops and networking sessions, from cross-border cooperation and corruption to advanced data analysis. We will have special tracks on documentaries, strategies for sustainability, security and security, and more.Here’s a chance to learn from the best in the field and enhance your skills with the latest tips and tools.

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With the support of our sponsors, the conference is offering more than 200 fellowships to both established and young promising journalists in developing and transitioning countries, and for journalists from specific communities such as LGBTQ and indigenous peoples, to participate in this prestigious event. Competition is keen so you need to convince us that you will make great use of the training GIJC19 offers.

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  • Open to full-time print, online, television, video, radio, documentary and multimedia journalists in developing or transitioning countries;
  • Experience in investigative or data journalism a plus;
  • Special categories for journalists from LGBTQ communities, indigenous peoples, citizen investigators, and journalists exiled from their homelands;
  • Sorry, Western journalists based overseas are not eligible.

Fellowship Requirement:

Following the conference, fellows are required to either produce a story directly related to #GIJC19 or give a presentation of the knowledge you have gained at #GIJC19 in your home country to other colleagues or the journalism community at-large. Examples here.

GIJC19 Fellowship Benefits:

  •  Round-trip airfare to Hamburg, Germany
  •  Hotel room for four nights
  •  Transport between Hamburg airport and the conference hotel
  • Breakfast and lunch on conference days
  •  Award ceremony banquet dinner
  •  Conference fee

NOTE: The fellowship does not include a per diem, visa fees, or transport to and from your home country airport. This is a training conference, and fellows are expected to pay for these costs.

HOW TO APPLY: Click Here

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 5, 2019. Successful fellows will be notified via email by June 30, 2019.

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