MediaLab Investigation : call for projects to investigate health in the Arab world

Are you an investigative journalist with an interest in the field of health? If so, this project is for you! As part of the MediaLab Investigation project, CFI is looking for candidates capable of producing investigations (in any medium) in the general field of health. The investigations may be conducted in one of the following countries: Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon or Iraq.

The topics addressed must revolve around health and may relate, for example, to any of the following issues: trafficking of medicines, a health scandal, training of medical personnel, nosocomial infections, conflicts of interest, sexual and reproductive health, mental health, etc.

Candidates are free to choose their medium (article, video, radio report, etc.), with long formats, cross-border investigations and investigations focused on women and gender equality being of particular interest.

Candidates must obtain the consent of a media outlet that has undertaken to broadcast their production. The outlet may work in traditional or digital media. It must have a certain reputation and demonstrate an ability to make a real impact. The outlet must be based in one of the following countries: Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon or Iraq.

Selection criteria

To apply for this project, you must:

  • Be an investigative journalist with several published investigations to your name;
  • Be a citizen of one of the targeted countries;
  • Have a strong interest in health issues (no need to be an expert in the matter);
  • Be available on the scheduled dates (January, April and July 2020) and commit to attending the three training sessions scheduled as part of the project;
  • Commit to taking an active part in the remote supervision sessions with the two journalists responsible for overseeing the investigations;
  • Provide a letter signed by a media outlet based in one of the targeted countries and including an undertaking to broadcast the production.

Gender equality

CFI is committed to promoting gender equality in all its projects. As part of this commitment, in the MediaLab Investigation project:

  • Particular consideration will be given to investigation projects led by women.
  • Particular consideration will be given to investigation projects that focus on women’s health.
  • Preference will be given in the selection grid to letters from media outlets with a predominantly female audience.
  • Regardless of their topic or format, the proposed investigations must promote women’s rights and gender equality.
  • CFI will encourage journalists to fight the spread of stereotypes in the investigations produced in the course of the project.

Application Deadline: 27 October, 2019.

For more information: VISIT HERE TO APPLY

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