Aga Khan Foundation and Canadian Association of Journalists announce third cycle of $25,000 reporting fellowship

Captivating stories from across the developing world are waiting to be told. Make your pitch to tell them.

Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) and the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) announces the third cycle of the Fellowship for International Development Reporting. This unique opportunity challenges journalists to push the boundaries of development reporting and dive into the complex issues facing the developing world.

The $25,000 fellowship offers recipients the chance to undertake a substantial overseas reporting project that helps Canadians develop a greater understanding of development issues. The parameters are simple: story pitches must be about a development issue within a developing country or region. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that apply a new lens to daily foreign coverage and explore fresh perspectives on global issues.

Applications are welcome from Canadian citizens and permanent residents with at least five years of experience as working journalists, including freelancers and staff reporters. The deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. ET on September 12, 2016.

“The developing world is evolving at a rapid pace, and journalists play an important role in making sense of the complex dynamics at work. This fellowship supports journalists who want to tell stories that illuminate the process of global development for Canadians.”

— Khalil Z. Shariff, Chief Executive Officer, AKFC.

“These journalists are travelling to corners of the world mostly forgotten by Canadian newsrooms. “And if not for AKFC’s continued commitment to development journalism that matters, Canadian audiences may never hear crucial stories like these.”

— CAJ president Nick Taylor-Vaisey.

Source: Montreal GazzetteCAJ.caAKFC.caThe StreetEdmonton Journal

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