Call for applications: training of ten media for each country (The Gambia, Guinea, Mauritania and Niger) on the coverage of migration issues

Call for applications: training of ten media for each country (The Gambia, Guinea, Mauritania and Niger) on the coverage of migration issues

November 28, 2022

Are you a media/journalist/blogger interested in migration issues? Would you like to benefit from a capacity building activity to improve the coverage of migration issues, but also to produce content on this topic? Apply to our call for candidates!

Dialogues Migrations is a project funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. First implemented by CFI in 2021, it has been scheduled to run until end 2023. Dialogues Migrations generalaim is to promote responsible discourse on migration, firstly by developing training initiatives accompanied by production support for media outlets (journalists and bloggers) and schools of journalism, and, secondly by facilitating the sharing of viewpoints and experience with all stakeholders in migration themes.

CFI is launching a call for applications to support media outlets and/or blogs based in The Gambia, Guinea, Mauritania and Niger to reinforce and improve their coverage of migration issues, as well as mentor and support subsequent content production as part of the project Dialogues on Migration. 

The ten media outlets selected for each country will be receive support to integrate migration issues into their editorial line, from late January 2023 to April 2023, as part of an educational programme comprising two training courses held in the capital cities of each country (Banjul, Conakry, Niamey and Nouakchott):

  1. One five-day course on the well-balanced, ethical coverage of migration issues for one journalist or one blogger. 
  2. One five-day course on fighting misinformation (fact-checking) on the subject of migration for one journalist or one blogger.

Continuing on from each of these training courses, the trained journalists and/or bloggers will each benefit from remote mentoring for six weeks in order to:

  • put what they learned during the training course into practice;
  • support them in the production of content on migration;
  • help their media outlet shape their editorial line to make migration news a regular feature.

This mentoring period will be followed by two presentation days, in-person,to present trainee output. 

Are you interested in this coaching programme? 

Apply!

Deadline for reception of application files:  Tuesday 20 December 2022 (6.00pm UTC)