Call for application: residential investigative journalism boot camp

Do you desire to be an investigative journalist? Do you want to be equipped with the skills to be able to undertake fact-based, in-depth and enterprise reporting?

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) invites applications from Ghanaian journalists for a three-day investigative journalism boot camp.

The boot camp, which will be residential, will afford participants the opportunity to learn from some of the finest and experienced facilitators in investigative journalism.

Successful applicants will be taken through the investigative processes of developing a story idea, reporting and presenting the findings in a complete and coherent manner for a maximum impact.

There will be interactive presentations from experienced investigative journalists, group work, and practical story development sessions.

At the end of the workshop, participants will have shaped their stories and developed the plans for pursuing them to the end.

Eligibility criteria:

Applicants should be a Ghanaian journalist currently working in a media house or as a freelancer.

Applicants must have an investigative story or an idea that they are already pursuing and would want to use the boot camp to fully develop it.

Applicants must be available to attend the residential boot camp in person in the second week of August 2021.

Story ideas must be on one of the following themes:

Transparency, Accountability, Human rights, Access to information, or any issue of national or public interest.


Interested journalists should submit applications not later than Tuesday, July 27, 2021. 

Click here to access the application form.

Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

Contact Evans on 0201337619 or email: [[email protected]] for any clarification.

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