Are you a journalist, blogger or social media influencer based in Ghana? Are you passionate about investigative journalism, financial, economic or business reporting?
Then take advantage of this opportunity!
The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) is organizing a Two-day training workshop on investigative reporting on tax justice (progressive taxation), domestic revenue mobilisation and illicit financial flows.
The workshop is aimed at empowering beneficiaries to gain situational awareness of the issues, joint-learn, and build a sustained campaign on tax justice, domestic resource mobilisation, illicit financial flow, and social accountability.
In 2022, Ghana’s economic growth was confronted with downturns, fiscal and structural crises with increased gap between domestic revenue mobilisation and financing needs. The decline was attributed to several factors including high-debt crisis, corruption, revenue leakages, and a shrinking domestic tax base. To put the economy on a path of a fair fiscal recovery requires government, private and civil society organisations, particularly, the media to play its watchdog to influence fiscal justice that will put public accountability at the heart of fair recovery and economic development.
The target beneficiaries are investigative journalists, financial, economic, and business reporters, bloggers and social media influencers in Ghana
The two-day workshop will combine theory and practice as a method of delivery. Beneficiaries will take part in individual as well as group assignments and presentations. At the end of the two-day workshop, beneficiaries will be supported to produce at least ONE investigative story that addresses the growing inequalities and development challenges targeted at reducing poverty.
Application and Deadline
Interested applicants should apply via this link, not later than July 23, 2023.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.