Funding Opportunity for Journalists in Burkina-Faso, Ghana & Senegal

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) announces the 3rd phase of its funding opportunity for journalists in Ghana, Senegal, and Burkina Faso. The initiative seeks to support journalists to produce critical, independent and high-quality reports on issues of Corruption, Transparency, Accountability, and Service Delivery in the target countries.

The funding opportunity forms part of activities under the MFWA’s project titled: Enhancing Public Participation and Demand for Accountability in Governance through Effective Media and Governance Dialogue Platforms. The project seeks to strengthen the capacity of media organisations in Ghana, Senegal and Burkina Faso to report more effectively on Governance, Transparency and Accountability issues. It also aims at empowering the media to become efficient platforms for citizens’-authorities’ engagement on governance issues.

Application Requirements

An Applicant must be a Journalist currently working with a recognised print, electronic and online media in Ghana, Senegal, and Burkina Faso.

Interested applicants should click here to access the application formOnly shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

The funding support for the investigation project ranges from US$ 100 to US$ 1000. Budget above US$ 1000 may be considered for special reports. The deadline for the application is 30th June, 2019.

The project is being implemented with funding support from the US-based William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

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