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African Data Journalism Fund Launches 2016 New Contest For…

African Data Journalism Fund Launches 2016 New Contest For…

Apply today –  Transform your tomorrow!  –  ImpactAFRICA Data-Driven Journalism Fund Contest 2016 for stories on water / sanitation issues (Fully Funded to Newsrooms in the USA) is now accepting applications.

This contest is for Journalists who report on water and sanitation issues in six African countries, is you fall into this category you can win fully-funded study trips to major newsrooms in the United States as part of a new contest.

”Access to safe water across Africa is a major public health issue that is often underreported by mainstream media across Africa, despite research by agencies such as the United Nations which estimates that 300 million of the continent’s 800 million citizens live in water-scarce environments with millions dying unnecessarily from water-borne diseases.

impactAFRICA will therefore sponsor three journalists to spend 10 days visiting and learning from some of the world’s top media outlets from three cities in the U.S.A. impactAFRICA is the continent’s largest fund for data-driven storytelling and is offering $500,000 in support through a series of contests this year to help boost digital journalism across the continent.

Any reportage on water or sanitation issues in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania or Zambia is eligible. Stories can be on any platform and in any format, as long as they are published or broadcast in the target countries during the period March 30 to June 30, 2016…..The water/sanitation contest is the second of four impactAFRICA competitions. The first contest, which closes on April 15 2016.” Read more here

Deadline: June 30, 2016

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Apply today!!! You have nothing to lose, WHOLE lot to gain!!!

Source: ImpactAfrica

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