Human Rights Abuse & Corruption Project- Call for Participants

Promoting transparency and accountability in Ghana

iWatch Africa; Human rights abuse and corruption Project, Ghana
Introduction and call for Participants
The project is aimed at training journalists (Including Student Journalists) in the use of data and investigative journalism tools to report on human rights abuses and corruption via the use of digital media platforms. The project will also refer reported cases to police oversight bodies such as CHRAJ and PIPS for further investigation and necessary action. The project will involve deploying a digital campaign as well as town hall meetings to educate citizens on their rights and responsibilities in their engagement with the police.Eligibility
Applicants are expected to be:
• Ghanaian nationals aged between 18 and 35 years old, and belong to the group of young people who are prepared to play a decisive role in shaping the future of Ghana.
• Students, community leaders, journalists, young leaders, people who are active in social movements, community organizations, and bloggers
• People or activists who have been directly contributing to ethical governance and have inspired others to do the same through social media platforms.
Important Dates:
• Deadline for applications: 1st October 2019; 11: 00pm GMT
• Announcement of the shortlisted applicant for interview: 7th October 2019;
• Announcement of selected applicant: 10th October 2019
• The arrival of the selected applicant at the Training center: 15th October
NB:1. Interested female and alumni members of YALI & / YALI RLC are strongly advised to submit their applications promptly

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Gideon Sarpong

Gideon Sarpong is a media practitioner with over six years experience in data, investigative and policy journalism. Gideon is currently the Policy and News Director at iWatch Africa. His major role includes developing news strategy for correspondents across Ghana, as well as designing project and policy focus for the organisation. He is an author with over eight publications; a fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation (Wealth of Nations Program), Commonwealth Youth Program (DYLP) and Bloomberg Data for Health Program. Gideon holds a degree in economics from the University of Cape Coast and PgD in Policy Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Zambia. He is a firm believer in the use of data journalism and technology for development and is committed to promoting transparency and accountability in Africa.

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