Call for applications: Empowering newsrooms & journalists to counter online abuse

Empowering journalists and newsrooms to deal with abuse of women journalists in Ghana

iWatch Africa is a not-for-profit media and policy organization dedicated to promoting transparency and accountability across the continent.

iWatch Africa with support from Impact Amplifier Foundation, is equipping and assisting 20 journalists from twenty newsrooms in Ghana to set up online safety units in response to the growing online violence experienced by journalists, particularly female journalists.

This project is a sequel to iWatch Africa’s digital rights initiative launched in 2020 to track, document and analyze threats against journalists, media workers within the digital ecosystem in West Africa.

Applicants are expected to be:
• Ghanaian nationals aged between 18 and 45 years old, and must be prepared to influence change in their newsroom or organization.
• Must be a journalist or work within the media ecosystem.
• People or activists who directly contribute to media development programs in Ghana.

NOTE: Female journalists are strongly encouraged to apply.

All selected applicants will be MANDATED to introduce a protocol on dealing with online abuse and harassment of journalists in their organization after the program.
Applicants should follow our social media handles: Twitter: @iwatchafrica for updates.
Important Dates:
• Deadline for applications:  18th May 2024; 11: 00pm GMT. Applicants will also be selected on rolling basis.
• All selected applicants will be contacted by 23rd May, 2024.

Trainings are expected to take place in June and July, 2024.

Costs related to participating in the program will be covered by the organizers.

Click HERE to apply.
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