Impulse NGO Network is launching a one-year fellowship for ambitious early-career journalists from India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar to build digital journalism skills and conduct sensitive reports on cross-border human trafficking in the region.
Impulse NGO Network will award four fellowships to one journalist from each country, who will be trained in digital reporting, with a specific focus on cross-border human trafficking. Fellows will participate in a two-day orientation and training workshop lead by experienced journalists and technical experts from each of the four countries, to build awareness and sensitisation to the issues of human trafficking and challenges of conducting in-depth, ethical and impactful reports.
Throughout the One-Year Fellowship, journalists will be mentored by experienced journalists and receive guidance and training from experts in areas of gender, psychology and law. Fellows will be exposed to cross country reporting, inter-related issues of human trafficking which include unsafe migration, an understanding of the economic situation of states/provinces, districts, townships and villages affected by cross-border human trafficking.
Fellows will receive a generous scholarship, and all travel, food, and accommodation will be covered under the fellowship.
Fellowships will be awarded to early-career journalists with skills in digital media from India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Myanmar who are interested in reporting on cross-border human trafficking in the region, and:
- Have 2-3 years of journalism or reporting experience
- Are skilled in a range of media (print, digital, audio and video)
- Are ideally already working with new media platforms or news organisations.
- Freelance journalists must be able to demonstrate links with media houses and previously published work.
- Must be able and willing to work in a partner country outside of their own for at least one month of the fellowship
- Must have strong social media presence or be willing to actively engage in social media as part of the fellowship
Journalists who are survivors of human trafficking, women and from marginalised castes are encouraged to apply.