The Africa-China Reporting Project (the Project) is collaborating with the Hong Kong-based news organisations HK01 and Initium Media for a Cross-border Poaching & Trafficking Investigation (the Investigation) that will encompass both the supply (African) and demand (Asian) sides of currently critical wildlife issues such as illegal hunting and trading of ivory, rhino horn, pangolins, donkeys, shark fin and abalone.
As part of the Investigation the Project is inviting applications from African journalists for a number of special reporting grants to undertake investigations in an African country or region on a specific critical wildlife issue such as mentioned above. After completing their investigations in Africa, the selected journalists will be sent to Hong Kong where they and journalists from HK01 and Initium Media (who have conducted investigations on the same issues on the demand side in Asia) will share information and findings with each other. The African journalists will spend a week in Hong Kong and gain experience and skills in busy Asian newsrooms.
The features produced as a result of this cross-border Investigation will be published in English by the selected African journalists and in Chinese by HK01 and Initium Media, with due accreditation accorded to both sides.
Guidelines on how to apply
For any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.