Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) 2022 Grants for Nigerian Journalists
The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ), under its Collaborative Media Engagement for Development, Inclusivity, and Accountability (CMEDIA) project, invites investigative story pitches with a focus on subnational issues from journalists from all genres across Nigeria.
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Requirements and Qualifications for WSCIJ Grants
Journalists applying for this grant will be expected to investigate, produce and publish human interest stories issues at the subnational (state and local) levels of government, including but not limited to; health, rural dwellers, education, road infrastructure, girls and women, water, housing, insecurity, persons with disability, electricity and agriculture or a mix of the issues.
Journalists from reputable local media organisations focused on specific states and local governments are encouraged to apply.
Aim and Benefits of WSCIJ Grants
The collaborative media project is designed as a multi-level intervention for media independence and government accountability. The project seeks to strengthen the media’s independence and presence, especially at state and local government levels in a bid to improve public awareness and the ecosystem for accountability there. It is initiated by the WSCIJ, and funded by the MacArthur Foundation.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified journalists should go to Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) on docs.google.com to apply