Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Fund for Investigative Journalism in Haiti

WHAT IS FIJH:
A fund set up specifically to help journalists who, individually or as a group of two or three, might otherwise not have the financial means or technological resources, skills or experience to complete an investigation (written, radio or television). 


This initiative is sponsored by two international organizations that support investigative journalism and the improvement of media and journalists worldwide: the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and International Media Support (IMS).

The FIJH is planning to hold several rounds of grant-making for investigations to be held in 2012. Check back soon to learn about the next call for proposals.










WHY FIJH?
• To instill a culture of investigative reporting.
• To improve the quality of reporting in Haiti.
• To help jumpstart a public demand for accountability.




WHAT WILL FIJH PROVIDE FOR JOURNALIST RECIPIENTS? 
• Partial salary for the length of the investigation, as well as funding for expenses (travel, phone cards, copies, cyber café, etc.)
• A coach to work one-on-one with an FIJH journalist recipient.
• Translation of material and legal support, if necessary.


LATEST NEWS  
On January 3, 2012, the FIJH awarded seven journalists and journalist teams funding for reports to be completed in early 2012. 


HOW DO I APPLY? Check back soon to learn about the next opportunity.


GUIDELINES
The FIJH follows the "hypothesis-based investigation" method. To learn more, please see the UNESCO manual. The Forum for African Investigative Reporters also has good resources, although most of them are in English only. 
   
Go to the French site.


           
   

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