Wealth of Nations Workshop on Illicit Finance In Africa 2017 (For African Journalists)

Nov 25, 2017, 11:10 AMDec 1, 2017, 11:10 AM (Europe/London)
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  • Nov 25, 2017, 11:10 AMDec 1, 2017, 11:10 AM (Europe/London)


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  • When Nov 25, 2017, 11:10 AMDec 1, 2017, 11:10 AM (Europe/London)
  • Where Africa
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  • The Wealth of Nations is looking for journalists based anywhere in Africa who are motivated to understand how their country could be losing money via illicit means. Wealth of Nations is a long-term engagement, and journalists who take part must commit to all elements of the scheme, signing an agreement to this effect.

    These elements include:
    • The production of stories or investigations on illicit financial flows
    • A mentoring support scheme that will help produce these stories
    • Intensive training on reporting illicit finance (the first workshops will take place in late November/early December 2017)

    Deadline: October 9, 2017

    Location: Africa

    • If selected, you will take part in one intensive workshop (5 days) covering illicit finance, reporting on companies, accounts and budgets, and investigative techniques
    • You will propose one or more story ideas that you wish to work on within the scheme – we will provide experienced journalists to help you pursue your stories right up to publication/broadcast
    • Selected participants will receive modest funding to help them realize their stories or investigations; those who are funded may have further opportunities for training
    • You will have exclusive access to expertise through our network of illicit finance experts
    • You will also have access to story ideas and editorial advice and will be invited to share your own expertise with participants from other regions.


    In order to participate in the Wealth of Nations scheme:
    • Journalists should be based in Africa and work for one or more African media organizations.
    • Journalists applying must have fluent English or French.
    • Journalists with at least two years of professional experience.
    • You must be able to spend significant time working on illicit finance stories or investigations
    • Both freelancers and staff journalists may apply. Journalists working for a news organization will need consent from their editor to take part. Freelancers should provide evidence that one or more media organizations will be willing to take their work.
    • Journalists working in any medium or multiple media are welcome to apply (print, online, radio or television)

    Application Process:

    Visit http://www.wealth-of-nations.org/i/?id=2df5945d-cbae-49a9-907f-1eb231d16065 to begin the application online or visit Wealth of Nations Workshop website at http://www.wealth-of-nations.org/ for more information.

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