Environmental journalists in four African countries invited to apply for eight-week online course.
Climate change and urban sprawl is leading to deforestation across the continent and is fast becoming a major conservation concern. The Congo Basin is one of the many places that has seen a rapid increase in deforestation.
Accurate reporting to bring these issues to the fore is vital and we’re inviting journalists to learn more about data-driven journalism on this.
As part of this, Code for Africa is offering African journalists a free, intensive eight-week online course to teach you critical data collection, wrangling and presentation skills for producing compelling multimedia storytelling about deforestation in the Congo Basin.
Participants will also be invited to apply for a story grant to work on a multimedia project using Global Forest Watch data.
The workshops and story grants are in partnership with Oxpeckers.org and InfoCongo.org, key experts in environmental journalism in Africa. They form part of our deforestation data journalism initiative spearheaded in partnership with Global Forest Watch and World Resources Institute, across Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. The initiative seeks to support inclusive and data-driven reportage that leverages the deforestation data by Global Forest Watch to promote the reporting of critical deforestation issues in the Congo Basin.
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If you are selected for the workshop you will receive/be eligible for the following:
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
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