20 Young Journalists for International Anti-Corruption Conference

Every two years, the hosts of the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) invite young journalists working all around the world to be part of the next edition of the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) which will be held in Tunis, Tunisia from 21-24 October 2014.

Up to 20 Young Journalists will be selected and will work together, under the guidance of the IACC’s Social Media Unit to report on the Conference sessions through various Social Media and New Media channels, these include the IACC blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Vimeo pages. The selected journalists will also have the opportunity to submit stories to their own news outlets, write monthly blogs/articles for the IACC website and have a chance to engage with Transparency International’s national chapters in their respective countries. Possibly the best part of this amazing initiative is that the selected YJs will become part of an amazing IACC YJ Network which includes some of the greatest young journalists of our time.

What you’ll receive
If you’re chosen, you will be invited to report on the 16th IACC in  Tunisia. You’ll receive a pre-conference training session with us, a round-trip economy travel ticket to Tunis, refund for any visa costs, accommodation for five nights, airport transfers, meals, and the opportunity to learn more about corruption at a global scale and meet key players in this important field. In addition you will become a member of the network of IACC Young Journalists – an amazing group of your professionals which was initiated at the 2010 IACC in Bangkok and 2012 in Brasilia.. You will be responsible for your own travel insurance.

What we’re looking for 
  1. Someone not over 35 years old.
  2. A working journalist or blogger of any nationality with at least two years of work experience. Please note that we are specifically looking for journalists who have experience in broadcast moderating, live reporting and multi-media. Ideally, you should also be currently based in a country where there is a Transparency International national chapter or contact point.  We’re looking for photojournalists, video broadcast journalists, print/online journalists and tech-savvy journalists with experience working across different platforms.
  3. Fluency in English (demonstrated through TOEFL and/or IELTS scores if available).
  4. Journalists with a taste for fighting corruption and are keen to learn more about Transparency International, the IACC Series and the issues we work on.

How do you apply?
  • Write a short essay (250-300 words) in English on why you want to join our social media unit and what you can do to contribute to our social media unit from now until the 16th IACC in October 2014, as well as during the four conference days.
  • Plus, send us links/samples of your prior work in the form of articles, photos, and blogs on topics related to what will be discussed at the conference. The more we can learn about you, the better!
  • And finally, include a resume/CV in English with references.

What happens next?
All applications will be reviewed and assessed by a team of representatives from Transparency International. Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.
We invite everyone who is qualified and passionate about what Transparency International and the IACC Series stands for to apply and be part of this incredible experience.

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