As part of efforts to enhance transparency and accountability in West Africa and to improve public service delivery, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) is offering funding opportunity to journalists in Ghana, Senegal and Burkina Faso to support quality reporting.
The initiative is to encourage journalists to produce critical, independent and high quality journalistic reports on issues such as corruption, poor service delivery, transparency and accountability gaps to prompt action by relevant authorities.
The funding opportunity forms part of activities under the MFWA’s project Enhancing Public Participation and Demand for Accountability in Governance through Effective Media and Governance Dialogue Platforms. The project seeks to strengthen the capacity of media in Ghana, Senegal and Burkina Faso to report more effectively on governance, transparency and accountability issues. It also aims at empowering them to become efficient platforms for citizens-authorities’ engagement on governance issues.
The funding opportunity is opened to journalists from print, electronic and online media. Applicants must be journalists currently working with and for a recognised media organisation in any of the three countries.
Deadline for applications: 31 March 2019
Full details: http://www.mfwa.org/funding-opportunity-for-journalism/