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iWatch Africa Program 2022: Empowering Newsrooms to Deal with Abuse of Women Journalists in Ghana & Nigeria

­iWatch Africa Program 2022

Applications are open for the iWatch Africa Program 2022: Empowering Newsrooms to Deal with Abuse of Women Journalists in Ghana and Nigeria. iWatch Africa with support from the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA), through the Africa Digital Rights Fund (ADRF) is equipping and assisting 20 newsrooms in Ghana and Nigeria to set up online safety units in response to the growing online violence experienced by journalists, particularly female journalists.

This project is a sequel to iWatch Africa’s digital rights initiative launched in 2020 to track, document and analyze threats against journalists, media workers within the digital ecosystem in West Africa. iWatch Africa is a not-for-profit media and policy organization dedicated to promoting transparency and accountability across the continent.

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Eligibility Criteria

Applicants are expected to be:

  • Ghanaian or Nigerian nationals;
  • Aged between 18 and 45 years old;
  • Prepared to influence change in their newsroom or organization;
  • A journalist or work within the media ecosystem;
  • People or activists who directly contribute to media development programs in Ghana and Nigeria may apply.

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NOTE: Female journalists are strongly encouraged to apply for iWatch Africa Program 2022

Application Deadline

The deadline for submission of iWatch Africa Program 2022 is July 14, 2022. All applicants will be contacted by July 20th 2022.

Application process

All selected applicants will be MANDATED to introduce a protocol on dealing with online abuse and harassment of journalists in their organization after the program.

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