We invite mid-career journalists with current experience of covering
conflict to take part in a retreat exploring the effects of potentially
traumatic events on journalists and interviewees. The five-day programme, at
the Corrymeela Centre in Northern Ireland, will include workshops with
trainers experienced in trauma and journalism; training in constructive
self-care techniques, including restorative yoga, meditation and therapeutic
massage; and an opportunity to take a step back, rest and recuperate in the
unique setting of the North Antrim coast.  Participants are expected to
attend all sessions, as activities in this retreat build on themselves over
the 5 days.
  • When: May 1 to 5, 2017. 
  • Where: The Corrymeela Centre in Ballycastle, Northern Ireland.  
  • Who: Mid-career journalists currently covering conflict & violence in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. 
  • How much: the workshop is fully funded (participation, room and board.)
  • How long: This is a residential workshop, and we ask our participants to commit throughout the five days.
  • Travel: We will also cover all travel expenses (fights  + land transport in Northern Ireland) for participants coming from Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. If you are coming from farther afield, please note that in your application.
  • NB: The workshops will all be conducted in English only; applicants must have excellent spoken English. 
The retreat is generously supported by the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF)

Please note our deadline is  25 January 2017, and no applications will be accepted after this date. 

If you have any questions, do feel free to email jretreats@gmail.com.

The IWMF seeks qualified experts to review applications for our 2016 Fund for Women Journalists and portfolio of programs. We receive thousands of applications each year for our unique funding opportunities for women reporters around the world; in 2016 we plan to award more than $300,000 in small grants in addition to fellowships in East Africa and Latin America.

You can support the IWMF’s mission by volunteering to help us select potential fellows, grantees and award winners from your own home or office for just a few hours per month. All you need is an Internet connection and a passion for supporting the next generation of media leaders. 

Ideal reviewers are journalists, academics, and/or professionals with an interest in supporting gender equity in the news media. Reviewers will be responsible for evaluating applications based on set guidelines and will review batches of approximately 30 applications per cycle on a rolling basis throughout the year. We are seeking reviewers for the IWMF’s portfolio of programs including the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, the African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative and the Latin America Reporting Initiative, Adelante.    

Ends on March 15, 2017
Each year, the Courage in Journalism Awards honor three women journalists who have demonstrated extraordinary strength of character in pursuing their profession under difficult or dangerous circumstances such as government oppression, threats to personal safety, and other intimidating obstacles. 

Candidates for the Courage in Journalism Awards must be full-time staff or freelance women reporters, writers, editors, photographers, or producers working in any country and of any nationality.

Self-nominations are not accepted.
Ends on March 15, 2017
The IWMF Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a pioneer in news media whose accomplishments have opened doors for other women journalists. 

Competitive candidates will have a credible and continuing record of supporting women in the media, exhibit a strong commitment to press freedom, and be well-respected journalists. 

Retired candidates are accepted. Self-nominations are not accepted.
Ends on March 15, 2017
El Premio a la Trayectoria es un reconocimiento a los precursores en los medios noticiosos que hayan abierto las puertas a las mujeres que trabajan en este campo. 

Los candidatos deben contar con una historia creíble y continua de apoyo a las mujeres en los medios y deben haber mostrado un firme compromiso con la libertad de prensa además de ser periodistas respetados. 

Se aceptan las candidaturas de periodistas jubilados. No se aceptan auto-nominaciones.
Las candidatas a hacerse con el galardón deben haber dado muestras de una fortaleza de carácter extraordinaria a la hora de cubrir noticias. Asimismo, deben hacer gala de su firme compromiso con la libertad de prensa y ser periodistas respetadas. Compromiso con el periodismo que haya quedado patente en su estar dispuestas a arriesgar su vida o su libertad continuamente con el fin de cumplir con su trabajo, a pesar de la opresión gubernamental, la presión política, el peligro para su integridad física u otros obstáculos intimidantes. 

Las candidatas deben ser periodistas en funciones, a tiempo completo o ‘free-lance’ que trabajen para medios impresos, electrónicos o en línea, de cualquier país. 

No serán consideradas para este galardón las candidatas empleadas por organizaciones cuyo fin último no sea el periodismo. No se aceptan auto-nominaciones.
Пожизненная награда за достижения в журналистике присуждается первопроходцам в СМИ, которые открыли двери для женщин в данной сфере деятельности. Чтобы иметь шансы на присуждение награды, кандидаты должны обладать достоверным и непрерывным "послужным списком" поддержки женщин, работающих в СМИ, демонстрировать прочную приверженность свободе прессы, быть уважаемыми журналистами.

Кандидаты должны быть женщинами и в настоящее время  работать штатными или нештатными (свободными) сотрудниками СМИ в любой стране, в печатных, эфирных или Интернет-СМИ. 

Будут рассматриваться, в том числе, и кандидатуры ушедших на покой лиц.

The Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award was created to honor the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer and IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014). With this Award, the IWMF celebrates the courage of women photojournalists like Anja. The Award recognizes the importance of visual journalistic work that inspires us to take action and compels us to better understand the world. 

Created in 2014 with a $1 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the Award will be given annually to a woman photojournalist whose work reflects courage and dedication, as Anja's does.

Please read the eligibility criteria and application guidelines carefully before submitting a nomination.

En el marco de la iniciativa Adelante  para incrementar la cobertura de la prensa de América Latina, seis periodistas mujeres viajarán a El Salvador para reportar sobre Desarrollo Rural y Seguridad del 30 de marzo al 8 de abril de 2017. Las periodistas becadas comenzarán su viaje en Ciudad de México, México, donde participarán de una orientación y un taller de seguridad integral de tres dais. Después del taller, las becarias reportarán desde San Salvador. Durante el viaje, las becarias tendrán la oportunidad de trabajar en colaboración con otros periodistas, reportar de manera independiente y en conjunto con sus colegas y acceder a diferentes fuentes y sitios relacionados con el tema del viaje. 

La IWMF organiza el viaje y la logística en el país para todas las becarias. La IWMF también cubre los costos relacionados con la beca en el marco del viaje periodístico, entre otros, viaje, alojamiento, comidas y asistentes/intérpretes, salvo que el medio de prensa de algún periodista en particular desee asumir estos costos. Los costos de las visas también estarán cubiertos pero las becarias que viven fuera de los Estados Unidos son responsables de realizar los trámites para obtener las visas necesarias.

La posibilidad de viajes afuera de San Salvador se determinará de acuerdo con los protocolos de seguridad de la IWMF y será analizado caso a caso. Las postulantes deben incluir planes de trabajo de acuerdo con la localidad seleccionada por la IWMF.

Criterios de elegibilidad
 
Las candidatas deben satisfacer los siguientes criterios para calificar:

  • Mujeres periodistas en medios o freelancers con por lo menos tres años de experiencia profesional de trabajo en medios informativos. 
  • Mujeres periodistas de todas las nacionalidades son eligibles.
  • Periodistas que no son hablantes nativos de inglés deben un buen nivel de ingles hablado para poder aprovechar del programa.
  • Las postulantes deberán poder demostrar que cuentan con el apoyo del director de un medio o tener una reconocida trayectoria de publicación en medios importantes.

Aceptación de solicitudes

6 de diciembre de 2016 – 31 de enero de 2017

Por favor vea un ejemplo de una solicitud seleccionada aquí

En el marco de la iniciativa Adelante  para incrementar la cobertura de la prensa de América Latina, seis periodistas mujeres viajarán a Colombia para reportar sobre el tema Mujeres, Paz y Seguridad del 30 de marzo al 8 de abril de 2017. Las periodistas becadas comenzarán su viaje en Ciudad de México, México, donde participarán de una orientación y un taller de seguridad integral de tres dais. Después del taller, las becarias reportarán desde Quibdó, Chocó. Durante el viaje, las becarias tendrán la oportunidad de trabajar en colaboración con otros periodistas, reportar de manera independiente y en conjunto con sus colegas y acceder a diferentes fuentes y sitios relacionados con el tema del viaje. 

La IWMF organiza el viaje y la logística en el país para todas las becarias. La IWMF también cubre los costos relacionados con la beca en el marco del viaje periodístico, entre otros, viaje, alojamiento, comidas y asistentes/intérpretes, salvo que el medio de prensa de algún periodista en particular desee asumir estos costos. Los costos de las visas también estarán cubiertos pero las becarias que viven fuera de los Estados Unidos son responsables de realizar los trámites para obtener las visas necesarias.

La IWMF tiene planificado que el viaje sea basado en Quibdó, Chocó. Sin embargo, dependiendo de la situación de seguridad en la región, la IWMF reserva el derecho de cambiar la localización a Cali, Valle del Cauca. En este marco, solicitamos que los planes de sus historias sean sobre el tema de Mujeres, Paz y Seguridad y al menos una de las historias debe de ser posible de cubrir tanto en Chocó como en Valle del Cauca. La posibilidad de viajes afuera de la localización central se determinará de acuerdo con los protocolos de seguridad de la IWMF y será analizado caso a caso. 

Criterios de elegibilidad
 
Las candidatas deben satisfacer los siguientes criterios para calificar:

  • Mujeres periodistas en medios o freelancers con por lo menos tres años de experiencia profesional de trabajo en medios informativos. 
  • Mujeres periodistas de todas las nacionalidades son eligibles.
  • Periodistas que no son hablantes nativos de inglés deben un buen nivel de ingles hablado para poder aprovechar del programa.
  • Las postulantes deberán poder demostrar que cuentan con el apoyo del director de un medio o tener una reconocida trayectoria de publicación en medios importantes.

Aceptación de solicitudes

6 de diciembre de 2016 – 31 de enero de 2017

Por favor vea un ejemplo de una solicitud seleccionada aquí

As part of Adelante, IWMF’s Latin America reporting initiative, six women journalists will travel to El Salvador to report on Rural Development and Security from March 30 to April 8, 2017. Reporting fellows will begin their trip in Mexico City, Mexico, where they will complete comprehensive security training and an orientation from March 27 – 29. Fellows will then depart for eight days of reporting based in San Salvador, El Salvador where they will have the opportunity to network with other journalists, report independently and collaboratively with their peers, and gain access to a variety of sources and sites related to their reporting.

The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all Fellows. The IWMF also covers fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip including travel, visa fees, lodging, meals and fixers/interpreters, unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs. Fellows living outside the U.S. are responsible for procuring all necessary visas for which they will be reimbursed at the conclusion of the fellowship. 

Please note the trip to El Salvador will be based in San Salvador and the surrounding . Story pitches should focus on those locations. The feasibility of day trips outside San Salvador will be determined by IWMF security protocols and assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Eligibility Criteria
 
Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • Affiliated or freelance women journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working in news media. Internships do not count toward professional experience.
  • Women journalists of all nationalities are welcome to apply.
  • Non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.
  • Applicant must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.
Accepting Applications:

December 6, 2016 - January 31, 2017

See a complete sample application here

As part of Adelante, IWMF’s Latin America reporting initiative, six women journalists will travel to Colombia to report on Women, Peace, and Security from March 30 to April 8, 2017. Reporting fellows will begin their trip in Mexico City, Mexico, where they will complete comprehensive security training and an orientation from March 27 – 29. Fellows will then depart for eight days of reporting based in Quibdó, Chocó where they will have the opportunity to network with other journalists, report independently and collaboratively with their peers, and gain access to a variety of sources and sites related to their reporting.

The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all Fellows. The IWMF also covers fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip including travel, visa fees, lodging, meals and fixers/interpreters, unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs. Fellows living outside the U.S. are responsible for procuring all necessary visas for which they will be reimbursed at the conclusion of the fellowship. 

The IWMF expects the reporting trip to be based in Quibdó, Chocó. However, depending on the current security situation, the IWMF reserves the right to change the location to Cali, Valle del Cauca. As such, story pitches should be within the theme of Women, Peace, and Security and at least one story pitch must work for either location. The feasibility of day trips outside the base location will be determined by IWMF security protocols and assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Eligibility Criteria
 
Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • Affiliated or freelance women journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working in news media. Internships do not count toward professional experience.
  • Women journalists of all nationalities are welcome to apply.
  • Non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.
  • Applicant must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.
Accepting Applications:

December 6, 2016 - January 31, 2017

See a complete sample application here.

As part of the IWMF African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative, six women journalists will report in Lubumbashi and surrounding areas in southeast Katanga, DRC. Reporting fellows will begin their trip in Nairobi, Kenya, where they will complete comprehensive security training and an orientation May 4 - 7. Fellows then depart for eight days of reporting in Lubumbashi and surrounding areas in southeast Katanga, where they will have the opportunity to network with other journalists, report independently and collaboratively with their peers, and gain access to a variety of sources and sites related to their reporting. The trip will end May 17. 

The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all Fellows. The IWMF also covers fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip including travel, visa fees, lodging, meals and fixers/interpreters, unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs. Fellows living outside the U.S. are responsible for procuring all necessary visas for which they will be reimbursed at the conclusion of the fellowship.

Please note this trip will be based in Lubumbashi and surrounding areas in southeast Katanga. Applicants must pitch stories that can be reported in and around this messaged location. The feasibility of day trips outside Lubumbashi will be determined by IWMF security protocols and assessed on a case-by-case basis. 

Eligibility Criteria
 
Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Affiliated or freelance women journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working full-time in news media. Please note that internships do not count toward professional experience.
  • Women journalists of all nationalities are welcome to apply.
  • Non-native English speakers must be proficient in English in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.
  • Applicant must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets. A letter from an editor is strongly preferred. 

Accepting Applications:

January 18 - February 21, 2017

See a complete sample application here

As part of the IWMF African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative, six women journalists will report in and around Goma, DRC. Reporting fellows will begin their trip in Nairobi, Kenya, where they will complete comprehensive security training and an orientation May 4 - 7. Fellows then depart for eight days of reporting based in Goma, North Kivu, where they will have the opportunity to network with other journalists, report independently and collaboratively with their peers, and gain access to a variety of sources and sites related to their reporting. The trip will end May 17. 

The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all Fellows. The IWMF also covers fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip including travel, visa fees, lodging, meals and fixers/interpreters, unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs. Fellows living outside the U.S. are responsible for procuring all necessary visas for which they will be reimbursed at the conclusion of the fellowship.

Please note this trip will be based in Goma, North Kivu province. Applicants must pitch stories that can be reported in and around this messaged location. The feasibility of day trips outside Goma will be determined by IWMF security protocols and assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

•   Affiliated or freelance women journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working full-time in news media. Internships do not count toward professional experience.

•   Women journalists of all nationalities are welcome to apply.

•   Non-native English speakers must be proficient in English in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.

•   Applicant must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets (a letter from an editor is strongly preferred).

Accepting Applications:

January 18 - February 21, 2017

See a complete sample application here