The International Reporting Project (IRP) is pleased to announce a group reporting trip focusing on health and development issues in Ecuador on October 18-29, 2015.
Ecuador, a country of nearly 16 million, has made major strides in healthcare and development, including dramatic improvements in healthcare efficiency. The fellows on their twelve-day reporting trip will examine a range of issues related to health and development in Ecuador. They will focus on topics of nutrition and agriculture, education, access to roads and electricity, sanitation and water, the impact of infectious and neglected diseases, reduction of poverty, increased use of technology, gender equality and the status of indigenous peoples and migrants.
Fellows will meet with key government leaders, representatives of nongovernmental organizations, members of the business community, religious and media leaders and others.
The Ecuador trip is open to innovative journalists, bloggers, influential social media practitioners, and other media professionals. Unfortunately, this trip is not open to students. Priority will be given to applications from citizens or residents of Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States.
The IRP will purchase the fellows’ roundtrip air tickets to Ecuador and will pay for visas, hotel costs, local transportation and several meals. Fellows who wish to extend their stay after the fellowship will have the option to arrange that at their own expense.
Deadline for application is 7 August 2015. All candidates must complete an application form and provide a detailed essay of at least 800 words describing the types of stories they might pursue.
For more information, please check the official web-page.