Deadline: 1 June 2016
Open to: print and online journalists, including writers, photographers, videographers, data journalists, social media producers
Fellowships: round-trip air tickets to South Africa, visas, hotel costs, local transportation and several meals
The 21st International AIDS Conference will take place in Durban, South Africa, from 16-22 July. The theme, “Access Equity Rights Now,” highlights the unequal access of HIV-positive patients to health care around the world.
Although many gains have been made in treating and preventing the spread of HIV, significant challenges still exist. More than 60 percent of HIV-positive people still cannot access antiretroviral medications. Moreover, marginalized groups—including sex workers, women, young people, GLBT communities, drug users and others—are at an increased risk for HIV infection.
Johns Hopkins University’s International Reporting Project (IRP) will offer up to five international reporting fellowships to cover the 2016 AIDS conference and TB pre-conference.
Candidates must write an essay of at least 500 words describing the narrative they would pursue at the conferences. Topics may include disparities in access to health care, the search for cures and treatments, drug resistance, prevention research, human rights violations and the role of marginalized communities in battling the diseases and more.
The 2016 AIDS/TB fellowships with IRP are open to:
- International journalists with significant experience covering health and development;
- Also print and online journalists, including writers, photographers, videographers, data journalists, social media producers and others.
This trip is not open to students.
- Fellows receive round-trip air tickets to South Africa, visas, hotel costs, local transportation and several meals;
- The IRP will also arrange journalists’ press accreditation for the conference.
How to apply?
All candidates must complete the online application form and provide an essay of at least 500 words describing the narrative they would pursue at the conference.
For more information, please visit the official webpage.