The IACC Young Journalists

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

The hosts of the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference (15th IACC) invite young journalists working in the Americas[*] to be part of the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) to be held in Brasilia, Brazil from 07-10 November 2012.

Up to 15 Young Journalists will be selected and will work together, under the guidance of the IACC’s Social Media Unit to report on the Conference sessions through various Social Media and New Media channels including the IACC blog, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. The selected journalists will also have the opportunity to submit stories to their own news outlets, write monthly blogs/articles for the IACC website and have a chance to engage with Transparency International’s national chapters in their respective countries.

What you’ll receive

If you’re chosen, you will be invited to report on the 15th IACC inBrasilia,Brazil. You’ll receive a pre-conference training session with us, a round-trip economy travel ticket to Brasilia, refund for any visa costs, accommodation for five nights, airport transfers, meals, and the opportunity to learn more about corruption at a global scale and meet key players in this important field. In addition you will become a member of the group of IACC Young Journalists – a group which was initiated at the last IACC in Bangkok. You will be responsible for your own travel insurance.

What we’re looking for

1. Someone not over 35 years old.

2. A working journalist or blogger of any nationality with at least two years of work experience. Please note that we are specifically looking for journalists who have experience in broadcast moderating and live reporting. You should also be currently based in one of the following countries: Argentina, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago, The Turks and Caicos Islands, Uruguay, USA and Venezuela[†].
We’re looking for photojournalists, video broadcast journalists, print/online journalists and tech-savvy journalists with experience working across different platforms.

3. Fluency in English (demonstrated through TOEFL and/or IELTS scores if available).

4. Journalists with a taste for fighting corruption and are keen to learn more about Transparency International, the IACC Series and the issues we work on.

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