11 August 2014

West Africa: Eight Ghanaian Journalists Receive Grants for Investigative Reporting

press release

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has awarded 10,000 Ghana Cedis in funding support to eight Ghanaian journalists to develop critical/investigative stories on health, corruption, education and the extractive sectors of the economy.

The Recipients who were selected through a competitive process will investigate topics ranging from the exploitation of Ghana's environmental resources, vulnerable populations such as women and girls, Operations of CHIPS Compounds among others.

In addition to the funding support, Recipients will receive editorial guidance from media experts who make up the MFWA's Editorial Steering Committee throughout the development of the story until publication/broadcast.

The funding support forms part of the organisation's project "Promoting Professional Standards and Enhancing the Watchdog role of the Ghanaian Media" funded by STAR-Ghana. The Initiative is to encourage journalists to produce critical/investigative stories that prompt policy debates and/or action on education, health, extractives and Corruption as part of their watchdog role.

A second Call for funding support can be accessed here. Interested applicants are invited to send in Applications before August 15, 2014.

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