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Call Open for Breaking Down Barriers to Health Services

Status: Closed

Organisation: Thomas Reuters Foundation

Deadline: 21/02/2022

  • Eligibility criteria: 
    – Applicants must be full-time journalists or regular contributors working for media organisations based in the following countries: Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria and South Africa.
    – Applicants should have a minimum of two years’ professional experience, and should explain through their applications why they will benefit from participation in this course, and how they plan to use the learning in their professional work.
    – Applicants must have access to a minimum internet speed of 1.5 MB/second. Applicants will also need access to a computer to participate in the training; participation from a mobile or smart phone will not be possible.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria and South Africa
  • Application language: English

The Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) is seeking applications for the Breaking Down Barriers to Health Services. Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) and the Global Fund are joining forces to combat human rights-related barriers to health services.

This important partnership aims to advance the Global Fund’s work on human rights as part of ‘Breaking Down Barriers’ initiative, by supporting journalists to generate awareness of how stigma and discrimination, gender inequalities and violence serve as barriers to health services for some of the world’s most vulnerable populations, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The partnership will also support the Global Fund’s civil society partners to work more effectively with the media. The initiative builds on TRF’s mission to support free, fair and informed societies and its expertise in using the power of journalism and the law to advance media freedom and protect human rights.

TRF will deliver a six-week online training programme in English, combining live video sessions and offline work, to strengthen journalistic skills and enhance knowledge of human rights-related barriers to health services. The programme will also explore the efforts and programmes that aim to overcome these barriers, despite the immense difficulties brought about by COVID-19 and responses to the pandemic. The programme will involve a blend of lively interactive online sessions, expert briefings, and exercises, to sustain a highly practical, engaging and relevant training experience.

See here to learn more and apply.

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