RED FLAGS OR RESILIENCE? COVID-19’S IMPACT ON ACTROCITY RISKS

Key Information
  • Eligibility: The Stanley Center is looking for pitches and suggestions for authors who might be a good fit for this project. Strong candidates will include freelance journalists, photographers, and/or subject-matter experts from within the atrocity prevention field. Authors should have examples of published work (e.g. media articles, research articles, op-eds, or other relevant content).
  • Funding amount: The Stanley Center offers competitive rates for works they commission, and they processes payments promptly. Additionally, the center will reimburse reasonable expenses incurred for necessary travel related to reporting or research (e.g. hotel, airfare, taxis, etc.), so long as these expenses are pre-approved by the Stanley Center and itemized receipts for such expenses are provided.
  • Type of funding: Freelancers
  • Target countries: Global
  • Application languages: English

Pitches should be for new analysis that applies the UN’s Framework of Analysis for Atrocity Crimes and Alex Bellamy’s five factors for strengthening resilience in local contexts or geographies to examine where COVID-19 has created or exacerbated risks for mass violence, or that analyses the ways in which prevention-focused policies or community-based approaches are working to build more resilient, peaceful societies. The Stanley Center is looking for pitches around 300 words.

The Stanley Center is especially interested in journalistic investigation of—or expert commentary on—existing evidence, or analysis that includes the lived experience of authors in their own communities. The Stanley Center is welcomes ideas from around the world.

Commissioned pieces will be published on the Stanley Center website, although authors can also coordinate with us to publish in media outlets or other publications. The Stanley Center works with authors from story conception, through reporting, editing, and publication on our site, as well as pitching to outside publishing partners.

Read more about the project here.