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Deardline 1 June 2016

The International Reporting Project (IRP) is seeking applicants for its 2016 AIDS conference and TB pre-conference in Durban, South Africa. The theme for the conference will be: “Access, Equity Rights Now,” that will highlight the unequal access of HIV-positive patients to health care around the world. The IRP provides opportunities for journalists to report internationally on critical issues that are under covered in the news media. Topics (Not limited to):

•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

Benefits

•IRP will purchase the fellows round-trip air tickets to South Africa and will pay for visas, hotel costs, local transportation and several meals.
•The IRP will also arrange journalists’ press accreditation for the conference.

Eligibility Criteria

•The 2016 AIDS/TB fellowships with IRP are open to international journalists with significant experience covering health and development.
•Applications are welcomed from print and online journalists, including writers, photographers, videographers, data journalists, social media producers and others. This trip is not open to students.

To Apply

Applicants must complete the application form  and provide an essay of at least 500 words describing the narrative they would pursue at the conference.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/148tqu1-dJ9oZP4TxZyVOXFbhX-1u6cio08ZnkZ6JGkA/viewform

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