CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Africa-China Reporting Workshop & Fieldwork Project, South Africa, Nov. 2017

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The Africa-China Reporting Project (the Project) at Wits Journalism is seeking applications from African and Chinese journalists to participate in the Africa-China Reporting Workshop & Fieldwork Project in Johannesburg in November 2017.

To apply, please see the “How to apply” section below.

 

Africa-China Reporting Workshop & Fieldwork Project

This will be a practical skills and training Workshop at Wits Journalism in Johannesburg, and a Fieldwork Project where participants will be given time, support and mentoring by working professional journalists to undertake an Africa-China reporting investigation in Johannesburg/Gauteng.

The premise of this Workshop is that African and Chinese journalists can work together for better results in reporting and investigating important Africa-China issues. The Project will select five African and five Chinese journalists, and will pair them together in five teams of two each based on proposals submitted by the journalists and the theme selected by each (see below). The Project will pair participants well in advance of the Workshop and give them time to communicate and familiarise with each other; the objective is for them to learn as much as possible from each other and work well together.

Workshop delegates will arrive in Johannesburg on 6 Nov. The Workshop will consist of two stages: training and skills development Workshop (around three days, 7-9 Nov. – note this will include a seminar meeting with Chinese business people in South Africa via the SA-China Economy & Trade Association), and the Fieldwork Project (around ten days, 10-19 Nov.). During the training and skills development stage, all the workshop participants will undergo practical training as well as refine and align the investigation they will do. For the fieldwork/reporting stage of the Workshop, the Project will assign assistants from the Wits Journalism Department and working journalists as mentors to each team, who will undertake their investigation under the guidance of the following mentors who are professional and experienced journalists:

  • John Bailey (eNCA)
  • Kevin Bloom (The Daily Maverick)
  • Phillip de Wet (Mail & Guardian)
  • Carien du Plessis (freelance)
  • Richard Poplak (The Daily Maverick)

 

Chinese journalist Huang Hongxiang will also be available to assist the journalists during the Workshop. All five teams must complete their investigations by November 20 and present their findings to the best extent possible at the Project’s Africa-China Journalists Forum that takes place on this date at Wits University.

The Project will provide airfares, accommodation, reporting stipends and other related expenses for each participant. As this is a Reporting Workshop, applicants will be expected to include a specific Africa-China research proposal in their applications as well as select a theme from the list below. It is essential that applicants provide a reporting proposal for a topic that can practically be investigated in Johannesburg/Gauteng during the time of the Workshop and is an important Africa-China issue.

 

Africa-China reporting themes

The Project has selected the following options for applicants to select Africa-China reporting themes for the investigations to be undertaken as part of this Workshop (the following is a guideline that applicants can use for additional themes/ideas):

  • Industrialisation & development (e.g. implementation of the 2015 FOCAC action plan on industrialisation; special economic zones; impact of Chinese imports on Africa’s manufacturing sector; Chinese support for African industrialisation; joint programmes, projects and activities; specific cases of cooperation or successes and failures; the link between Chinese policy banks and investment in the manufacturing sector, etc.)
  • Business, the economy & trade (Africa-China business interactions; business deals and money flows; training and skills transfers; balance of trade between Africa and China; actors such as state-owned enterprises and individual enterprises and their partnership with the African corporate sector; role of financial institutions; corporate social responsibility, etc.)
  • Agriculture & food security (e.g. impact of Chinese agricultural demonstration centres in Africa; private Chinese investors in the African agricultural sector; link between China and the UN in the food and agricultural sector; Chinese support for African agriculture; joint programmes, projects and activities; specific cases of cooperation or successes and failures; training and support for African farmers and workers, etc.)
  • The environment (e.g. Africa-China cooperation on UN-led climate initiatives; wildlife poaching, trafficking and illicit trades; impact of Chinese investments on African ecologies, etc.)
  • Culture, language & education (e.g. people-to-people interactions and mechanisms; migration from China to Africa and from Africa to China; cultural assimilation and barriers; Chinese language in African schools and universities; soft power, etc.)

 

How to apply

African and Chinese journalists are invited to send applications addressing the requirements below in an email entitled “APPLICATION: AFRICA-CHINA REPORTING WORKSHOP 2017” to

africa-china@journalism.co.za BY NO LATER THAN 29 SEPTEMBER 2017.

 

Applications should contain the following:

  • Applicant CV and short personal bio (no more than 250 words)
  • List of applicant’s previous published reporting on Africa and/or Africa-China, including online links where available
  • Clear indication of which theme is preferred based on the five suggested above
  • Proposal for a relevant and specific Africa-China topic to be pursued during fieldwork/reporting stage of the Workshop. This proposal must be practical and not too broad in scope (see the Project’s guidelines [中文] for reporting grant applications that call for proposals with a relatively narrow focus around specific projects or issues)

 

Please take note of the following when preparing proposals:

  • Applications should be submitted in English; only MS Word or PDF formats will be accepted
  • Due to the nature of this Workshop applicants must have a reasonable English ability

 

For any further questions please email Project staff at africa-china@journalism.co.za. 

Reports on the Project’s previous workshops can be seen here and here.

 

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非中道培           

2017117-20

金山大学新闻系的非中报道项目(以下简称“本项目”)欢迎非洲国家和中国记者参加2017年11月在约翰内斯堡举行的2017非中

申请须知请见下文细节。

 

非中道培 

本项目分为两个阶段,第一阶段将提供实务技能培训,培训结束后记者将获得项目资助,在资深记者的指导下,于豪登省的约翰内斯堡完成一篇非中深度报道。

本培训预设,当非洲和中国记者互相配合,可以在报道和调查重要非中问题时得出更佳结果。本项目将选出非洲和中国记者各五名,并根据记者提出的选题和各自选定的主题,将非中记者配对分成五个组,每组两个人。本项目将帮助配对记者提前沟通和互相了解;其目的是让记者尽可能多的了解对方,互相配合工作。

参加培训的记者将于11月6日抵达约翰内斯堡。本项目将分为两个阶段:培训和技能发展研修班(三天左右,7-9日),以及实践项目(十天左右,10-19日)。在培训和技能发展阶段,所有受训记者都将接受实务培训,并对他们的选题进行细化和调整。在实践/报道阶段,本项目将指派金山大学新闻系助理和资深记者担任每个小组的导师,导师名单如下:

  • John Bailey (eNCA)
  • Kevin Bloom (The Daily Maverick)
  • Phillip de Wet (Mail & Guardian)
  • Carien du Plessis (freelance)
  • Richard Poplak (The Daily Maverick)

 

中国记者黄鸿翔也将在培训期间协助记者。五个小组都必须在11月20日完成他们的深度报道,并在当天的金山大学非中论坛时展示成果。记者合作搞既可以是英文的,也可以是中英双语的。

本项目将负担机票费用,住宿费用,报道津贴和其他相关费用。记者需要准备非中问题选题以及从以下报道主题中选择一个主题。选题必须在给定时间和给定地点情况下具有可操作性,同时选题需要与非中重大问题相吻合。

 

非中           

本项目为候选人提供了以下非中深度报道主题(记者可根据以下指导意见提出自己的主题):

  • 工业化和发展 (例如:2015年中非合作论坛关于工业化的行动计划的落实情况;特别经济区;中国进口对非洲制造业的影响;中国为非洲工业化提供的援助;合作项目;合作成功或失败的案例;中国的政策性银行和制造业投资之间的关系等等)
  • 商业,经济和贸易 (例如:非中商业互动;项目签单和资金流向;非中之间的贸易平衡;国有企业和私人公司,以及上述公司和非洲公司之间的合作伙伴关系;金融机构的角色;公司社会责任等等)
  • 农业和食品安全 (例如:中国在非洲的农业示范中心的影响力;私营中国投资者对非洲农业的投资;中国对非洲的农业援助;合作项目;合作成功或失败的案例;中国对非洲农民和劳工的培训和援助)
  • 环境问题 (例如:非中合作响应联合国倡导的应对气候变化的努力;野生动物盗猎,走私和非法贸易;中国投资对非洲生态的影响等等)
  • 文化,语言和教育 (例如:民间交往和机制;中国向非洲的移民和非洲向中国的移民;文化的相似性和差异性;在非洲的学校和大学中教授中文;软实力等等)

 

 

请将申请表于2017年9月29日前发送至africa-china@journalism.co.za邮箱,邮件主题请标明“APPLICATION: AFRICA-CHINA REPORTING WORKSHOP 2017”。

申请表内容包括:

  • 申请人简历和自我介绍(不超过250字)
  • 关于非洲的或中非关系的已发表作品,最好附上网络链接
  • 明确选择以上五个主题中的一个
  • 在调查/报道阶段需要完成的非中问题相关选题。选题必须具有可操作性和针对性(具体可见报道奖金申请办法中关于选题的要求)

请在撰写申请时注意以下问题:

  • 应提交英文申请;必须是Word格式或PDF格式
  • 需要申请人有英语交流的能力

进一步垂询请发邮件至 africachina@journalism.co.za.

本项目以前培训班的报告可以在这里这里看到。

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