Updated Jun 18, 2020CLOSED

Call for Pitches: Dual Dangers of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Water Crisis in the Nile Basin

InfoNile invites teams made up of two journalists (a national newspaper or TV journalist and a local radio journalist) in the 11 Nile Basin countries to submit proposals for in-depth journalism stories on dual dangers of the COVID-19 pandemic and water crisis in the Nile basin. These stories are part of a series of stories and will feed into a final data journalism project including interactive maps and stories.
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CLOSEDJul 01, 2020Deadline
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Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
RegionN/A
CountryEthiopia, Eritrea, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, Egypt, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan and South Sudan
Focus AreasCommunications and Media
Health
Environment
InfoNile invites teams made up of two journalists (a national newspaper or TV journalist and a local radio journalist) in the 11 Nile Basin countries to submit proposals for in-depth journalism stories on dual dangers of the COVID-19 pandemic and water crisis in the Nile basin.

We want you to:
1. Uncover critical stories about COVID-19 in relation to water crisis and effective responses/ solutions in your country.
2. Relate the environmental and livelihood impacts to the vulnerability of communities amidst this pandemic.
3. Connect the science, research and data to the reality of the COVID-19 vulnerabilities, water scarcity and the interventions being made in your country.
4. Communicate these stories to national and local audiences in your country.

Your story pitch should contain a plan to integrate data analysis and visualizations of water challenges on the spread of COVID-19 on different sectors or topics relevant to your story; i.e. drought, price of water, environmental degradation, cultural practices, government policies, spread of disease, livelihoods, etc. “Geo-coded” or geographical data is the most preferred, since we will use it to create interactive maps and visualizations. However, please feel free to integrate any other sources of credible data.

Application Directions

Submit the following to infonile2017@gmail.com:
-A proposal outlining your story idea (no more than one page).
-A moderate proposed budget of no more than $500
-A resumé/CV;
-Two samples of published/broadcast work. Links to the published stories are also accepted.
-Letter of support from your editors, stating that your media houses will publish / telecast / broadcast your story.
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