Due Date: August 13, 2019

Applications are open for the Thomson Reuters Structure Reporting on Illicit Financing in Africa 2019 Thomson Reuters Structure, in collaboration with the Institute for the Development of Journalism, is trying to find reporters based throughout Africa who are encouraged to comprehend how their nation might be losing loan through illegal methods.

Wealth of Nations is a long-lasting engagement, and reporters who participate should dedicate to all components of the plan, signing an arrangement to this impact. These components consist of:

  • The production of stories on illegal monetary circulations
  • A mentoring assistance plan that will assist produce these stories
  • Extensive training on reporting illegal financing with a workshop from 22– 23 October 2019
  • Participation of a two-day conference associated to illegal monetary circulations in Cape Town as part of the workshop


  • If picked, you will participate in one extensive workshop (5 days) covering illegal financing, reporting on business, accounts and spending plans, and investigative strategies. The Workshop will occur in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Throughout the workshop you will likewise go to a two-day conference associated to illegal monetary circulations. Being at the conference will enable you access to leading specialists on illegal monetary circulations.
  • You will propose several story concepts that you want to deal with within the plan– we will offer knowledgeable reporters to assist you pursue your stories right as much as publication/broadcast.
  • You will have special access to know-how through our network of illegal financing specialists.
  • You will likewise have access to story concepts and editorial suggestions, and will be welcomed to share your own know-how with individuals from other areas.


  • Effective candidates will get a complete bursary that will cover flight costs (economy class), lodging, regional transfers and meals. Please keep in mind that you require to inspect visa requirements and guarantee you have the required paperwork needed. The expense of your visa and any other associated expenses will be the obligation of the individual.
  • If you must be picked for the mentoring program, the optimum story grant they can offer is USD500 Please note that grants granted differ depending upon the expected resources needed to finish the story. Any proposed expenses without an in-depth description will not be thought about.


  • Open to reporters with a minimum of 2 years of expert experience and proficient English
  • It is a benefit if you recognize with investigative journalism, reporting on financial resources and/or handling numbers more typically, however if you have a strong inspiration to discover and comprehend these concerns then we will consider your application. Early profession reporters are welcomed to use
  • You should have the ability to invest substantial time dealing with illegal financing stories
  • Both freelancers and personnel reporters might use. Reporters working for a news organisation will require approval from their editor to participate. Freelancers must offer proof that a person or more media organisations will want to take their work
  • Reporters operating in any medium or numerous media are welcome to use (print, online, radio or tv)
  • Reporters must be based in Africa and working for several African media organisations
  • Reporters using should have proficient English
  • Please keep in mind that if you have actually formerly gone to a Wealth of Nations program at any point or a TRF training in the last 12 months you are not qualified for this course


Have the following prepared prior to you start your application:

  • 2 work samples
  • A letter from your editor granting your involvement and verifying that they will release any story produced through the program.

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