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Africa Science Desk calls journalists to pitch science stories

The African Academy of Sciences and its partners continue to accept pitches from African journalists every month...
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In the past year, the academy has funded close to 40 stories from journalists in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa to produce TV documentaries, short web videos, explainers, short or long-form investigative reports and data stories aimed at local or global news markets, and the next deadline is Wednesday, 10 October 2018.

In line with their new strategy, journalists are now invited to submit pitches on the new strategic areas: health and wellbeing; environment and climate change; social sciences and humanities; natural sciences and policy and governance. They encourage stories demonstrating the state of science in the four respective countries covered by this grant or those that raise the profile of early career and women scientists or focus on topical issues, such as antimicrobial resistance.

The selected or the qualifying journalists will be paired with senior science journalists internationally as well as continentally who will provide the mentorship needed to improve the quality of science reporting.

Read more here. You can submit your proposal to the AAS Ishango Grants System.
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