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Africa Science Desk looks to grow science journalism in Africa

The African Academy of Sciences alongside the African Federation of Science Journalists and the South African Science Journalists Association through the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is accepting pitches from African journalists every month for the Africa Science Desk. The project is aimed at building the capacity of science journalism on the continent.

The call is open to journalists to produce newspaper stories, TV documentaries, short web videos, explainers, short or long-form investigative reports and data stories aimed at local or global news markets. The project will also provide funding to journalists in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, and South Africa to produce science stories aimed at local or global news markets.

The application for the July round is open and the next deadline is 5 July 2018; pitches are submitted through the AAS Ishango Online system.

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