Applications are now invited for The GroundTruth Project Preserving Democracy & Voting Rights Fellowship 2020.
Building upon previous coverage of voting rights and threats to democracy worldwide, they are looking for story proposals that examine how these threats are unfolding at the local level, and how individuals, organizations and communities are responding.
Given the realities of COVID-19, preference will be given to candidates who are already based in or near the communities they seek to cover, and safety will remain the highest priority throughout the fellowship, which consists of six nonconsecutive weeks between June and October.
Each fellow will receive a total of $5,000, which will cover all travel expenses and a fee to the fellow.
The key themes of the project include but are not limited to:
- The role of technology in the electoral process, or more broadly in the functioning of a democratic society;
- The role of women in shaping electoral policy, shaping institutions and/or civil society;
- The intersection of religion and democracy;
- The targeting of Black, Hispanic and Native communities in voter disenfranchisement efforts, along with voter mobilization campaigns in those same communities.
- Open to candidates from anywhere in the world.
- Candidates may apply with a partner or partners.
- Applicants are videographers, photographers, writers, audio reporters, and data journalists.
- Experience covering voting rights, politics, or threats to democracy is preferred.
- They particularly seek proposals that integrate compelling human stories with attempted solutions relevant to those stories (whether they have been proven effective or not).
How to Apply?
Interested candidates can apply online by clicking here. The last date to apply is June 22, 2020.
For further details, click here.
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