About:

SIWI offers five journalists from low or low-middle income nations the opportunity to visit World Water Week which takes place in Stockholm between August 26 – 31, 2018.

The SIWI Journalist Grant covers:

  • Round-trip air ticket to Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Public (or equivalent) transport between airport and hotel on arrival and departure.
  • Full week registration fee for World Water Week.
  • Certain social events during World Water Week.
  • Hotel stay during World Water Week.
  • Meals on half board during World Water Week.
  • Per diem for meals not provided at World Water Week venue.

The SIWI Journalist Grant does not cover:

  • Visa, and visa-related costs.
  • Any insurance.
  • Transport in Stockholm (excluding public transport to and from Arlanda airport).
  • Any extras.

Eligibility:

  • You must be a citizen of a nation listed as a low- or low-middle income country by the World Bank.
  • You must be an employee of a media outlet in your country (newspaper, magazine, radio, TV, recognized digital publication) or be able to show proof of continuous freelance journalism activities during the past three years.
  • You must have a documented interest in water and water-related issues.
  • Since the official language of World Water Week is English, you need to be able to work in English, even if you publish stories in another language.

How to Apply:

Send your application, by email only, to journalist-grant@siwi.org, no later than Monday 30 April, 2018. The application must be in English and include the following:

  • Attachments containing scans of, or functioning links to three articles/pieces on water or water-related issues, published in the past three years (2015-2018).
  • A brief CV.
  • A motivation letter (why you want to visit and cover World Water Week) of maximum 400 words.

Contact:

Ms Rowena Barber
Communications Manager,
Outreach & Media Relations
Email: rowena.barber@siwi.org
Phone: +46 8 121 360 39

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