Deadline: 30 December 2023
The #The EverydayNile photojournalism project is designed to document and capture everyday life on the Nile. It further aims to promote cooperation and understanding of the water issues around the Nile River as a shared natural resource in the 10 countries.
The six-month project will support 10 photojournalists to tell science-based water stories by visualizing under-reported issues of the Nile River and its biodiversity through photography under the theme “Water and Biodiversity in the Nile Basin.”
About the Training
- The selected journalists will go through training in photography in water and biodiversity in the Nile Basin and mentorship as they produce their photo stories.
- During the six-month mentorship program, the photojournalists will be equipped with skills and knowledge in photography and science journalism and interact with identified scientists.
- Each photojournalist will identify a scientist to share information and experiences around transboundary themes such as groundwater, gender, and climate change during production of the story.
- Exception: Tanzania and Egypt
- The journalists from Tanzania and Egypt will be paired with water researchers selected by the Nile Basin Capacity Building Network Foundation to guide the community in implementing the PhotoVoice methodology of participatory visual research. Based on the scientist’s research topic, journalists will guide the community members in taking photos of issues raised in the study. The photos will later be exhibited from that specific community with discussions held thereafter. The journalists from Tanzania and Egypt are also expected to relate their own photo stories to the themes of scientific research.
- During the program, the journalists will produce different photo stories capturing everyday life around the Nile in their respective countries.
- The program is designed for Journalists working in the Nile Basin with interest and experience in photography.
- Journalists will share their previous works on photography or a link to their work that will be used by judges to evaluate performance for consideration in the program.
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