Journalist-in-Residence Programme 2021 at Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) for Journalists in Developing Countries – Belgium

Journalist-in-Residence Programme 2021 at Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) for Journalists in Developing Countries – Belgium

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Are you a journalist living and working in Africa, Asia or Latin America? Are you passionate by the fascinating world of infectious diseases and international health? The Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp welcomes applications for the sixth edition of its journalist-in-residence programme. Journalists working in all types of media are offered the unique opportunity to write a series of articles, shoot a documentary or make a podcast in the area of infectious diseases and international health.

Application Deadline: 30th June 2021

Eligible Countries: Journalists in countries in  Africa, Asia and Latin-America are encouraged to apply.

To be taken at (country): Antwerp, Belgium

About the Award: Every year, the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp welcomes journalists from all over the world to immerse themselves in tropical medicine and public health. Depending on the COVID-19 situation, this year’s eighth edition of the programme will be either virtual or (partially) face-to-face.

From 2-3 December, together with the University of Pretoria, ITM’s long-standing partner institution, we will jointly organise our 62nd annual scientific colloquium. For two days, experts from around the world will discuss pressing issues in global health such as (re-)emerging and neglected tropical diseases. As top research priorities, studying (re-)emerging infections and outbreaks and accelerating disease elimination are high on the agenda at our institute.

If you are selected for this year’s journalist-in-residence programme, you will have the opportunity to report extensively about the Colloquium. You will get to delve into the subject matter, attend all sessions of the online event and interview world-renowned experts. There will also be ample opportunity for other learning experiences, as well as quiet time for reading and independent study.

The initiative is part of ITM’s capacity building programme in developing countries, financed by the Belgian Directorate-General for Development (DGD). Read about the previous journalists-in-residence.

Type: Training

Eligibility: Interested candidates must be talented print, broadcast, and online journalists from Africa, Asia and Latin-America

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Program: The selected journalist will interact with world experts in a wide range of topics in biomedical sciences, clinical sciences and public health. As ITM journalist-in-residence, s/he will have time to explore different areas or delve deeply into a single topic. There is also plenty of opportunity to participate in a variety of scientific meetings, seminars and other learning experiences, as well as enjoy quiet time for reading and independent study.

Duration of Program: 2 weeks

How to Apply: Journalist-in-residence 2021 application form

Visit Programme Webpage for details



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Professor Cram

Professor Lawrence Cram is a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University working in the Department of Applied Mathematics. His interests include astronomy, mathematics, engineering, computing, and physics. Due to his extensive expertise, professor Cram has worked as a Professor of Physics at the University of Sydney and as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor at ANU during 2004-2012. In 2013, he retired as a Master, University House and Graduate House. In January 2014, he was appointed as an acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Charles Darwin University. Professor Cram is also a Fellow at the Royal Astronomical Society and the Australian Institute of Physics.
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