The Journalism Centre on Global Trafficking (JCOGT) has launched an intensive six-month training program on Trafficking in Persons (TIP) for journalists based in India.
Supported by the U.S. Consulate General, Kolkata, this program will be implemented by JCOGT, a U.S. based centre whose mission is ‘to inform the media’s’ understanding of human, labor, arms, drugs and wildlife trafficking. Journalists will participate in a series of online and in-person activities, to learn why India has such high prevalence rates of trafficking and bonded labor globally. Selected participants will have the opportunity to build their skills to produce evidence-based articles, audio and broadcast packages on trafficking in persons in India through an integrated human-rights and gender-sensitive approach.
The hybrid program will start with a series of digital sessions to provide up to eighty-competitively selected journalists to provide background, terminology and technical assistance needed to report on trafficking. Journalists will have the opportunity to interact with law enforcement, researchers, government officials, civil society organizations and others to expand their knowledge of exploitation and trafficking.
After completion of online workshops, journalists will have the opportunity to propose reporting projects. Twenty to thirty journalists with the most competitive proposals will be selected to attend a full-expense paid, in-person workshop in India. Journalists participating in the in-person event will be eligible to receive financial support to report in-depth or investigative stories. All in-person participants will receive story coaching and editorial support from the Journalism Centre on Global Trafficking.
We invite applicants from print, audio, online or broadcast media in a variety of beats, (education, politics, health, crime, business etc.)