The spread of COVID-19 continues to affect countries around the world, impacting societies and communities, particularly the most vulnerable. In light of this crisis, and as part of the Journalists for Transparency (J4T) Initiative, the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) and Transparency International as its Secretariat are looking to support journalists worldwide who are covering the COVID-19 pandemic.

About J4T

Funded by the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), J4T is an initiative by the IACC that hosts and supports a global network of young journalists who work to uncover corruption, highlight social injustice and give voice to the most vulnerable people. Through investigative reporting, these journalists actively promote transparency, integrity and accountability.


J4T is looking for two young journalists to cover investigative stories focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic from a social, economic, humanitarian and equality perspective. Applications that focus on these issues, rather than medical and health problems, will be prioritised.

Who can apply?

If you fit the following description and align with our values, we invite you to apply to join the J4T initiative. Applicants are expected to meet the criteria listed below:

1. You work as a journalist reporting on the current COVID-19 crisis and are covering the issue from a social, economic, humanitarian or equality perspective, as it relates to corruption.

2. You are skilled in one or more of the following areas: digital/print Journalism, broadcast journalism, photojournalism, Digital Storytelling, social media, and video editing.

3. You are passionate about fighting corruption and social injustice and keen to learn more about Transparency International, the IACC Series and the issues we work on.

4. You are under 35 years old and fluent in English.

**Note that if selected, the IACC Series and TI  reserve the right to publish your story on their websites and social media channels**

What we are looking for:

Reporting may cover any aspect of COVID-19 and its implications, including but not limited to:

*Social consequences of COVID-19, particularly related to equality, social injustice, corruption, accountability and public spending;

*Restricted access to information, limited civil society space, challenges to the rule of law or law enforcement, issues of public procurement and accountability measures as a result of the general management of COVID-19;

*Implications on migration/refugee movements or abuse by government officials, members of international organisations, police forces etc.;

*Stories of resilience and solutions on a regional or global scale;

*Lessons learned from local/global response/s to COVID-19 that could be applied to other large-scale challenges, such as climate change or the refugee crisis.

Type: Grant, Individual

Status: Accepting Bids

Deadline: 08 May 2020


Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Sectors: Media Development

Type of Services: Grant Management, Media and communication

Post Date: 21 Apr 2020

How To Apply: 

Please submit your application (CV, reporting pitch, indicative budget, 1-2 work samples) to

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