Open Trainings

Power of the Pen

For Nationals of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, and Senegal

Organized by the International Anti-Corruption Academy with the financial support of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA)

 

Enroll now

dates

Part I: Nov 14-16, 2022
Part II: May 18-19, 2023

Application Deadline

 14 October 2022

Language

French – including simultaneous interpretation to English

Fee

Free of charge
Sponsored by the Swiss FDFA

Benefits

The present edition of the Power of the Pen training for nationals of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, and Senegal will bring together media representatives that hold the common objective of investigating, addressing, and reporting on corruption.

It aims at giving the participants an opportunity to advance their knowledge through interactive lectures on selected topics and sharing experiences with lecturers and peers. The participants will be able to expand their expertise, build a common knowledge base, and strengthen regional capacities to effectively fight corruption through media and the power of the pen.

The Power of the Pen training will equip participants with:

  • Conceptual understanding of what investigative journalism is and how it can be used as a tool for curbing corruption
  • Awareness of the risks of covering corruption and knowledge on how to ensure both freedom of expression and the safety of journalists
  • A network of media professionals through which to strengthen regional capacities to curb corruption through the ‘power of the pen’
  • Exposure to practical examples and the opportunity to gain insight from experts through case studies of investigative journalism

Details

Target Group

The Power of the Pen Training is open to applications from journalists and media professionals from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, and Senegal who aim to develop relevant skills in investigating, addressing, and reporting on corruption.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be nationals of Burundi, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, or Senegal, as well as demonstrate relevant experience in the sector.

Participants will be selected based on their education and professional experience, as well as their interest and experience in the anti-corruption topic, as clearly demonstrated in a Motivation Letter.

 

Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official Identification Document
  • Motivation letter
  • Proof of the appropriate command of French

Application materials should be submitted in English.

Duration

The 5-day Power of the Pen Training will consist of a three-day training in November 2022 and a two-day follow-up session in May 2023.

DELIVERY FORMAT

The Power of the Pen Training will be delivered in an online format and include interactive sessions.

Certificate awarded

Certificate of Attendance

Our alumni network

Join more than 4,300 anti-corruption and compliance professionals from 168 countries.

contact the team

Follow Us

Download our App

Image
Image

Explore

Visit

Legal

Image

Laxenburg/Vienna, Austria  |  T: +43 2236 710 718 101

© 2022 IACA. Developed by IACA.