ICIR extends application deadline for the Nigerian Investigative Reporting Project

The International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), Abuja, Nigeria, has extended by two weeks the deadline for application into the Nigerian Investigative Reporting Project aimed at building capacity for Nigerian journalists to conduct and publish investigative stories.
This was contained in a statement signed by the project’s programme officer, Temitope Shaba  in Abuja.
According to him, “the extension becomes necessary following appeals from interested journalists who didn’t apply before the closing date (April 30, 2014), to enable them complete their application. The new deadline for application and nomination is Wednesday, May 14, 2014.
“Interested applicants, including freelance journalists, are hereby given extra two weeks to submit their applications. Only successful nominees and applicants would be shortlisted and invited after this new deadline,” the statement read.
The ICIR further noted that the project, in collaboration with the Ford Foundation, would train about 40 Nigerian journalists over a two year period and make available to them necessary funds (between $1,000 – $5,000) to undertake investigative projects on issues of transparency, accountability and good governance.
“The first edition of the training exercise is scheduled for mid June. All applicants must go through the registration  process via Nigerian Investigative Reporting Project”  Shaba stated.

Author: Test Test