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Now open: call for ITM journalist-in-residence programme 2019


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.

“The opportunity to delve into a scientific issue and being presented with the space and resources to do that in peace is almost non-existent these days in modern journalism. The journalist-in-residence programme offered exactly that.”
Dewi Safitri from Indonesia
ITM Journalist-in-residence in 2018.

Through fundamental and applied research, advanced education and expert services, ITM advances medical science to solve tropical, poverty-related and global health threats. The selected journalist will interact with world experts in a wide range of topics in biomedical sciences, clinical sciences and public health during his or her stay at ITM in Antwerp. As ITM journalist-in-residence, s/he will have time to explore different areas or delve deeply into a single topic.

If you are interested in the global health challenges that await us and you are available on 9 and 10 October, you can take part in the 60th ITM colloquium during your residency. “Connecting the dots” is the 60th ITM colloquium in which experts from across the world gather in Antwerp to discuss the most pressing issues facing the tropical medicine and international health community. The journalist-in-residence will get the chance to meet with the key speakers who will discuss topics such as migration, climate change, etc. and the impact on our health.

The initiative is part of ITM’s capacity building programme in developing countries financed by the Belgian Directorate-General for Development (DGD). Last year,  three talented women from Cambodia, Indonesia and Venezuela stayed three weeks in Antwerp. Read more about the work of the previous Journalists-in-Residence. Please contact if you have questions.

The call has now been closed.

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