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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.

“My world opened up because of my stay at ITM, my perspectives and understanding of public health are now stronger and more robust.”
Bharathi Ghanasyam from India
ITM Journalist-in-residence in 2015.

The selected journalist will interact with world experts in a wide range of topics in biomedical sciencesclinical sciences and public health. As ITM journalist-in-residence, s/he will have time to explore different areas or delve deeply into a single topic. There is also plenty of opportunity to participate in a variety of scientific meetings, seminars and other learning experiences, as well as enjoy quiet time for reading and independent study.

The initiative is part of ITM’s capacity building programme in developing countries financed by the Belgian Directorate-General for Development (DGD). This year’s edition is the fifth Journalist-in-Residence programme. Last year,  ITM exceptionally welcomed four journalists-in-residence who came to Antwerp on the occasion of the 10th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International health which brought 1500 participants to Antwerp. Read more about the work of the previous Journalists-in-Residence.

Apply before 22 June 2018

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