Humanitarian Reporting Fellowship 2024 (Stipend :USD 2,500 Monthly)


Applications are now open for the May – November 2024 Humanitarian Reporting Fellowship, a six-month programme that offers a locally-focused journalist from the Global South the opportunity to gain skills in reporting, framing, and presenting local stories for global audiences as part of The New Humanitarian’s global newsroom. Fellows will experiment with multimedia reporting techniques and develop reporting formats that spring from and reflect their own communities.


Hours and contract length: Full-time (40 hours/wk), six-month duration

Stipend: USD 2,500 monthly plus travel and expenses

Start date: May 2024

Location: Remote, with availability during standard WAT/CET business hours 

Deadline for application: 23:59 WAT/CET on Sunday 31 March 2024


  • Full participation in TNH’s global reporting and presentation process, including contributing original short- and long-format work across platforms;
  • Support for individual reporting, working alongside TNH newsroom journalists, including the opportunity to develop innovative formats and reporting approaches grounded in the fellow’s own experience and background;
  • Travel and production resources to report on humanitarian issues in their local community that they would like to bring to the attention of a global audience.

Eligibility Requirement

  • Be a citizen of a country in the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, or Africa;
  • Be available to work the majority of business hours in West Africa Standard Time (Central European Time);
  • Be a journalist based in their home country with 3-5 years of experience working there;
  • Have demonstrated interest in humanitarian issues and coverage of them;
  • Have reliable access to the internet and the ability to work in a diverse and distributed newsroom;
  • Have an interest in innovative reporting techniques that put the human back into humanitarian reporting;
  • Be able to communicate well in English;
  • Be available to attend the full duration of the programme.
  • The programme is open to both freelance and employed journalists. The latter must provide a letter from their employers granting them a leave of absence for the duration of the fellowship.

Interested Applicants Should APPLY NOW