Journalism Fellowship


  Journalist Fellowship for Investigative Reporting on Trans Fat 

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) is now receiving entries for the journalism fellowship on its #TransFatFreeNigeria Campaign.  

The fellowship supported by the Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI), is part of CAPPA’s efforts to build the capacity of the Nigerian media to report on trans fat. The fellowship is focused on ways to eliminate trans fat from Nigerias food supply from an informed perspective, in line with the World Health Organisation’s recommended standards for countries to follow.  

The fellowship is also aimed at building and improving the public’s awareness on trans fat and world best practices regarding its use as well as other issues relating to it 

For the purpose of this fellowship, CAPPA is inviting journalists in Nigeria to send in story ideas focusing on: 

  • Trans fat content in food
  • Trans fat and well being
  • Industry players and food labeling 
  • Distinguishing trans fat enhancing cardiovascular diseases and implications of the treatment of such in Nigeria


Submission should be made via the form above no later than Friday October, 23rd, 2020 by 5 pm Nigeria local time. 

Selection Criteria 

A team of senior and experienced journalists on the subject will critic the entries to pick out the six best. The panel will only entertain entries filled out using this form. 

Successful candidates will be announced on October 30, 2020 and winners will be announced on Wednesday November 4.
will be eligible for a grant of between US$700-US$1,000 each, to implement their story ideas within a four-week period. 

We look forward to receiving your entries. 

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