News Reporting Pitch

Applications are now open!

What's your pitch? KAS Cambodia
What's your pitch?

“News Reporting Pitch” aims to increase the quality of output and the number of journalistic work meeting international standards. Independent and unbiased journalism of high international standard is a key pillar of democracy. To enhance democracy in Cambodia, journalists need to adopt these standards and procedures of reporting, researching, writing and publishing an article. Therefore, KAS “News Reporting Pitch” intends to empower Cambodian journalists by linking them to a foreign journalist who is adapted to international reporting standards, allowing them to write on a topic relevant to KAS’s programmes, and gaining recognition by publishing their work. Doing so, “News Reporting Pitch” contributes to the development of unbiased and independent media and the improvement of journalistic standards in Cambodia. ​​​​​​

The program targets young journalists who have not gained extensive experience in their field and who are interested in writing about topics that connect to the work of KAS, namely: the rule of law, digitalisation, sustainability, youth empowerment, media and journalism, and international relations.

Three grants of US $1000 will be awarded to convincing proposals of stories.

Note: KAS expects an acknowledgement of support and funding in return.

Objectives: 

To improve the quality of Cambodia’s journalism and to increase publications following international standards

To encourage the coverage of topics which are vital to building a free and just society and enhance democratic values

To deepen the knowledge of the function of media in democracy development process  

To increase the recognition and reputation of Cambodian journalists internationally

Eligibility: 

Applications are open to teams consisting of a Cambodian and a foreign journalist who demonstrate the ability to report following international standards and who show an interest in reporting on topics of relevance to KAS. KAS encourages pitches from freelancers and young journalists who tackle underreported narratives but is open to all proposals.

Applicants should provide:

  • A story pitch (500 words max) 
  • A work plan, explaining partnership between the journalists, how the topic is relevant to KAS, plans of publications. 
  • Three samples of stories or links to relevant work.
  • A copy of curriculum vitaes and contact information (name, email, mobile number) of both journalists. 

How to apply:

Send your pitch to Mr. Soumy Phan via soumy.phan@kas.de!

 

Deadline for application: 15 March 2022 
Contact

Soumy Phan

Portrait Soumy Phan

Program Manager

soumy.phan@kas.de