World Pulse, a global media organization covering world issues through the eyes of women, has announced a call for applications for Voices of Our Future, a new international women’s correspondent network.
World Pulse publishes a print and electronic magazine and hosts a social networking site called PulseWire, connecting women on the ground from around the world. Currently, women from over 90 countries are sharing their stories on the site.
For the Voices of Our Future network, World Pulse will choose up to 30 applicants among grassroots women who are beginning to use new media to speak for themselves to the world, transform their communities and change their own lives.
After a month-long open application process, where applicants engage actively in dynamic dialogue on PulseWire, the selected correspondents will embark on a four-month programme that includes training in â€˜Web 2.0′ and citizen journalism by specialists including APC Women’s Networking Support Programme, mentoring sessions by certified coaches from the Empowerment Institute, and publication in World Pulse magazines.
At the end of the programme, three of the top correspondents will receive the Voices of Our Future Award and an all-expenses-paid trip to attend awards ceremonies in the United States. Additionally, one correspondent will receive a full scholarship to the Empowerment Institute Certification Program starting in January 2010.
To apply, join the Voices of Our Future Group on PulseWire by 14 March 2009.