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2022 Africa D4D Journalism Competition

Status: Closed

Organisation: The African Union – European Union Digital for Development Hub (D4D)

Deadline: 28/02/2022

  • Eligibility criteria:
    – Participants should be citizens of an AU Member State.
    – Participants must speak a good level of English (B1) and have a valid passport until December 2022.
    – Participants must be able to provide proof of clearance to submit the article/reportage by the newspaper or publication where it has been published.
  • Type of funding: Award
  • Target countries: African Union Member State
  • Application language: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Arabic

The African Union – European Union (AU-EU) Digital for Development (D4D) Hub supports African institutions to lay grounds for an inclusive digital transformation that benefits everyone. Application are now open for the Africa Digital for Development Hub (D4D) Journalism Competition and is open to all African journalists who use online media to report on the impact of digital technologies on people’s lives across the African continent, and the policies needed to reap their benefits for sustainable and inclusive development.

All types of reporting are accepted (videos, podcasts, blogs, electronic news). However, all entries should be published on online media outlets. Entries might be published in an African or foreign outlet. However, they should not be older than one year (published on 17 January 2021 at the earliest). To participate in the competition, journalists are invited to send an in-depth article or reportage on one of the following subjects: connectivity, digital skills, digital entrepreneurship, e-Governance, e-Commerce, digital financial services, cybersecurity, privacy and data protection.

The winner will be invited to join the delegation of the AU-EU D4D Hub that will travel to Estonia* to attend the e-Governance Conference, to be held on 10-12 May 2022.The winning entry and two other finalists will receive a certificate.

See here to learn more and apply.

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