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2022 BBC Komla Dumor Award

  • Eligibility criteria:
    – To apply for this prestigious award, you must be currently living and working as a journalist in Africa.
  • Type of funding: Awards
  • Target countries: Africa
  • Application language: English

The BBC is seeking a rising star of African journalism for the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award 2022. The BBC World News Komla Dumor Award will be made to an outstanding individual living and working in Africa, who combines strong journalism skills, on air flair, and an exceptional talent in telling African stories with the ambition and potential to become a star of the future.

The winner of the BBC World News Komla Dumor award will receive a once-in-a-lifetime training and development opportunity with the BBC in London, starting in early September 2022 and running for three months. Working with teams from across BBC News, the winner will produce an African story for the BBC and have their story and their voice shared across the continent and the world. They will be supported by a high-level BBC mentor and attend courses run by the BBC’s world-class training department, the BBC Academy.

The winner will spend three months at the BBC headquarters in London, gaining skills and experience. The BBC will pay for the winner’s flights to and from the UK and for their visa. They will also arrange and pay for the winner’s accommodation in London during their placement. The winner will receive £2,000 per month for the three month placement to cover their living expenses and a one-off payment of £5,000 as a contribution towards loss of salary in their home country. Some of the above may be subject to taxation (and deductions will be made as appropriate).

The BBC is encouraging journalists across Africa to apply for the prize, which seeks to promote and celebrate outstanding journalistic talent living and working on the continent.

See here to learn more and apply.

Status: Closed

Organisation: BBC Media Action

Deadline: 16/02/2022

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