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CFAs Open for the Inaugural AU Media Fellowship

Status: Closed

  • Fellowships

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

Deadline: 30/04/2022

  • Eligibility criteria:
    – The AU Media Fellowship is open to journalists, bloggers, vloggers, content creators, and podcasters living on the continent or the diaspora.
    – Actively involved in innovative media either as a journalist or related field of work for at least three years with a demonstrable impact-driven track record.
    – All applicants for the AU Media Fellowship must be working journalists with at least three years of full-time, professional journalism experience or in a related field. Internships and journalism-related work completed as a university student do not count as professional experience.
    – Applicants may be affiliated or freelance journalists.
    – With their application, the Fellows confirm willingness to report on African Union events and themes, as well as availability to be interviewed about the fellowship by international partners.
    – Fellows confirm willingness to participate in events and workshops for duration of the fellowship.
    – Fellows must be able to travel to Berlin June 2022 and meet all criteria for eligibility for a Schengen Visa in their country. 
    – Applicants must speak, read, and write English fluently in order to fully participate in and benefit from the Fellowship.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: African Union Member States.
  • Application language: English

Are you an African journalist, blogger, vlogger, content creator, or podcaster living and working in Africa or the diaspora? Are you passionate about promoting development-focused stories using emerging technologies, and through visual, written, oral and digital media? Apply for the inaugural African Union Media Fellowship. The Fellowship is aimed at experienced journalists who seek to make a change in reporting on Africa, raising awareness and breaking down stereotypes.

The objectives of the AU Media Fellowship is to:
Train and build the capacity of journalists and/or content creators, to leverage creativity and innovation within the continent;
Build capacity around innovative and transformative tools in journalism and media; and
Create a platform for journalists to network and share best practices on the future of journalism

See here to learn more and apply.
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