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Fellowship for Investigative Journalism in East Africa

Status: Closed

  • Fellowships

Organisation: Deutsche Welle Akademie

Deadline: 12/05/2024

Location: Kenya

DW Akademie announces a call for applications for its Fellowship for Investigative Journalism in East Africa.

The fellowship for investigative journalism aims to support the research and reporting project on digital challenges as well as on concrete solution-based approaches, and therefore offers financial support for implementing relevant in-depth stories. Journalists will have the opportunity to learn more about current digital threats and foster professional media networks in the East African region with reporters, editors, data experts and scientists pursuing similar thematic projects.

Scope of services

15 investigative journalists from East African countries (including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan), and journalists from the region living in exile in East African countries, will be selected from applicants who offer the best pitches for an in-depth journalistic media product on digital threats. After the selection process has been finalised, the research fellows will be invited to the kick-off event in Nairobi/Kenya at the end of June 2024.

The duration of the fellowship will be from July to middle of November 2024. In total, each fellow will receive 4,000 EUR for producing one investigative story by the end of the scholarship period. The fellows will publish the stories in the media they work for.

  • The applicant should have proven qualification as an investigative journalist
  • In-depth knowledge of publishing about digital threats and at least five years of professional experience as a media practitioner.
  • He/she should have excellent analytical skills, mastering attention to detail and have effective communication skills, both written and oral.
  • He/she should be willing to work closely together with the mentor and speak fluent English.
  • In addition, the applicant should have a valid passport and can travel to Kenya. Travel and accommodation costs will be covered by DW Akademie.
How to apply

The deadline for applications is May 12, 2024. To learn more and apply, please click here.

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