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Promoting Excellence in Journalism Education (Africa)

Organisation: UNESCO

Status: Closed

  • Grant

Funding Size: Up to $16,000

Deadline: 10/07/2023

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    This grant funding opportunity is available to journalism schools, colleges, and African universities.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target country: Africa
  • Application language: English

The “Promoting Excellence in Journalism Education in Africa” initiative invites 30+ universities and training centres across the continent to help develop criteria for excellence in journalism education.

The initiative is supported by Google News Initiative and coordinated by the Wits Centre for Journalism and the School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University (South Africa).

The “Promoting Excellence in Journalism Education in Africa” initiative aims to strengthen the African media landscape by helping to address better the training needs of the next generation of media workers.

The proposals can integrate new UNESCO curriculum resources on fake news and disinformation, migration, terrorism, and climate change, into their programmes, or deepen links between universities and the media industry. Institutions can also propose activities for using key international days like World Press Freedom Day to mobilize partnership, devise innovative teaching methodologies adapted to challenges identified in Africa, or take steps towards building a community of practice in African Journalism Education.

See here to learn more and apply.

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