CODE FOR AFRICA & DW AKADEMIE: FELLOWSHIP CALL FOR FACTS CHECKING IN ETHIOPIA

Key Information

  • Eligibility:
    • to both freelancers and full-time employees in media or watchdog CSOs
    • be an established journalist/manager in a newsroom, watchdog NGO/social enterprise, or research/policy institute;
    • be able to commit to publish/broadcast your fact-checks on an appropriate public platform;
    • demonstrable local experience/insights in Ethiopia;
    • be fluent in English and Amharic, as these will be the languages of tuition and mentorship. Your fact-checks may be produced/published in another language, but translated copies must be made available in either English or Amharic.
    • be able to participate in online classes and benefit from the digital mentorship and electronic resources
    • be able and willing to commit to attending all classes and completing all lesson assignments during the four months
    • demonstrate a commitment to free and independent journalism in your professional career
  • Funding amount: Not available
  • Category: Fellowship 
  • Target countries: Ethiopia
  • Application languages: English and Amharic

Successful applicants will learn fact-checking techniques through hands-on mentorship and project-based learning.

The fellows will be mentored by a team of international experts, supported by Ethiopian-based fact-checking professionals. The programme is designed to include a combination of modular step-by-step lessons, alongside one-on-one peer mentoring. Fellows will use their new skills and tools to produce real world fact-checks or newsroom management assignments using CfA’s task-driven ‘learn-by-doing’ model.

See here to learn more and apply.