The West Africa Media Excellence Conference and Awards (WAMECA) is an initiative by the Media Foundation for West Africa to promote media excellence in the sub-region. Scheduled for October 17-19, 2019 in Accra, Ghana, this year’s event, focusing on the theme: Social Media, Fake news and Elections in Africa, will explore the impact of the rise of misinformation, disinformation and fake news on elections in Africa.
Deadline: Rolling Basis
The Thomson Foundation is seeking a potential Chief of Party (CoP) candidate for a USAID-funded media strengthening initiative with the general goal of further increasing citizens’ access to information and improving the sustainability of the local media sector.
Deadline: 9 December
The International Christian Peace Service (EIRENE) is seeking a new Peacekeeping Specialist role for conflict-sensitive work in Burkina-Faso.
26-28 September – Kigali, Rwanda
The 13th edition of eLearning Africa will be held at the Kigali Convention Centre. Kigali has become known for its ICT-based initiatives in a variety of sectors and services.
Deadline: 20 October
Applications for the Iso Lomso Fellowships for Early Career African Researchers are now open. Iso Lomso fellowships provide an exceptional early career opportunity for Africa’s brightest minds in academia.
A new (free) online training course to help journalists in Africa become more aware of their rights and responsibilities in terms of copyright has launched on 19 September by the Ethical Journalism Network (EJN).
12-13 Sep 2018, Nairobi, Kenya
AidEx Nairobi is a two-day high-profile conference attracting more than 500 aid and development professionals from East Africa and beyond.
A new report from the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) explores the level and quality of media coverage of governance issues in Senegal. Senegalese journalists and media outlets have a strong interest in issues related to corruption and accountability, yet there are very few investigative stories published.