Fully Funded Fellowship for African Journalists with the Paradigm Initiative in Nigeria 2020

Date limite : 15 févr. 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: Paradigm Initiative

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Fully Funded Fellowship for African Journalists with the Paradigm Initiative in Nigeria 2020

The Paradigm Initiative offers Digital Rights and Digital Inclusion Media Fellowship 2020 which seeks to embed media professionals within the daily work of Paradigm Initiative in the fields of digital rights and digital inclusion in Africa. Starting from April 2020, Media Fellows will work out of their offices in Nigeria (Lagos, Aba, Abuja and Kano), and will get a chance to work with their teams in Yaoundé (Cameroon), Lusaka (Zambia), Democratic Republic of Congo, and Accra (Ghana).  Applications are open to Journalists working in Africa.

This fellowship is a 5-month program designed to immerse outstanding mid-career journalists in digital rights and digital inclusion advocacy – and intervention efforts – in Africa. Selected journalists will work with Paradigm Initiative on various projects and contribute to improving public understanding of digital rights and inclusion issues in Africa.

Fellow's responsibilities:

  1. Fellows will be expected to participate in all scheduled activities.
  2. Fellows will be expected to publish, in their affiliated media (Print, TV, Radio, Online), at least 15 reports on digital rights and inclusion issues during the fellowship period. Fellows will retain full editorial direction on the stories.
  3. Fellows will be expected to continue to provide coverage to digital rights and inclusion issues after their fellowship.

Requirements:

  1. The Fellowship is open to journalists affiliated with mainstream print and online newspapers in Africa.
  2. Interested candidates must demonstrate previous coverage of human rights and/or tech issues and interest in advocacy journalism.
  3. Interested candidates must not have spent more than ten years in journalism. They are most interested in outstanding, early career journalists.

What does the fellowship contain?

  1. Fully-funded trip to attend the Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum (DRIF) in Abuja, Nigeria, in April 2020.
  2. Digital Rights/Inclusion training at the Paradigm Initiative headquarters in Lagos (Nigeria), in addition to communication with team members from other offices in Africa.
  3. Fully-funded 2-week residency program to visit Paradigm Initiative offices in Nigeria (Abuja, Lagos, Kano, Aba).
  4. 4-month virtual training and collaboration with Paradigm Initiative and partners.
  5. Fellowship may also include fully-funded local and international travels to participate in and cover relevant events related to Digital Rights and Inclusion.
  6. Interaction with leading stakeholders in digital rights advocacy.
  7. Paradigm Initiative will provide fellows with a monthly stipend, and a one-time research grant, during the fellowship period.

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