Call for Applications: African Union Media Fellowship for Journalists 2022/2023

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Are you an African journalist, blogger, vlogger, content creator, or podcaster living and working in Africa or the diaspora? Are you keen on promoting development-focused stories using emerging technologies, through visual, written, oral and digital media? Then apply for the maiden African Union Media Fellowship 2022.

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The fellowship is intended to bring together innovation and creativity to present under-reported stories that break down stereotypes and create new narratives for the Africa we want.

SEE ALSO: 2022/2023 BeyGOOD Global Citizen Fellowship Program for Africans

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the African Union Media Fellowship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • The AU Media Fellowship is open to journalists, bloggers, vloggers, content creators, and podcasters living on the continent or the diaspora.
  • Fellows must be actively involved in innovative media either as a journalist or related field of work for at least three years with a demonstrable impact-driven track record.
  • All applicants for the AU Media Fellowship must be working journalists with at least three years of full-time, professional journalism experience or in a related field. Internships and journalism-related work completed as a university student do not count as professional experience.
  • Applicants may be affiliated or freelance journalists. However, all applicants must provide a reference letter or endorsement from a senior editor.
  • Applicants must speak, read, and write English fluently in order to fully participate in and benefit from the Fellowship.
  • With their application, the Fellows confirm willingness to report on African Union events and themes, as well as availability to be interviewed about the fellowship by international partners.
  • The Fellows confirm willingness to participate in events and workshops for duration of the fellowship.
  • Fellows must be able to travel to Berlin June 2022 and meet all criteria for eligibility for a Schengen Visa in their country, including but not limited to:
    • Having a valid passport at least until December 2022
    • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ( Find out more details on the website of the German Embassy in your country.)
    • Provision of the necessary documents needed for your visa application. You will be responsible for acquiring the visa.
    • All travel costs will be reimbursed and covered.

Fellowship Benefits

  • International study trips and exposure
  • Certified workshops and webinars with renowned international partners such as Deutsche Welle, BBC Media Action, Hass-Plattner-Institute, the AU, and international media houses.
  • Access to AU leadership and policy makers and network with other fellows.
  • Support from Senior Mentors and Institutions.
  • Fellows awarded grants to enable them to produce detailed stories
SEE ALSO: Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program in the US 2022-2023

How to Apply

Interested applicants for the African Union Media fellowship 2022 are to send their application by email to aumediafellowship@gmail.com by the application deadline.

The application should consist of:

  • Resume: Please use a standard format (no picture, religion or marital status).
  • Coverletter: A one-page document outlining your motivation, qualifications, and experience.
  • Proposal: Please include the following three sections:
    • Story proposals: Please include a short description of the stories you plan to cover (about 200 words each), and whom you plan to contact for interviews.
    • Publication plan: Specify your plan for publication (language and target publication).
    • Social media: Briefly explain how you plan to engage with the African Union Commission in the course of the fellowship.
    • Work samples: Please submit two work samples. If your work samples are in other forms of media (e.g. video) please email us and we will accommodate these requests.

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