Deadline: 6 May 2019
Open to: early career journalists in Africa
Benefits: the fellowship is composed of orientation on digital rights and inclusion training, 2-week residency program and eventual fully-funded local, 4-month virtual collaboration with Paradigm Initiative and international to participate and cover relevant events
The Fellowship is a 4-month program designed to immerse outstanding, early 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.
Fellows will be expected to participate in all scheduled activities, publish, in their affiliated newspapers or magazines, at least twelve reports on digital rights and inclusion issues during the fellowship period and continue to provide coverage to digital rights and inclusion issues after their fellowship. Paradigm Initiative will provide fellows with a monthly stipend, and a one-time research grant, during the fellowship period.
The Fellowship is open to journalists affiliated with mainstream print and online newspapers in Africa, especially women. Interested candidates must demonstrate previous coverage of human rights and/or tech issues and interest in advocacy journalism and must not have spent more than ten years in journalism.
Three fellows will be awarded: 2-day Orientation and Digital Rights/Inclusion training, 2-week residency at Paradigm Initiative’s offices in Nigeria, 4-month virtual collaboration with Paradigm Initiative, Fellowship may also include fully-funded local and international travels to participate in and cover relevant events, monthly stipend, and a one-time research grant, during the fellowship period
How to apply?
In order to apply, please fill the application form.
For more information, please visit the official web page.