Call for applications open for the inaugural AU Media Fellowship

Are you an African journalist, blogger, vlogger, content creator, or podcaster living and working in Africa or the diaspora? Are you passionate about promoting development-focused stories using emerging technologies, and through visual, written, oral and digital media? Apply for the inaugural African Union Media Fellowship.

As Africa moves into the 4th industrial revolution, with emerging technologies, African storytellers are now challenged to think of how to deploy new media technologies for citizen engagement to address the changing communications landscape. To ensure Africa remains in the race with the rest of the world, and benefit from digital transformation, the African Union (AU) Information and Communication Directorate has joined forces with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) AU office to create the AU Media Fellowship. The Fellowship brings together innovation and creativity to present under-reported stories that break-down stereotypes and create new narratives for the Africa We Want.

The Fellowship programme will kick-off with a study tour and capacity building workshops. The 20 selected fellows will benefit from direct access to various African Union leadership, and have the opportunity for on-the-ground reporting on the AU’s work around the Agenda 2063 strategic aspirations.

The deadline for applications is 30 April, 2022.

Applications are shortlisted in house then put to a jury panel who selects the winning applications. The Fellows will be announced in May 2022.

What Do Fellows Receive?

• 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.

For more information and to apply, visit https://au.int/en/newsevents/20220418/call-applications-open-inaugural-au-media-fellowship

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