Mkapa Wildlife Photography Awards 2022

African wildlife foundation invites all nature photographers to enter photos and videos made on the continent of Africa, including Madagascar and offshore island groups. Finalists will be selected by a judging panel. Prizes totaling US$30,000 will be awarded including an overall grand prize of US$ 5,000. US$1,000 prizes for two youth winners and in each of these categories: African wildlife portraits, African wildlife behavior, coexistence and conflict, African conservation heroes, African wildlife at risk, fragile wilderness, Africa’s backyard wildlife, art in nature, creative digital, video and mobile. For details and how to apply, click here. 

Deadline | June 1

Sundance Documentary Fund

The Sundance Institute is accepting applications for the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund. The fund supports work that has expressed the world in creative, complex, beautiful, and provocative ways, and it has created real cultural and social impact around some of the most pressing issues of our time. For international productions, independent nonfiction films led by artists from Africa, China, India, Latin America and the Middle East prioritised. Interested applicants must submit a proposal and visual samples. For details and how to apply, click here. 

Deadline | June 6

Albert Londres Prize

Deadline | June 10

The International Fund for Public Interest Media

The International Fund for Public Interest Media (IFPIM) is accepting proposals for its first funding call. IFPIM is a new multilateral initiative designed to support independent public interest media especially in low- and middle-income settings. The fund aims to dramatically increase the amount of resources available to support trustworthy, ethical, fact-based journalism, and enable the media to work for democracy. Grants will be provided over a period of up to two years. The first funding call is open to media organisations in 17 countries: Ghana, Kenya, Niger, Senegal, Sierra-Leone, South Africa, Lebanon, Tunisia, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Afghanistan, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Georgia and Ukraine. For details and how to apply, click here.

Deadline | June 13

Next Generation Investigative Journalism Fellowship 2022

Are you a young journalist who aspires to specialise in investigations? Do you want to be equipped with the skills to undertake fact-based, in-depth, and enterprise reporting? Then the MFWA Next Generation Investigative Journalism (NGIJ) fellowship is an excellent opportunity for you. The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) invites applications for the second edition of the NGIJ fellowship. The second edition of the NGIJ fellowship will admit twelve journalists from three countries in West Africa namely GhanaSierra Leone, and Liberia. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | June 15

PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival

Deadline | June 17

Investigative reporting training for Nigerian women journalists 

The Women Radio Centre (WRC) invites applications from Nigerian female journalists who are willing to uncover underreported female-centric issues. With support from MacArthur Foundation, female journalists can apply for this fully funded one-week intensive training on investigative reporting. Nigerian female journalists in print, electronic or new media passionate about accurate reporting of women-related issues can apply. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | June 17

Reporting on Rivers, Biodiversity in Nile Basin

InfoNile is calling for applications for training, workshop and mentorship on Reporting on Rivers and Biodiversity in the Nile Basin. Reporters and editors from Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are invited to apply for this programme that involves a weeklong workshop in Uganda from 17th-22rd July 2022, mentorship and possible support to produce a multimedia report on Rivers and Biodiversity in the Nile Basin. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | June 20

Liberian News Media 

Applications are invited from news media that are interested in building the quality and depth of their independent and investigative journalism through reporting grants and opportunities to learn about innovations in media businesses and digital revenue opportunities. Six Liberian news media organisations will be chosen to take part in the three-year programme. Successful newsrooms will receive 1. Training in digital revenue opportunities and digital product development 2. Time with a developer to work on a product 3. Training and mentoring in journalism and revenue generation grant opportunities and applications. For details and to apply, click here. 

Deadline | June 21

Investigative reporting training for Rwandan journalists 

Are you a Rwandan Journalist below 25 years old? A university student in Journalism and Mass communication? Are you interested in Investigative, Data and Open source Journalism? M28 Investigates wants to help you be part of the next generation of fearless African Investigative Journalists. M28 is looking for 45 courageous, determined men and women who want to specialise in the field of Investigative Journalism to take part in our training and mentorship programme. For details and to apply, click here. 

Deadline | June 25

Dada Podcast Incubator for women and non-binary people 

The DADA PODCAST INCUBATOR is the world’s first podcast and digital media incubation programme specifically for women and non-binary people. The goal of this incubation programme is to upskill, publish and create a platform for women whose stories and storytelling ideas can resonate globally. Participants who will be picked for the programme will have access to US$15,000 in production credits to produce, record and package their podcasts. The cohorts will also receive technical support, high-end production equipment, capacity-building training in production, branding and distribution as well as marketing support. DPI 2022 will be implemented in 3 countries, Kenya, Uganda, and South Africa.

For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | June 26

Bertha Challenge

The Bertha Foundation is accepting candidates for the Bertha Challenge, which seeks to support collaborative investigations of one pressing social justice issue. For the 2023 challenge, investigative journalists and activists will spend a year focusing on food by addressing the following question: “How is the relationship between politics and corporate control of our food systems contributing to environmental devastation and hunger and how can food production center people and nutrition rather than profit?” The fellowship offers a stipend of up to US$64,900, project funding of up to US$10,000, a connect fund of up to US$5,000 to encourage collaboration, training, mentorship and networking opportunities. For details and to apply, click here. 

Deadline | June 26

Orange Knowledge Programme

Deadline| June 28

West Africa Media Excellence Conference and Awards (WAMECA)

The awards are open to journalists from print, electronic and online media in Anglophone, Francophone, and Lusophone countries in West Africa. An applicant must be West African, working with and for a media organisation based in the sub-region. An entry for the awards must have been published or broadcasted between the period January 1 to December 31, 2021. For details and to apply, click here. 

Deadline | June 30

Inspires Investigative Reporting Subgrant 

Inspires project, an arm of Internews invites journalists, registered innovative Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) with a focus on media and community media in South Africa’s two provinces of Gauteng and KZN to submit proposals for Investigative Reporting sub grants. Up to four sub grants will be offered, each with an amount of US$4500 split over a three-month implementation period. Journalists, innovative CSOs and community media houses are eligible to apply for the sub grant. The CSOs need to be registered as an NPO in South Africa and should have a focus on the media landscape. Applicants can undertake the proposal in collaboration, for example, with a partner organisation, media house or journalists that fit the eligibility criteria. For details and to apply, click here. 

Deadline | July 8

African Fact-Checking Awards

Entries for the 2022 awards are now open to journalists, journalism students, and a newly added category of professional fact-checkers – across the continent. To qualify, entries must have been first published or broadcast in the period from 1 August 2021 to 15 July 2022. The fact-check should conclude that a claim about an important topic, originating in or relevant to Africa, is either misleading or wrong. For details and to apply, click here. 

Deadline | July 15

Africa Environment Reporting Programme

African Women in the Media (AWiM) is a network for African women working in media industries anywhere globally. AWiM is calling for pitches that will call attention to the gendered aspect of environmental issues in Africa. AWiM is particularly interested in in-depth stories that explore environmental solutions with a focus on any of the 12 elements of the African Green Stimulus Programme. Journalists can also highlight the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on ecosystems, biodiversity, conservation, waste management and other issues related to the broader ecological challenges in Africa which affect women. The commission fee is US$100 per story. For details and to apply, click here. 

Deadline | Rolling

Baraza Media Lab Incubator

This 12-month programme welcomes both for-profit and non-profit organisations, as well as individuals and teams who wish to create an organisation or implement a specific innovative project in the media space. The incubatees will receive a $2,500 stipend, strategic mentoring and training, workplace essentials and much more. For details and to apply, click here. 

Deadline | Rolling

Thomson Foundation: News Writing: The art of storytelling

This course is designed to teach you how to write news stories in an effective and engaging way using techniques employed by Ewen MacAskill and other journalists around the world. Ewen will teach you when and how to go beyond the inverted pyramid model of storytelling to make your stories stand out and to make you a better storyteller.

This is a first of a three-course series on news writing. In courses 2 and 3, Ewen will take you through more advanced techniques and the art of news analysis. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | Rolling



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