African Women in Media (AWiM) 2021 Conference

African Women in Media (AWiM) welcomes submissions for the 2021 virtual conference, ‘The Future of Media in Africa: Building Resilience in a COVID19 World’.  In this year’s virtual conference, we invite presentations on the impact of COVID19 on media in Africa, the gaps it revealed for media industries, women in media, and forward-looking solutions to address these. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | September 1

The African Arguments Pilot Fellowship for Young Freelancers

The African Arguments fellowship is a mentorship and training programme for young freelancers based on the continent. It is aimed at African journalists under the age of 30 who are committed to building the skills necessary for a sustainable career as a freelancer. The fellowship is designed to fit into (rather than disrupt) the chosen journalists’ already busy schedules and help them develop. Students must commit to attending all online training and complete all commissioned pieces. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | September 5

Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award

The Young Journalist Award – in partnership with the UK Foreign Press Association – is Thomson Foundation’s annual journalism competition dedicated to finding and inspiring ambitious journalists from across the globe. Now in its ninth year, the award enables journalists aged 30 and under, from countries with a Gross National Income (GNI) per capita of less than $20,000, to send in their best stories. Judges of the award look for stories that are revelatory, prompt public debate and have led to, or have the potential to lead to, positive change in society. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | September 10

Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon Scholarship

The Radio France Internationale (RFI) is organising the eighth edition of the Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon Scholarship. This year again, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021 edition is not organised in a single country, but in 25 French-speaking countries on the African continent. Recipients receive one month of training in Paris. The fellowship will be awarded on November 2 on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists. For details and to apply click here.

Deadline | September 12

Photo contest highlights gender equality [Morocco]

Amateur photographers aged 18 to 35 in Morocco are invited to participate in this contest. The UN Women Morocco, the Embassy of France, the French Institute of Morocco and the French Development Agency are accepting photos that capture “the equality in streets”. Contestants must submit photographs that share the theme of gender equality, gender-based violence, justice and economic rights, technologies and innovations for gender equality, and feminist movements and leadership. For details and to apply click here.

Deadline | September 15

Norbert Zongo African Investigation Journalism Award- PAJI-NZ 2021

PAJI-NZ is intended to reward the work of African journalists from the print, radio, television and online press who have carried out quality investigations into corruption, organised crime, human rights violations, governance, environmental crime, terrorism, etc. The candidate for PAJI-NZ must be an African journalist regularly employed in a press organ or collaborating regularly with one or more media outlets; or a non-African journalist residing in Africa at least two years before the nomination and working on Africa. PAJI-NZ will award an award to the best production in each category (print media, radio, television, online press) and a special award called the “SEGBO D’OR” to the best of all productions, in all categories combined. Any production to be submitted for PAJI-NZ must have been published between May 03, 2019 and May 03, 2021. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | September 15

Cullman Center Fellowship

Journalists, writers and others working on a book project can apply for this fellowship in New York. The New York Public Library’s Cullman Center will select 15 fellows for a nine-month term at the Library, from September 2022 through May 2023. Fellows work on their own projects and engage in an ongoing exchange of ideas within the Center and in public forums throughout the Library. The fellowship provides up to US$75,000, an office, a computer and full access to the Library’s resources to each fellow.  International candidates fluent in English and visual artists at work on a book project are also welcome to apply. For details and to apply click here.

Deadline | September 24

Film festival open for entries [Cameroon]

African documentary filmmakers are invited to submit their work. The Semaine du Cinéma festival, which promotes African cinema, is launching the call for films for its second edition. The festival has four categories: feature films, short films, series (two episodes to submit) and documentaries. The selected films will have access to networking and opportunities to project their productions. For details and to apply click here.

Deadline | September 30

Rainforest Journalism Fund

Deadline | Rolling

Rapid Response Fund

Deadline | Rolling

Howard G. Buffett Fund For Women Journalists

Deadline | Rolling

Baraza Media Lab Incubator

This 12-month program 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

Deadline | Rolling



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