CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR JOURNALISTS IN AFRICA

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR JOURNALISTS IN AFRICA

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IACC YOUNG JOURNALISTS (YJ) INITIATIVE

The 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) is looking for young journalists from all over the world who are passionate about anti-corruption and have a desire to speak out on social issues related to transparency and integrity.

Journalists under the age of 35 passionate about fighting corruption and keen to learn more about Transparency International (TI), the IACC Series and the issues encouraged to apply for the opportunity to be facilitated to cover anti-corruption stories.

https://iaccseries.org/journalists-for-transparency/calling-all-young-journalists/

 

6X6 GLOBAL TALENT PROGRAM

The World Press Photo Foundation invites a diverse group of nominators from around the world to recommend one to three under-recognized visual storytellers from all corners of the world.

https://www.worldpressphoto.org/education/6x6-nomination-process

 

THE AFRICAN FACT-CHECKING AWARDS

The African Fact-Checking Awards – the only awards that each year honour journalism by Africa-based media in the emerging field of fact-checking are now in their fifth year, and continue to grow.

You can enter the awards if you publish or broadcast a report between 1 September 2017 and 15 August 2018, exposing as misleading or wrong a claim on an important topic made by a public figure or institution in Africa.

  • Entries must be an original piece of fact-checking journalism first published or broadcast between 1 September 2017 and 15 August 2018 by a media house based in Africa or produced as coursework.
  • The work may be published in print or online, broadcast on the radio or television or published in a blog. Reports published by Africa Check are not eligible for the competition.
  • For the student category, the candidate must also have attended a journalism school in Africa at some period between 1 September 2017 and 15 August 2018.
  • Entries can be published or broadcast in any language but for them to be considered, if they are not originally done in English or French, a translation into English or French must be provided.
  • Any individual and/or team can put in a maximum of two entries each.

Entries open 1 July and close 15 August 2018 at midnight. https://africacheck.org/how-to-fact-check/the-african-fact-checking-awards/?platform=hootsuite

 

APPLY TO BE A TED FELLOW

Every year, the TED Fellows program selects a new class of extraordinary thinkers and doers by open application. We look for innovators on the rise in their respective fields with a bold, original approach to their work. All applicants must be 18 years or older.

  • TED Fellows program focuses on doers, makers, inventors, advocates, filmmakers and photographers, musicians and artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, NGO heads, and human rights activists.
  • In addition to impressive accomplishment, fine character and a good heart are two very important traits we look for in a every potential TED Fellow.

We choose 20 Fellows to attend each TED Conference. Applications are currently open http://www.ted.com/participate/ted-fellows-program/apply-to-be-a-ted-fellow#

 

EAST AFRICAN PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION 2018

The Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Uganda (FCAU), in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and Canon Central and North Africa, is seeking entries for the East African Photography Award. 

 

The contest accepts published and unpublished photographs. Images must have been taken between Aug. 1, 2016 and Aug. 1, 2018.

The overall winner will receive a a Canon 80D with an EF 18-135mm lens and her or his work will be exhibited in Kampala in October. There will be prizes for the runners-up.

The deadline for submissions is Aug. 1.

http://ugandapressphoto.org/2018/east-african-photography-award/east-african-photography-award-rules-guidelines/

 

 

KAS MEDIA AFRICA SCHOLARSHIP 2019

KAS Media Programme Sub-Sahara Africa is offering a university scholarship to a promising, young sub-Saharan African journalist to do a full-time Honours or Masters Degree at the University of Witwatersrand's Journalism Programme in Johannesburg in 2019. The scholarship includes the university fees, return flight to Johannesburg, accommodation costs for student housing and a monthly stipend.

http://www.kas.de/medien-afrika/en/publications/52870/

 

HOWARD G. BUFFET FUND FOR WOMEN JOURNALISTS 2018 ROUND 2

Promoting the work and advancing the role of women in the news media across the globe is critical to transparency and a diversity of voices.

The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, the first funding initiative of its kind, enables the IWMF to dramatically expand its support of women journalists. Established with a $4 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the Fund will support projects including educational opportunities, investigative reporting and media development initiatives.

Funding rounds will open for applications two times each year; applications take approximately 8-10 weeks to process after the application closes on August 5th. Applicants may apply for concurrently for Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories and the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists.

https://iwmf.submittable.com/submit/119274/howard-g-buffet-fund-for-women-journalists-2018-round-2