Applications open for the Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship (CAMFF).
The fellowship is aimed at mid-senior level African professionals with demonstrable leadership skills in their fields, which may include public servants working in areas of media policy and regulatory frameworks, or media professionals such as journalists.
Selected fellows will be from the following Sub-Sahara African countries: Ethiopia, Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
The fellowship is hosted by the University of Westminster.
Fellows will undertake a bespoke 7-week fellowship programme titled ‘Media freedom in an age of misinformation’.
The programme will combine professional development of the values of good journalism (curiosity, rigour, challenge, storytelling, research, doing no harm, and freedom of speech) with an understanding of new opportunities to make reporting more effective and to use new ways to enhance its reach and impact.
Each fellowship includes:
- Full programme fees
- Living expenses for the duration of the fellowship
- Return economy airfare from your country of residence to the UK
- To be eligible for a Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship (CAMFF), you must:
- Be a citizen of Ethiopia, Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
- Return to your country of citizenship at the end of the period of the fellowship
- Have a postgraduate level qualification (or equivalent professional training or experience in a relevant area) at the time of application
- Have at least seven years’ work experience prior to applying
- Be a mid-senior level African professionals with demonstrable leadership skills in fields which may include public servants working in areas of media policy and regulatory frameworks, or media professionals such as journalists
- Be fluent in written and spoken English
- Not hold British or dual-British citizenship
- Agree to adhere to all relevant guidelines and expectations of the fellowship
How to Apply
The applications for this fellowship are done oline. For further informaton as well as to start your application process, visit Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship (CAMFF).
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