Media Fellowship Program 2020 - 2021, CIVICUS, USA


August 28, 2020


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Media Fellowhsip Program

Are you a journalist covering issues/events on civil society, media, gender, labour, LGBTQI+ or environmental and Indigenous rights?  Would you welcome additional funding to help tell important, untold human rights related stories from across Africa?

The Consortium to Promote Human Rights, Civic Freedoms and Media Development in Sub-Saharan Africa (CHARM-AFRICA) is inviting journalists, media professionals and producers to apply for the 2020 Media Fellowship, which runs from September 2020- February 2021. The fellowships are part of CHARM-Africa’s ongoing work to protect and expand the space for civil society organisations and human rights defenders, as well as nurture and enhance the effectiveness of independent media and journalism in the region.

This fellowship will support selected candidates to report on key issues that explore restrictions on civic freedoms, including the freedoms of expression, assembly and association, as well as human rights - with a specific focus on women, labour, LGBTQI+, environmental and Indigenous rights, and the rights of journalists and activists.

This fellowship award includes:

  • A cash award of $3000 to cover time and expenses;
  • Introduction and access to sources;
  • Introductions and connections with CIVICUS Alliance members;
  • Invitation to CIVICUS and CHARM virtual events.
  • Opportunity to network with other media professionals working on similar issues.

Eligibility Requirements

The fellowship is open to journalists from Africa, who publish or broadcast with local, regional, national or international media organisations.

We welcome applications from journalists covering issues/events on civil society, media, gender, labour, LGBTQI+, and environmental and Indigenous rights. Preference will be given to multi-skilled journalists who can produce content for different platforms.  

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August 14, 2020
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