Sunday, December 08, 2019

Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship (CAMFF) 2020 in UK

UK Scholarship and Opportunity

Deadline : Dec 9, 2019

Level : Short Course

Type: Training

Funding : Fully Funded

Open to : Specific countries

Place: UK

Starts in : May 2020

Status: 1 Day left

Application for the Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship (CAMFF) is now open.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.

Fellows will undertake a bespoke 8-week fellowship programme titled ‘New Media for a New Africa: Freedom of Speech, Economic Prosperity and Good Governance. The programme will combine professional development of the values of good journalism with an understanding of new opportunities to make reporting more effective and to use new ways to enhance its reach and impact.

This programme will bring together 12 leading media and information practitioners and regulators from 11 countries. The course is designed to promote vigorous exchange of ideas and experience, and constructive learning, between participants and course leaders, with both seminars and speaker talks, off-site visits and fieldwork.

Programme Details

  • Host Institution: University of Westminster.
  • Number of awards: Not specified.
  • Duration: 8 weeks.
  • Target group: Selected fellows will be from the following Sub-Sahara African countries: Ethiopia, Burundi, Cameroon, Gambia, Malawi, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.

Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship Benefits

The Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship is a fully funded program that provides successful applicants with the following benefits:

  • Full programme fees
  • Living expenses for the duration of the fellowship
  • Return economy airfare from your country of residence to the UK

Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship Eligibility

To be eligible for the fellowship, you must:

  • Be a citizen of Ethiopia, Burundi, Cameroon, Gambia, 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

Application instructions

Please submit your application by using the apply button and following instructions. For more detail on the Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship, please visit the official page.

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