Digital Rights and Inclusion Media Fellowship

Early career journalists with up to eight years’ experience in the media sector are invited to apply for the four-month virtual mentorship. Participants will benefit from a monthly stipend and additional funds to support local and international travel related to the project. The deadline is on Tuesday 22nd June 2021.

The fellowship is organised by the Paradigm Initiative that works to connect underserved young Africans with digital opportunities, and ensures protection of their rights.

The fellowship seeks to expose media professionals to an underreported field of work at national and regional level, increasing reporting on digital rights and inclusion in Africa.

The fellowship is comprised of the online digital rights academic training and four-month virtual mentorship.

The fellowship may include fully-funded local and international travel to participate in and cover relevant events related to Digital Rights and Inclusion.

Additionally, a monthly stipend and a one-time research grant during the fellowship period will be provided. 

Fellows will dedicate a minimum of ten hours a week to fellowship-related activities.

Each fellow will be expected to participate in all scheduled activities and to publish, in their affiliated media (Print, TV, Radio, Online), at least four features/reports on digital rights and inclusion issues during the fellowship period.

The deadline is on Tuesday 22nd June 2021. 


Main Criteria

The fellowship is open to early career journalists with not more than eight years’ experience in the media sector and affiliated with mainstream print and online newspapers in Africa. 

Interested candidates must have a relevant undergraduate degree and demonstrate previous coverage of human rights and/or tech issues and interest in advancing digital rights and inclusion. 

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