African Investigative Journalism Conference Fellowships 2019 for African Journalism Students (Fully-funded to AIJC in Johannesburg, South Africa)
The Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) and Wits Journalism are offering fellowships for established and young promising journalists with a demonstrated interest in investigative or data journalism.
Application Deadline: 8th August 2019
Eligible Countries: Countries in Africa
To be taken at (country): Johannesburg, South Africa
About the Award: The African Investigative Journalism Conference (#AIJC19) is the premier annual gathering of African investigative journalists – a three-day international conference for and about investigative journalism. It involves skills training, networking, promoting, collaboration and in-depth accounts of major investigative stories. It is hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
This year’s conference will feature more than 50 speakers in workshops, panel discussions and networking sessions, as well as skills training in areas such as advanced data analysis and security. Key speakers include award-winning journalists from across the world, and Africa’s best. This is a chance to hear and meet those leading the field and enhance your skills with the latest tools and tips.
With the support of our sponsors, GIJN and Wits Journalism are offering fellowships to both established and young promising journalists in developing and transitioning countries to participate in this prestigious event. Competition is keen so you need to convince us that you’ll make great use of the training GIJC17 offers.
Type: Fellowship, Conferences
- Open to full-time print, online, television, video, and multimedia journalists from SADC Countries.
- Only students currently in their final year of an undergraduate journalism degree, honours or master’s degree in journalism are eligible to apply for a bursary to attend the conference.
Number of Awardees: 10
Value of Fellowship:
- In 2019, AJIC19 have 10 fully-funded places for journalism students from the SADC region (Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, eSwatini, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe).
- The bursary covers your travel costs to the conference and return; your hotel accommodation in Johannesburg, meals, conference fees and ground transport to and from the conference.
How to Apply: Click here for the application form. Visit www.journalism.co.za/aijc19 for more information about the conference.