The German daily taz (the daily newspaper) is organizing a one-week workshop on African-European relations, migration and development in Berlin in June 2017. Ten journalists from Africa will meet stakeholders from civil society, academics, politicians and experts on migration and development .
Application Deadline: 9th April 2017
Eligible Countries: African countries
To be taken at (country): Berlin, Germany
About the Award: The EU has been working to improve the quality of life in the country. Germany is an important player in this process. Chancellor Angela Merkel visited several African states in the autumn of 2016, the Federal Government. Today, Africa is one of the most important focuses of the German G20 presidency.
Taz newspaper, a German media outfit is therefore inviting ten professional journalists working for African media (print, online, radio, TV). We especially encourage female journalists to apply.
The program focuses on German and European migration policy, giving special attention to:
- the EU’s ” Valletta process ” of the EU
- the German G20 Presidency with the “G20 Africa Partnership Summit”
- the German government’s ” Marshall Plan with Africa “. Further topics are German and European refugee policy and German colonial history in Africa.
- Applicants must be professional journalists working for African media (print, online, radio, TV).
- Female journalists are especially encouraged to apply.
Number of Awardees: 10
Value of Program: The program is free of charge for the participants. Accommodation and travel costs are covered by the taz Panter foundation. Taz takes care of accommodation, catering and travel arrangements and helps with visa applications for Germany. G20 Africa Partnership Summit or the Global Forum on Migration and Development (see above).The costs for any additional stay in Germany before or after the workshop must be borne by the participants themselves.
Duration of Program: June 21 to 27
How to Apply: The application form can be downloaded here
Please send it with a CV and three work samples to firstname.lastname@example.org
Award Provider: Taz
Important Notes: The workshop will be held in English, but translation into French will be provided if necessary.