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Radio France Internationale (RFI) Fellowship 2020 for Francophone African Journalists (Fully-funded to Paris, France)

Radio France Internationale (RFI) has launched the seventh edition of the Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon Fellowship.

Application Deadline: 11th September 2020 at midnight.

About the Award: Created in homage to his two reporters murdered on November 2, 2013 in Kidal, in northern Mali, this scholarship rewards each year a young journalist and a young African technician. The scholarship will be awarded on November 2, the date declared by the United Nations “International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists” in memory of Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon.

Type: Training

Eligibility: Because of the global health crisis, the 2020 edition is open to all young journalists and technicians with an experience in radio living in the following French-speaking countries

Eligible Countries: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso , Brundi, Cameroon, Comoros, Congo, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Gabon, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Niger, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Seychelles, Chad, Togo, Tunisia, Rwanda.


  • Ten candidate journalists and ten candidate technicians will be selected on the basis of their application and then invited to follow a distance training course from Monday 5 to Friday 24 October. These remote workshops will lead to the production of a report for journalists and an “all sound” element for technicians.
  • The jury made up of representatives from RFI, the Sciences Po School of Journalism and the INA will meet in Paris to designate the two winners at the end of this training period.

To be Taken at (Country): France

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: The winners benefit from a one-month training course in Paris. The scholarship will be awarded on November 2 during a special broadcast on RFI. Applications are open from Monday August 17 to Friday September 11 inclusive.

Duration of Award: 1 month

How to Apply: Documents to be downloaded and / or returned by each candidate:

• detailed participation conditions: participation form and payment .
• cover letter form
• report or sound element for journalists, editing / mixing or on-air production for technicians. These sound elements should not exceed 2´30.

All these elements must be sent to [email protected] before Friday 11 September 2020 at midnight.


Visit Award Webpage for Details

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