Radio France Internationale (RFI) Fellowship 2022 for Francophone African Journalists (Fully-funded to Paris, France)

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

Application Deadline: 4th September 2022 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.

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Type: Training

Eligibility: Because of the global health crisis, the 2022 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 candidates in each category are selected to participate in a training session in Dakar on Oct. 17 to 30. The fellowship will be awarded on Nov. 2 on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists. Recipients receive one month of training in Paris.
  • 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. 

Duration of Award: 1 month

How to Apply: To participate, you must download and send to [email protected] 

♦ The Participation Form with the boxes correctly checked, your curriculum vitae and your cover letter.

♦ A report or a sound element for the journalists, an editing/mixing or production of antenna for the technicians. These sound elements must not exceed 2’30.

All these elements must be sent to  [email protected]  before Sunday September 4, 2022 at midnight, Paris time.

Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon 2022 Scholarship Regulations

Entry form 2022


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