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ICFJ/U.S. State Department Africa Regional Journalism Workshops 2021 for African Journalists

In partnership with the U.S. State Department’s Africa Regional Services (ARS), the International Center For Journalists (ICFJ) is excited to provide an in-depth training program focused on equipping African journalists with relevant resources, tools, and knowledge covering existing and new challenges, such as COVID-19 and disinformation.

Application Deadline: 10th February 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

About the Award: The program also aims to create lasting professional ties between African and American journalists rooted in a shared understanding and appreciation for the role of responsible journalism in fostering democracy. Participants are encouraged to use this program as an opportunity to expand their networks, engage in learning actionable skills and acquire helpful resources.

Online sessions in English, French and Portuguese will cover topics relevant to journalists across experience levels including:

  • Ethical newsgathering
  • Investigative journalism
  • Mobile journalism
  • Media entrepreneurship

Type: Workshop

Eligibility: The online course is open to African journalists.

Eligible Countries: African countries

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award:

Participants will gain a deeper understanding on how to identify and report newsworthy events to inform constructive public discourse, the fundamentals of investigative reporting and how digital and legacy newsrooms in the United States are experimenting with new business models for the digital era and diversifying revenue streams to sustain their operations. 

Participants will also eventually be invited to submit articles to IJNet on the new skills and best practices covered during the training. Following the training participant will be encouraged to contextualize their newly honed skills for use in their daily work.

How to Apply: Apply by February 10, 2021 here: EnglishFrenchPortuguese 

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.
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