RFLD Training Program (Fully-funded) 2024 for Journalists in West and Central Africa

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RFLD Training Program (Fully-funded) 2024 for Journalists in West and Central Africa. Apply below.

When is Application Deadline:

20th May 2024

Tell Me About Award:

The West and Central Africa Regional Journalists Training on Reporting and Engaging with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders is a pivotal activity aimed at enhancing the capacity of journalists in the region to report effectively on human rights issues and engage with key stakeholders. 

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This training program is fully funded by Réseau des Femmes Leaders pour le Développement (RFLD), to empower journalists to cover human rights topics accurately, promote transparency, and advocate for the protection of human rights defenders in West Africa.

CHARM AFRICA is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). Consortium Members are composed of CIVICUS,  Réseau des Femmes Leaders pour le Développement (RFLD), Civil Rights Defenders, Defend Defenders, Fojo Media Institute, The Wits Centre for Journalism, and Magamba Network.

CHARM Africa Consortium engages with civil society and the media supporting human rights defenders, their organizations and journalists, particularly those representing groups with the most limited access to resources and opportunities in their particular contexts (such as women, youth, minority groups, people living with disabilities, racial and ethnic minority groups, indigenous populations, among others).



Who can Apply?

Journalists in West and Central Africa.

Where will Award be Taken?


How Many Awards?

Participants:  About 25 Participants will be drawn from the region 

What is the Benefit of Award?


Expected Outcomes

  1. Improved Reporting: Journalists will produce informed, fact-based reports on human rights issues, contributing to a more informed public discourse and increased awareness of human rights violations.
  2. Enhanced Advocacy: Through engagement with key stakeholders, journalists will advocate for the protection of human rights defenders, promoting a safer environment for those working to uphold human rights.
  3. Network Building: The training will facilitate the creation of a network of journalists committed to human rights reporting, fostering collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and joint initiatives in the region.
  4. Empowerment: Journalists will be empowered to play a proactive role in addressing conflicts, promoting peace, and combating disinformation through ethical and conflict-sensitive reporting practices.

How Long will Award Last?

26 – 28 June 2024

How to Apply:

Interested Journalists are invited to submit their CV and 3 Sample Articles to Mr GBENAGNON John, RFLD’s Human Rights Senior Officer at [email protected]

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