Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship (CAMFF) 2023/2024 for mid-senior level African Professionals
The Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship (CAMFF) which is hosted by the University of Westminster is mainly for mid-senior level African professionals with demonstrable leadership skills in their fields, which may include public servants working in areas of media policy and regulatory frameworks, or media professionals like, journalists. The fellowship is fully funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and it is a must for selected fellows to be from the following Sub-Sahara African countries: Ethiopia, Burundi, Cameroon, Gambia, Malawi, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
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Programme Structure for the Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship (CAMFF) 2023/2024 for mid-senior level African Professionals:
- Fellows will undergo a bespoke fellowship programme for the period of 8 weeks titled ‘New Media for a New Africa: Freedom of Speech, Economic Prosperity and Good Governance’. The programme will add together professional development of the values of good journalism (curiosity, rigor, challenge, storytelling, research, doing no harm, and freedom of speech) with an understanding of new opportunities to make reporting more effective and to use new ways to enhance its reach and impact.
- The fellowship programme will bring together 12 leading media and information practitioners and regulators from 11 countries. The course is aimed to promote a lively exchange of ideas and experience, and constructive learning between participants and course leaders. The course includes both seminars and speaker talks, off-site visits and fieldwork. Fellows will be confronted to debate key policy issues, understanding international and UK positions, and participate in discussions on the ethics of reporting.
- Fellows will be required to participate in individual and group coursework projects, take an active role in their professional and career development, and engage keenly throughout the programme and as part of the network.
- The course curriculum centers on the ways in which the media are held to account, and the wider context within which political institutions operate. The ethics of reporting are at the heart of all debates.
Eligibility for the Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship (CAMFF) 2023/2024 for mid-senior level African Professionals:
- Applicants must be from Ethiopia, Burundi, Gambia, Malawi, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
- Applicants must return to their home country at the end of the fellowship.
- Applicants must have a postgraduate level qualification or equivalent professional training or experience in a relevant area at the time of application.
- Applicants must have at least seven years work experience before applying.
- Applicants must be a mid-senior level African professional with demonstrable leadership skills in fields which may include public servants working in areas of media policy and regulatory frameworks, or media professionals like journalists.
- Applicants must have a good understanding of English language both in writing and speaking.
- Applicants must not hold British or dual-British citizenship.
- Applicants must agree to abide by all the relevant rules and guidelines stated by the fellowship.
Benefits of the Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship (CAMFF) 2023/2024 for mid-senior level African Professionals:
- Full programme fees
- Living expenses for the duration of the fellowship
- Return economy airfare from applicants country of residence to the UK
Application Deadline: November 1, 2022.