The University of Westminster is hosting Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship (CAMFF) which is fully funded by the UK Foreign and the Commonwealth Foundation. The applications are open for the fellowship for African citizens.
The Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship (CAMFF) aims 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 such as journalists.
Fellows will undertake a bespoke 8-week fellowship program titled ‘New Media for a New Africa: Freedom of Speech, Economic Prosperity, and Good Governance’. The program will combine the professional development of the values of good journalism with an understanding of new opportunities while making reporting more effective. Hence, journalists will be able to use new ways to enhance their reach and impact.
This program will bring together 12 leading media and information practitioners and regulators from 11 countries. The course promotes a vigorous exchange of ideas and experience, and constructive learning, between participants and course leaders. Moreover, the fellows participate in seminars and speaker talks, off-site visits and fieldwork. Further, the fellows will participate in individual and group coursework projects. Likewise, they will take an active role in their professional and career development. They will also engage actively throughout the program and as part of the network.
Fully Funded Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship
Recipients of the fully funded Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship receive awards of:
- Full program fees
- Living expenses for the duration of the fellowship
- Return economy airfare from your country of residence to the UK
Eligibility for the Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship
To be eligible for a Chevening Fellowship for Africa Media Freedom, applicants must be:
- Citizens of Ethiopia, Burundi, Cameroon, Gambia, Malawi, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
- Return to your country of citizenship at the end of the period of the fellowship
- Have a postgraduate level qualification (or equivalent professional training or experience in a relevant area) at the time of application
- Likewise, have at least seven years’ work experience prior to applying
- Moreover, be a mid-senior level African professionals with demonstrable leadership skills in fields. This may include public servants working in areas of media policy and regulatory frameworks, or media professionals such as journalists
- Also, be fluent in written and spoken English
- However, the applicants may not hold a British or dual-British citizenship
- Agree to adhere to all relevant guidelines and expectations of the fellowship
How to apply for the Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship
Application for the Fully Funded Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship is available online to complete and submit. Candidates must produce relevant documents while applying for the fellowship. The applicants must provide reference letters as well.
Application for the fully funded Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship is open until 9 December 2019. Applications arriving after the deadline are ineligible for the fellowship.
|Type of Opportunity||Scholarships and Fellowships|
|Open to||Selected African Nationalities|
|Organizer||British Foreign and Commonwealth Office|