The 2023 AU Media Fellowship Programme for African Students

The 2023 AU Media Fellowship Programme for African Students

The 2023 AU Media Fellowship Programme for African Students

The 2023 AU Media Fellowship Programme for African Students

The African Union Media Fellowship Programme is a sixmonth programme offered to African students seeking to pursue a career in the media. This programme allows young African students to experience the multidimensional challenges involved in the media industry. The fellowship provides participants with hands-on experiences in a vibrant and quickly changing media industry.

To ensure Africa is at the forefront of defining and telling its own narrative to African and global audiences, the Information and Communication Directorate (ICD) of the African Union (AU) launched the AU Media Fellowship as a transformative platform to shape the African story and build a more accurate representation of Africa’s progress and opportunities using the using emerging digital technologies as a key tool for communication and engagement that will enable the continent to achieve the vision and aspirations of Africa’s Agenda 2063.

The AU Media Fellowship project is supported by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

MERITS OF FELLOWSHIPS

  • Certified training from renowned partners and media training institutions
  • Grants that support the creation of in-depth stories and e-books that compile all of these stories.
  • Access to AU senior leadership, high-level AU meetings, summits, and events; as well as policymakers and AU development partners
  • Exclusive Masterclass with industry professionals
  • Support from experienced mentors and institutions and participation in key events with media industry professionals.
  • International and continental study tours
  • Access to AU Media Fellowship Alumni network

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ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS FOR THE 2023 AU MEDIA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME

  •  African media professionals who are passionate about promoting development-focused stories using emerging technologies in various media forms.

INTERVIEW DATE, PROCEDURE AND VENUE

The Fellowship is a 12-month long programme, planned to commence in August 2023.

  • August – December 2023: Following final selection and acceptance into the programme, Fellows will attend virtual induction sessions, and onboarding training and embark on the first study tour. During this period the Fellows are expected to work on their pitch stories and also participate in mandatory online certified training (Self-selection) and master classes from industry experts.
  • January – March 2024: Fellows will attend the second study tour as well as benefit from in-person training and one-on-one mentorship and also participate in mandatory online certified training (Self-selection) and master classes from industry experts. Fellows will also be invited to attend the Annual African Union Summit in February 2024 where they can have exclusive access to engage with senior African leadership and invited international participants attending the AU Summit.
  • April – June 2024: Fellows will embark on the final study tour and continue to benefit from training and best practice sessions.
  • July 2024: Fellows will present final stories, receive certificates and participate in closing ceremonies/sessions

Application Deadline: July 23, 2023

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The 2023 AU Media Fellowship Programme for African Students

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