Appli cations are currently available for CIPESA-ICT4Democracy Media Fellowship Programme for early career print, broadcast, online or multi-media journalists. This fellowship program is available for Media professionals from East Asia. The sole focus of this program is to raise media understanding of, and its effective and consistent reporting of ICT-for-Democracy issues in East Africa. Eligibility criteria is of the essence and must be met by each applicant.
The Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) is one of two centres established under the Catalysing Access to Information and Communications Technologies in Africa (CATIA) initiative, which was funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID). CIPESA focuses on decision-making that facilitates the use of ICT in support of development and poverty reduction.
Course Level: Applicants should be early career print, broadcast, online or multi-media journalists.
Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded in the field of Journalism.
Scholarship Award: The fellows shall be given a modest allowance to cater for expenses related to producing the outputs of their fellowship engagement.
Number of Scholarships: A total of 12 fellowships shall be issued each year starting May 2017.
Scholarship can be taken in Kenya, Uganda or Tanzania
Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:
Applicants should be early career print, broadcast, online or multi-media journalists. Individuals passionate about media platforms such as bloggers and social media enthusiasts with relevant skills are also welcome to apply. Applicants must be based in Kenya, Uganda or Tanzania. It is preferred that applicants have experience in coverage of areas that are relevant to the work of ICT4Democracy in East Africa partners, which may include social accountability, gender and youth mainstreaming, technology, human rights and governance.
Nationality: Media professionals from East Asia are eligible to apply for this fellowship.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicants should be early career print, broadcast, online or multi-media journalists.
English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.
How to Apply: To apply, email programmes-at-cipesa.org with the subject line stating Application for Media Fellowship. Submissions should include
- Your CV
- A statement of interest that mentions the outputs you intend to produce from the fellowship, how they will be disseminated, and how these outputs are beneficial to the work of the ICT4Democracy network or its partner organisation(s), a suggestion of which partner organisation you wish to be attached to, the duration for which you wish to have the fellowship, and anticipated expenses. The statement of interest should not exceed 3 pages.
- Two samples of your work (written or other)
- Two reference letters.
Application Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is January 1, 2018.