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The International Journalists‘ Programmes (IJP) is delighted to call on journalists to apply for the IJP Journalism Exchange Program for Young Journalists 2018, all applicants are to comply with the eligibility criteria as stated
The Southern African-German Journalists’ Programme is a multiyear effort to shape an integrated understanding of the other country and region and to foster relations between Africa and Germany. It has been offered as a response to concerns about an increasing political and cultural detachment between Africa and Europe. The bursary is intended to enable young journalists to gain valuable insights into the political, economical, cultural as well as the social fabric of the host country.
Value of Fellowship: The Southern African delegates receive a fixed payment of 3,000 Euro. This is expected to cover most of their travel, accommodation and living expenses. No further payments will be made: delegates are expected to use their own funds for any further costs. Payment for their work with the host media is not envisaged. To receive the full grant participants are obliged to write a report of at least three pages and provide copies of their published journalistic work after returning home.
Eligible Countries: SADC-Member States: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe + Kenya
To be taken at (country): Germany and countries in Africa
- All journalists from Southern Africa (SADC Member States and Kenia) between the age of 25 and 40 who regularly work for a media organisation can apply.
- It is assumed that all candidates have a strong command of the English language. German language abilities are an advantage but are not mandatory.
How to Apply:
Enclose a CV with a passport photograph.
2. Write a 800 word essay addressing the following topics:
- Why you would like to work in Germany
- What you expect from IJP and what you think you can contribute to it?
- What are the 3 research topics you want to pursue during the fellowship?
- What role you expect to play at your home media in the future?
- How you will spend the bursary?
3. Include a one-page resume detailing your education and work experience, your standard of German and English (copies of certificates/ e.g. Goethe Institut/Toefel), plus 2 copies of articles written by you (TV and radio journalists must type up their reports since no audio or video tapes can be considered)
4. A journalistic reference from your editor or head of department is required (freelancers should submit a reference from a senior journalist). It should also guarantee your leave of absence for the duration of the program.
Application Deadline: 15th February, 2018