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Chevening Africa Fellowship 2020 [Fully Funded to UK]

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The Chevening Africa Fellowship 2020 is now open for applications. The duration of the Chevening fellowship 2020-2021 is 8 weeks. The fully-funded fellowship is hosted by the University of Westminster and funded by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office. The Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship (CAMFF) is aimed at 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. 

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The Chevening fellowship UK will cover all the costs of the final candidates. The Chevening scholarship 2020 covers full programme fees, living expenses for the duration of the fellowship Return economy airfare from your country of residence to the UK. Selected fellows will 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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Chevening is the UK government’s international awards program aimed at developing future leaders since 1983. Apply now and be part of one of the best international opportunities for African Countries. The international fellowship UK will commence in May 2020.

 

Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship Details:

Host Country:

  • United Kingdom

Host University:

  •  The University of Westminster.

Funded By:

  • UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

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Program Duration:

  • 8-week fellowship program

Financial Support:

Each fellowship includes:

  • Full programme fees
  • Living expenses for the duration of the fellowship
  • Return economy airfare from your country of residence to the UK

Course/Programme Structure:

Fellows will undertake a bespoke 8-week fellowship programme titled ‘New Media for a New Africa: Freedom of Speech, Economic Prosperity, and Good Governance’.  The programme will combine 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.

This programme will bring together 12 leading media and information practitioners and regulators from 11 countries. The course is designed to promote the vigorous exchange of ideas and experience, and constructive learning, between participants and course leaders, with both seminars and speaker talks, off-site visits and fieldwork. Fellows will be challenged to discuss the evidence-based context for key policy debates, understand international positions (including appreciation of UK approaches), supply practical experience, and encourage dialogue on key issues.

Participants will be expected to participate in individual and group coursework projects, take an active role in their professional and career development, and engage actively throughout the programme and as part of the network.

The curriculum focuses on the ways in which the media are held responsible, and the wider context within which political institutions operate. The ethics of reporting are at the heart of all debates.

Fellows will participate in six intensive weeks of lectures, visits, and discussions that introduce them to key UK academics, media, and political figures in the field, followed by two weeks of fieldwork research and professional practice. This will culminate in an interactive day of news events focused on Africa and the UK.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for a Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship (CAMFF), you must:

  • Be a citizen 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
  • Have at least seven years’ work experience prior to applying
  • Be a mid-senior level African professionals with demonstrable leadership skills in fields which may include public servants working in areas of media policy and regulatory frameworks, or media professionals such as journalists
  • Be fluent in written and spoken English
  • Not hold British or dual-British citizenship
  • Agree to adhere to all relevant guidelines and expectations of the fellowship

How to Apply for the Chevening Fellowship 2019-2020?

You can submit only an online application for the Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship (CAMFF) 2020. You must review the guidance on the official website to ensure that you have the best possible chance of being selected.

Application Deadline:

  • The last date to apply for the Chevening Africa Fellowship 2020 is 9 December 2019.

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