Apply For Paradigm Digital Rights and Inclusion Media Fellowship 2021
Application is now open for the Paradigm Digital Rights and Inclusion Media Fellowship 2021. The Fellowship is open to early career journalists with no more than 8 years’ experience in the media sector and affiliated with mainstream print and online newspapers in Africa.
This is a 4-month program designed to immerse outstanding early career journalists in the digital ecosystem. Selected media professionals will work with Paradigm Initiative on various projects and contribute to improving public understanding of digital rights and inclusion issues in Africa. Applications are open to journalists working in Africa.
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Components of the fellowship
- Online Digital Rights/Inclusion academic training.
- Interaction with PIN team members within Africa.
- 4-month virtual mentorship and collaboration with Paradigm Initiative.
- Fellowship may include fully-funded local and international travel to participate in and cover relevant events related to Digital Rights and Inclusion.
- A monthly stipend and a one-time research grant during the fellowship period.
Expectations From The Fellowship
Fellows will dedicate a minimum of ten hours a week to fellowship-related activities. Each Fellow will be expected to participate in all scheduled activities and to publish, in their affiliated media (Print, TV, Radio, Online), at least 4 features/reports on digital rights and inclusion issues during the fellowship period. Fellows will retain full editorial direction on the stories that they publish in their affiliated media. In addition, each fellow will produce a research paper on a relevant topic with the guidance of the PIN Team of not more than 1500 words which will be published by PIN. Fellows will be expected to continue to provide coverage on digital rights and inclusion issues after their fellowship.
Interested candidates must have a relevant undergraduate degree and demonstrate previous coverage of human rights and/or tech issues and interest in advancing digital rights inclusion.
Paradigm Digital Rights and Inclusion Media Fellowship 2021 Timeline
- Fellowship period: 1 August 2021 – 30 November 2021
- Application Period: 1 June 2021 to 22 June 2021
Through academic and practical learnings, the Fellowship seeks to embed media professionals within the digital ecosystem.
For more information visit the official webpage of Paradigm Digital Rights and Inclusion Media Fellowship 2021 Timeline
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