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2020 Civic Hive BudgIT Media Fellowship Program (stipend available)

2020 Civic Hive BudgIT Media Fellowship Program (stipend available)

Country: Nigeria
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Civic Hive calls application for the 2020 BudgIT Media Fellowship Program in Nigeria.


The Civic Hive BudgIT Media Fellowship Program aims to feature journalists who have a focus on writing human-angle stories that raised advocacy on topics like budget access, project tracking, use of extractive revenues, social justice, anti-corruption, open governments, and transparency. BudgIT’s platform also helps to give voice to the stories and backed stories up with real-time data. In addition to that, BudgIT focuses on telling stories that will give results to advocacy issues to make the society a better place and create a more egalitarian society that works for all.

This year, the Civic Hive Media fellowship program will have a focus on stories on Gender Inequality, Health, People with special needs, Agriculture, Education, Social Investment programs, civic issues, and the extractive industry. The organizers are looking for stories that will advance and bring attention to transparency, accountability, and civic engagement in these thematic sectors. There are no limitations to the scale of the stories – local or international – and this program is open to the diverse use of technology – radio, text, print, IoT, machine learning, artificial intelligence or social media – as a channel to disseminate the stories. The Civic Hive BudgIT Media Fellowship aims to more on the impact on the people, the sustainability of ideas to deliver value and the unrelenting spirit of the journalists.


The program hosts and accommodates six creative journalists throughout the session. The Civic Hive Media Fellowship session for the 2020 cohort will be on April 27, 2020, and will end on September 31, 2020. Winners will work freely, receive mentorship for a period and additional support till December 2020.

The fellows of Civic Hive BudgIT Media Fellowship will be eligible to receive a monthly stipend of N150,000 meant to cover feeding and logistics. The organizer will also hold rounds of engagements with stakeholders on the ideas to receive feedback and potential support. Furthermore, the Civic Hive team will handle other sessions on Centring People in the stories, Storytelling for journalists, Making sense of the data, Data Visualisation Tools, Multimedia storytelling.


Basically, this program is open to ideally full-time writers, print or broadcast journalists, filmmakers, bloggers, or other media makers, with well-established records of publication, dissemination or broadcast in local, regional or national markets, or among targeted audiences or constituencies.

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Applications open until 31st March 2020.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline31 March,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerCivic Hive



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