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African Union Media Fellowship 2022

AU Media Fellowship 2022 || Fully Funded Study Trip to Germany

Fully Funded
Country: Germany
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If you are passionate about promoting development-focused stories using emerging technologies and through visual, written, oral and digital media then apply for the inaugural African Union Media Fellowship!


  • Fully-funded International Study Trips and exposure
  • Also, Certified workshops and webinars with renowned international partners
  • Access to AU leadership and policymakers as well as network with other Fellows
  • Support from Senior Mentors and Institutions
  • In addition, fellows gain grants to enable them to produce detailed stories


  • The AU Media Fellowship is open to journalists, bloggers, vloggers, content creators, and podcasters living on the continent or the diaspora.
  • Fellows must be actively involved in innovative media either as a journalist or related field of work for at least three years with a demonstrable impact-driven track record.
  • All applicants for the AU Media Fellowship must be working journalists with at least three years of full-time, professional journalism experience or in a related field.
  • Also, applicants may be affiliated or freelance journalists. However, all applicants must provide a reference letter or endorsement from a senior editor.
  • Applicants must speak, read, as well as write English fluently in order to fully participate in and benefit from the Fellowship.
  • The Fellows confirm willingness to participate in events and workshops for the duration of the fellowship.
  • Moreover, fellows must be able to travel to Berlin in June 2022 and meet all criteria for eligibility for a Schengen Visa in their country, including but not limited to:
    • Having a valid passport at least until December 2022
    • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ( Find out more details on the website of the German Embassy in your country.)
    • You will be responsible for acquiring the visa.

Fellowship Program and Timeline

The Fellowship is 12 months in duration and will begin in June 2022. The fellowship will include:

  • International study trip to Germany:  June 15, 2022– July 1, 2022
  • Online Training and Networking: June 2022– September 2022
  • in-person or virtually intensive training: October 2022
  • Remote work continues: October – December 2022
  • present the outcomes of the training: December 2022
  • Final Event and Certificates of Recognition: April 2023

Application Requirement

  • Resume
  • Coverletter
  • Proposal
    • Story proposals
    • Publication plan
    • Social media
    • Work samples



Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline30 April,2022
FieldJournalism Training
Open toAll
OrganizerAfrican Union
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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