Interested applicants are now welcome to apply for the Fully Funded Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowships (SAJP) 2021. The Fellowship is aimed at mid-career journalists from South Asian countries including Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. This fellowship programme will commence on March 2021.
Moreover, fellows will undertake a bespoke 8-week fellowship titled ‘Good Governance in a Changing World: the Media, Politics, and Society’. The programme explores the different ways in which the media play a part in holding democratic processes to account, including government, the civil service, and security, as well as the broader political system in both the South Asia region and the UK.
During Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowships, fellows will explore the range of approaches taken by the UK and the South Asia region. Further, then use that knowledge to direct discussions that tackle the big issues challenging the field. 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.
Further, the curriculum focuses on the ways in which the media are 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 eight intensive weeks of lectures, visits, and discussions that introduce them to key UK academics, media, and political figures in the field. They will also spend time meeting their peers in some of the UK’s top media organizations, as well as running a symposium on a topic of their choice in the final week.
Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowships include
|Type of Opportunity||Scholarships and Fellowships|
|Open to||South Asians|