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MFWA Next Generation Investigative Journalism Fellowship 2022

MFWA Next Generation Investigative Journalism Fellowship 2022

Fully Funded
Country: Ghana
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Are you a young journalist who aspires to specialise in investigations? Do you want to be equipped with the skills to undertake fact-based, in-depth, and enterprise reporting? Then the MFWA Next Generation Investigative Journalism (NGIJ) Fellowship 2022 is an excellent opportunity for you.

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) invites applications for the second edition of the NGIJ fellowship. The NGIJ fellowship affords young journalists the opportunity to learn from experienced facilitators in investigative journalism in West Africa in a five-month intensive program. It is meant to groom young journalists to pursue quality, critical, and accountability journalism and raise the next generation of critical investigative journalists in West Africa.

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The first edition of the NGIJ fellowship admitted ten budding journalists selected from various journalism training institutions in Ghana. Having been equipped with the capacity for investigative reporting after the five-month in-depth and practical training. The journalists produced a number of high-quality, accountability-focused stories. The second edition of the NGIJ fellowship will admit twelve journalists from three countries in West Africa namely Ghana, Sierra Leone, and Liberia.

Benefits from Generation Investigative Journalism Fellowship

  • Successful applicants will be taken through the investigative processes of developing a story idea, reporting, and presenting the findings in a complete and coherent manner for maximum impact.
  • Lastly, The fellows will also be given practical field assignments.

Eligibility for Generation Investigative Journalism Fellowship

  • An Applicant should be a young journalist between the ages of 20 to 30 years from Ghana, Sierra Leone, or Liberia who has just completed national service. Or a student journalist currently in a Journalism or Mass Communication School. Whose schedules are flexible enough to allow for full participation in the fellowship in Accra, Ghana.
  • For Ghana, journalists who come from the regions outside Accra and those who are in Accra but will be willing to work from their home regions after the training are encouraged to apply.
  • For Liberia and Sierra Leone, the applicant must be willing to travel and reside in Accra, Ghana for at least five months, the period for the fellowship.
  • Applicants must be available to attend training and assignments from July to November 2022.

Application of Generation Investigative Journalism Fellowship

Interested journalists should submit a letter of motivation stating why they want to participate in the fellowship. A CV including two referees, and a copy of any national identification not later than Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Lastly, The documents should be sent to the email: [email protected]

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Lastly, It is important to visit the official website link found below to access the application form.

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline16 June,2022
Open toAll
Contact the organizerinfo [@] mfwa.org



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