Apply for IJP Southern African Journalists’ Bursary Program!

Deadline: 15 February 2018

International Journalists’ Programmes (IJP) is offering bursary to up to six young Southern African and up to five young German journalists. The bursary is intended to enable young journalists to gain valuable insights into the political, economical, cultural as well as the social fabric of the host country.

The Southern African-German Journalists’ Programme is a multiyear effort to shape an integrated understanding of the other country and region and to foster relations between Africa and Germany.

IJP Southern African Journalists’ Programme tries to achieve the goals of deepening the dialogue between Africa and Germany and establishing real partnership between the countries of Africa and the industrialized nations in Europe.

Funding Information

The Southern African delegates receive a fixed payment of 3,000 Euro. This is expected to cover most of their travel, accommodation and living expenses.

Eligibility Criteria

  • All journalists from Southern Africa (SADC Member States and Kenya) between the age of 25 and 40 who regularly work for a media organisation can apply.
  • Candidates have a strong command of the English language. German language abilities are an advantage but are not mandatory.
  • A journalistic reference from editor or head of department is required.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can send their application forms via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Countries: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Germany

For more information, please visit Southern African Journalists’ Bursary Program.

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