Opportunities for African journalists in October

Have a look at this list of fellowships, grants, awards and other opportunities with fast-approaching October deadlines

Tshepo Tshabalala
Oct 1 · 3 min read
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Wilson Center’s Fellowship Programme
The Wilson Center is inviting scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals to take part in its flagship international fellowship programme and to take advantage of the opportunity to engage actively in the Center’s national mission.

Deadline | 1 October 2019

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Programme
The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Programme is seeking to host democracy activists, scholars, and journalists for five-month fellowships, bringing fresh insights and perspectives to Washington, DC. The fellowship offers an important opportunity to explore new ideas in a comparative context, undertake individual research, and share best practices with one another.

Deadline | 1 October 2019

EJN media workshop on wildlife and conservation reporting in East Africa
The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is organizing a media workshop on wildlife and conservation reporting in East Africa. The week-long workshop is designed to give reporters access to experts in conservation, wildlife crime and investigative reporting and equip them will skills and knowledge to better report on wildlife and conservation issues. The workshop is open to journalists from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.

Deadline | 11 October 2019

Carmignac Photojournalism Award 2019
Applications are now open for the 11th edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award dedicated to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and to the human, social and ecological challenges it faces today. The laureate will receive a €50,000 grant to carry out a 6-month field report with the support of the Fondation Carmignac, which produces, upon their return, a travelling exhibition and the publication of a monograph.

Deadline | 16 October 2019 at 23h59pm (GMT).

International Labour Organization Global Media Competition on Labour Migration
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is launching its fifth annual Global Media Competition to recognize exemplary media coverage of labour migration. This year’s themes are ‘fair recruitment’ and ‘the future of labour migration’. The competition aims to recognise and promote quality reporting on labour migration issues. For the first time, the competition has a student prize category and the option for a fellowship prize.

Deadline | 31 October 2019 at 23:59, Central European Time

ConDev’s Student Media Grants Award 2019
ConDev’s Student Media Grants award up to $5,000 to current students interested in capturing conflict-related issues facing fragile and conflict-affected areas of Latin America through stunning photography. This photojournalism grant is funded by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation Chair on Conflict and Development. University students (undergraduate and graduate) from around the world are encouraged to apply, but projects must be conducted in Latin America.

Deadline | 31 October 2019

Upcoming events

Strategies for sustainable journalism workshop at #AIJC19
Jamlab, in partnership with the Global Investigative Journalism Network will be hosting a workshop on strategies for sustainable journalism at the 15th African Investigative Journalism Conference in Johannesburg. The workshop is designed for independent outlets and investigative teams at all levels. The session will equip you with tools for growing income and audience for your journalism and media.

The African Investigative Journalism Conference (#AIJC19) will take place on October 28–30, 2019 at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Euromena Awards
The Euromena Awards is an annual startup competition organized by Euromena Consulting to benefit local and regional startups. The objective of the Euromena Awards — MENA Edition is to address the region’s most pressing problems through technology that serves a social impact. This year’s awards will take place in Dakar, Senegal on December 12, 2019. The awards welcome startups that aim to resolve a specific challenge or problem, and that include social impact as part of their business’ core values.

Deadline | Not specified

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The JAMLAB Newsletter is produced by Wits Journalism. The Journalism and Media Lab, Tshimologong Digitial Innovation Precinct, Johannesburg supports innovators to bring new information, new ideas and new conversations to new audiences in Africa.

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