Fahamu’s Emerging Powers African Journalists Study Programme, Nairobi Kenya (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: 20 February 2015

When: 15-17 March 2015.

Whom: Media professionals in print, broadcast, radio and online platforms as well as freelance reporters based in Africa are encouraged to apply for the workshop. Lecturers from journalism schools and media programmes in Africa may also apply.

Fahamu’s Emerging Powers in Africa project is issuing a call for applications for a journalist capacity building workshop to be hosted in Nairobi from 15-17 March 2015.

The workshop will seek to assist media practitioners with important insights and reporting techniques regarding the general coverage of the emerging powers’ footprint in Africa and more specifically how to evaluate outcomes from meetings like the India-Africa Forum Summit and the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit, which are scheduled to be hosted in 2015.

Applicants must:

– Provide frequent reports to their national, regional, or local print media, radio, television channels or online fora on topics related to the engagement between African countries and the emerging powers. In the case of individuals from journalism schools or training programmes at a higher education institution issues related to the emerging powers in Africa must demonstrate how this will improve their curriculum development;

– Have at least 8- 10 years experience as a journalist or teaching in the profession;

– Be fluent in English;

– Have a valid passport and comply with their country’s visa criteria for travel to Kenya;

– Be able to attend the workshop on the proposed dates.


The following costs will be reimbursed:

– Return ticket, economy class to Nairobi
– Accommodation in Nairobi for the duration of study tour,
– Visa costs,
– Meals and transport for duration of study tour.


All applications are to be submitted electronically and must include:

– A current resume including professional work history;

– A brief proposal in English outlining a story you wish to cover in Africa related to specifically the India-Africa Forum Summit and the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) that will be of interest to your target audience;

– A letter of recommendation from your organisation head/faculty head. If journalist applicants are not employed directly through a media organisation, please provide a letter of support from the organisation to which you are affiliated, including your relationship to the organisation;

– A letter, signed by your (affiliate) organisation or faculty head, motivating how participation in the training workshop will benefit your professional work and the work of your organisation. This should include an action plan detailing how your experience in the workshop will be incorporated into further capacity building and knowledge development within your organisation/journalism school in the three months following completion of the training workshop;

– Provide samples of three professional pieces of written work/manuscripts that have been printed or broadcast in the last 12 months; or an outline of courses taught;

lease ensure that all documents are compressed and/or zipped in compressed files to ensure all applications can be uploaded.

Applications must be submitted in English

4. Concluding Remarks

A contract will be signed between Fahamu and participants in order to fulfil the following obligations:

– Produce at least 2 commentary pieces for the Fahamu Emerging Powers in Africa Newsletter on India/China-Africa relations in the run up to and following the two Summits;
– Make at least 3 regular contributions on civil society perspectives for publication in the Fahamu Emerging Powers in Africa Newsletter on topics agreed with Fahamu.

Applications should be sent to [email protected]

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Fahamu Emerging Powers African Journalist Study Programme


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