International Journalists Southern African Journalists’ Bursary Programme

Application Deadline: Febraury 15th 2014

Every year the International Journalists‘ Programmes (IJP) offer a bursary to up to Six young Southern African (SADC‐ Member States: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe + Kenia) And up to five young German journalists.

For two months (june/july) the Southern African delegates will have the chance to work in Germany. They will be integrated into the day ‐ to‐day journalism of their a newsroom while also researching stories for their home media.

It is assumed that all candidates have a strong command of the English language.

German language abilities are an advantage but are not mandatory.

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

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 starts with an Introductory Conference for all delegates in Berlin. This will allow the participants from Southern Africa to familiarize themselves with the host country.

Mode of payment
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. No further payments will be made: delegates are expected to use their own funds for any further costs. Payment for their work with the host media is not envisaged


For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the International Journalists Southern African Journalists’ Bursary Programme


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