RFI Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon Scholarship 2022 for Francophoyoung African Journalist & Technicians


Application Deadline:  September 4, 2022

RFI is organizing the ninth edition of the Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon Scholarship. Once again this year, applications are open to the 25 French-speaking countries of the African continent. The training will take place in Dakar.

The ninth edition of the Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon Scholarship is launched. It is aimed, again this year, at all young journalists and reporting technicians under the age of 35 who have already worked in the field of radio for at least two years, and who live in one of the countries following French speakers: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Comoros, Congo, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Gabon, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Niger, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal , Seychelles, Chad, Togo, Tunisia and Rwanda.

Created in tribute to its two reporters murdered on November 2, 2013 in Kidal, in northern Mali, this scholarship rewards a young African journalist and a young technician each year. Ten candidate journalists and ten candidate technicians will first be selected on file and then invited to follow a training course in Dakar from Monday October 17 to Sunday October 30, 2022. These workshops will lead to the production of a report for journalists and an “all-sound” element for technicians. The jury will select a winner in each category. The jury will be made up of representatives from RFI, the Senegalese press, the Sciences Po School of Journalism and INA. It will meet in Dakar on November 1, 2022.

The scholarship will be awarded on November 2, the date decreed by the United Nations as the “  International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Committed against Journalists  ” in memory of Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon. 


  • The Scholarship will be awarded at a ceremony in Dakar. The winners will benefit from a one-month training in Paris.

Application Procedure:

Applications are open from Monday August 15 to Sunday September 4 midnight, Paris time.

To participate, you must download and send to [email protected] :

♦ The Participation Form with the boxes correctly checked, your curriculum vitae and your cover letter.

♦ A report or a sound element for the journalists, an editing/mixing or production of antenna for the technicians. These sound elements must not exceed 2’30.

All these elements must be sent to  [email protected]  before Sunday September 4, 2022 at midnight, Paris time.

Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon 2022 Scholarship Regulations

Entry form 2022

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the RFI Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon Scholarship 2022


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