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Paradigm Initiative Digital Rights and Inclusion Media Fellowship 2020

The application process is now open for the third edition of the Paradigm Initiative Digital Rights and Inclusion Media Fellowship. 

The Fellowship is a 5-month program designed to immerse outstanding, early career, journalists in digital rights and digital inclusion advocacy – and intervention efforts – in Africa. Selected journalists will work with Paradigm Initiative on various projects and contribute to improving public understanding of digital rights and inclusion issues.

Expectations

  1. Fellows will be expected to participate in all scheduled activities.
  2. Fellows will be expected to publish, in their affiliated media (Print, TV, Radio, Online), at least 15 reports on digital rights and inclusion issues during the fellowship period. Fellows will retain full editorial direction on the stories.
  3. Fellows will be expected to continue to provide coverage to digital rights and inclusion issues after their fellowship.

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About Paradigm Initiative

Paradigm Initiative is a social enterprise that builds an ICT-enabled support system and advocates digital rights in order to improve livelihoods for under-served youth. Our programs include digital inclusion programs – such as the Life Skills. ICT. Financial Readiness. Entrepreneurship (LIFE) training program and Tertiary program – and a digital rights program, Magoyi. Across our offices in Nigeria (Aba, Abuja, Ajegunle, Kano, Yaba), Cameroon (Yaoundé), Kenya (Nairobi), and beyond, we work to connect under-served youth with improved livelihoods through our digital inclusion and digital r... read more


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Aim and Benefits of Paradigm Initiative Fellowship

  1. Fully-funded trip to attend the Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum (DRIF) in Abuja, Nigeria, in April 2020.
  2. Digital Rights / Inclusion training at the Paradigm Initiative headquarters in Lagos (Nigeria), in addition to communication with team members from other offices in Africa.
  3. Fully-funded 2-week residency program to visit Paradigm Initiative offices in Nigeria (Abuja, Lagos, Kano, Aba).
  4. 4-month virtual training and collaboration with Paradigm Initiative and partners.
  5. Fellowship may also include fully-funded local and international travels to participate in and cover relevant events related to Digital Rights and Inclusion.
  6. Interaction with leading stakeholders in digital rights advocacy.
  7. Paradigm Initiative will provide fellows with a monthly stipend, and a one-time research grant, during the fellowship period.

Requirements for Paradigm Initiative Fellowship Qualification

To be eligible for the Paradigm Initiative Digital Rights and Inclusion Media Fellowship

  1. The Fellowship is open to journalists affiliated with mainstream print and online newspapers in Africa
  2. We are especially interested in women journalists
  3. Interested candidates must demonstrate previous coverage of human rights and/or tech issues and interest in advocacy journalism
  4. Interested candidates must not have spent more than ten years in journalism. We are most interested in outstanding, early career journalists

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Application Deadline

February 15, 2020


How to Apply

Fill the application form correctly and submit before the deadline

For more details, visit paradigm initiative website



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