The African Arguments fellowship is a mentorship and training programme for young freelancers based on the continent. It is aimed at African journalists under the age of 30 who are committed to building the skills necessary for a sustainable career as a freelancer.
This fellowship is for freelancers under the age of 30 based in Africa. We’re looking for journalists still relatively early in their careers who are excited to learn and grow, who are able to challenge and be challenged, and who are committed to working collaboratively to produce original, rigorous and thought-provoking journalism.
African Arguments is a pan-African platform for news, investigation and opinion. We seek to analyse issues facing the continent, investigate the stories that matter, and amplify a diversity of voices. While big news organisations break the news, African Arguments breaks down the news. We do this through our extensive network of journalists, researchers and commentators. We examine the major events making the headlines – adding much-needed nuance, complexity and context – while at the same time shining a light on under-covered issues some would rather were kep... read more
The fellowship is designed to fit into (rather than disrupt) the chosen journalists’ already busy schedules and help them develop through two key ways:
Students must commit to attending all online trainings and complete all commissioned pieces.
This program is entirely FREE and will be conducted in ENGLISH.
For more details, visit African Arguments website.