Facebook Video Storytellers-Africa is a training program from the Facebook Journalism Project in partnership with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). The training is led by Hashtag Our Stories, a global network of mobile storytellers.
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The six-week, self-directed course starts September 21. It will prepare participants to discover story ideas as well as shoot, script, edit, upload and distribute high-quality videos using a mobile phone. Storytellers who successfully complete this interactive course may apply to participate in a mentorship program and compete for prizes of U.S. $1,500.
The course is open to journalists, student journalists and other content creators from Africa.
For more details, visit the scholarship website.