BBC seeking applicants for World News Komla Dumor Award

| March 14, 2016

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Komla Dumor was a passionate journalist dedicated to bringing African stories to the world with honesty and integrity.

BBC World News’ Komla Dumor Award honours an outstanding individual living and working in Africa who combines strong journalism skills, on-air flair, and an exceptional talent for telling African stories, with the ambition and potential to become a star of the future.

The winner of the award will receive training and development with the BBC in London, starting in early September 2016 and running for three months. The winner will produce an African story for the BBC, be supported by BBC mentors, and attend courses at the BBC Academy.

The award covers the winner’s flights to and from the UK, visas, and accommodations in London during the placement. The winner will receive £2,000 per month to cover living expenses during the three-month placement, and a one-off payment of £5,000 as a contribution towards loss of salary in their home country.

The deadline for applications is March 23rd. For more information on application requirements, please refer to:

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