Digital Rights and Inclusion Media Fellowship

| April 28, 2019

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The Paradigm Initiative is offering a Digital Rights and Inclusion Media Fellowship. This four-month program will immerse three African journalists in the issues of digital rights and inclusion. The opportunity is open to early career journalists working in print and online media. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Past fellows include Nigeria’s Victor Ekwealor from Techpoint and Togo’s Emmanuel Vitus from GhanaWeb.

As part of the fellowship, journalists will attend a two-day orientation as well as a two-week residency at Paradigm Initiative’s offices in Nigeria. During these two weeks, the fellows will spend time at the Yaba headquarters, Aba LIFE Centre, Abuja office, Ajegunle LIFE Centre, and Kano LIFE Centre. Afterwards, fellows will collaborate virtually with Paradigm Initiative for four months. The fellowship may also include the opportunity to travel locally or internationally to participate in and cover relevant events.

Fellows will receive a monthly stipend and a one-time research grant. Fellows are expected to publish at least 12 reports on digital rights and inclusion issues during their four-month fellowship.

Applicants should emphasize their interest in and experience in covering human rights, technology, and advocacy.

The deadline to apply is May 6. The fellowship will run from July to October 2019.

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