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Application opens for German scholarships for journalists from Africa, others

DW Akademie is accepting applications for its International Media Studies program (IMS) in Bonn, Germany, which will start in September. Students who successfully complete the four-semester program will be awarded a master of arts degree.

DW Akademie is part of Deutsche Welle (DW). It is the centre for education and knowledge transfer at Germany’s international broadcaster. Its activities include international media development, a traineeship for future DW journalists, the International Media Studies (IMS) Master’s program, media training for specialized professionals and a broad range of multimedia courses for learning German..

The program is targeted at students from around the world that want to work in a position of responsibility in journalism or the communications sector. It especially addresses journalists-in-training, media representatives from radio, TV, online and print and communication experts.

The program offers a mix of research, lectures and practical experience and combines these disciplines: media and development, journalism, communications and media management.

Up to 10 full scholarships are offered to applicants from Africa, Asia, Latin America or Eastern Europe.

Young journalists, media managers and other communication professionals can apply.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and at least a year of professional experience in a media-related field. Applicants must also have a good command of German and English.

The deadline is March 31.

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