The International Journalists’ Programmes (IJP) are offering fellowships to up to six young Southern African journalists and up to five young German journalists.
Journalists ages 25 to 40 from Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Germany can apply.
The Southern African-German Journalists’ Programme is a multiyear effort to shape an integrated understanding of the other country and region and to foster relations between Africa and Germany. It has been offered as a response to concerns about an increasing political and cultural detachment between Africa and Europe. The bursary is intended to enable young journalists to gain valuable insights into the political, economical, cultural as well as the social fabric of the host country.
The bursary is named in honour of the former Federal President Horst Köhler and his exemplary dedication to the intensification of German-African relations.
For two months, Southern African delegates will have the chance to work in Germany, followed by German delegates in Africa. They will be integrated into the day-to-day journalism of their host newsroom while researching stories for their home media.
The delegates will receive a fixed payment of EUR3,000 to cover most of their travel, accommodation and living expenses.
Candidates must have a strong command of English. German is an advantage but not mandatory.
The deadline for application is 26 February 2020.