The Minority Africa Fellowship, a project by Minority Africa, a digital publication using data-driven multimedia journalism to tell African minority stories, targets journalists and storytellers from minority groups across Africa, providing them with the platform, skills, and mentorship to report stories from and about their communities.
Through an intensive six-month paid program, fellows will polish their existing reporting abilities both from a skill and thematic perspective but will also be trained on the intersecting areas and groups of focus for the fellowship. This means that fellows are taught and leave the fellowship knowing how to cover groups outside of the immediate communities they belong to.
Eligibility: Fellows have to be at least 18 years of age, they have to be from and living in an African country and belong to at least one of the minority groups highlighted in the focus areas above. They can be writers, photographers, filmmakers, journalists, or a combination of all and have relevant and provable work experience in their chosen areas.
Eligible Countries: African countries
Number of Awards: Not Mentioned
Duration of Award: 6 months
Value of Award:
Fellows will be paid a monthly allowance, receive an internet stipend, and intra-country travel related to the coverage of stories will be covered by Minority Africa.
During the fellowship, fellows will be familiarized with editorial guidelines of Minority Africa and will work and report on stories for the publication. They are paired with external mentors, work with editors in the newsroom, and are required to produce at least two stories every month.
By the end of the program, each fellow would have published 12 stories on Minority Africa. These stories will be a blend of reported multimedia features as well as opinions and analysis. The program is entirely virtual and the first cohort runs from May to October 2023.
Method of Application: APPLY HERE
Application Deadline: 30th January 2023.