Apply: Constructive Journalism Fellowship

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The Deutsche Welle (DW) Akademie is offering African TV and video journalists a five-month constructive journalism fellowship to learn more about constructive storytelling and to connect with like-minded colleagues.

Selected fellows will receive up to £3,000 to produce a constructive visual project. This could be a video for social media, a television (TV) report or a short documentary.

The DW Akademie is the foreign German broadcasting station’s centre of excellence for education and communication of knowledge and trains young and talented journalists to work for the station. The academy also offers a broad spectrum of media training and  educational programmes to learn German language skills.

Closing date: 31 July 2022


  1. Applicants should be a resident in a Sub-Saharan African country, have a valid passport and be able to travel for the one-week training in March 2023.
  2.  Applicants should have a command of English that corresponds at least to the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
  3. All applicants should have several years of experience in producing visual content, and be able to handle their equipment and work relatively independently.
  4. All participants must have access to the technical equipment needed for their constructive visual project, and a laptop to participate in the online workshop.

For more information and to apply, click here.


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