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Reporting on the Pandemic Fellowship

Africa Women Journalism Project is dedicated to strengthening the voices of women journalists and driving coverage of under-reported gender, health and development issues that affect marginalised groups. AWJP provides women in African media with the knowledge, skills and support network they require to drive journalism that sheds light on gender, health and development issues impacting women and other marginalised groups. We offer training and support to improve the skills of African women journalists and to help them develop their careers and take up leadership positions in the newsroom. With a network in 5 countries, (Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda),…read more

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AWJP ONE Aftershocks Fellowship

Nearly a year and a half into the Covid-19 pandemic, the aftershocks of the pandemic are particularly profound and likely to be ongoing as the content struggles with getting infections under control. Building on AWJP’s inaugural “Reporting on the Pandemic Fellowship”, which was made possible with support from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) AWJP has teamed up with ICFJ and  ONE (who are delivering real-time data and analysis on the pandemic through their Africa Covid-19 Tracker and Aftershocks newsletter) to launch the ONE + AWJP Aftershocks Data Journalism Fellowship.  This cohort will be made up of 12 female journalists-…read more

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Article 19 Health Misinfo fellowship

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a significant amount of false information in Africa, leading to a loss of  trust in institutions and authorities tasked with responding to the pandemic. The Health Misinfo fellowship is part of the European Union-funded  “Together for Reliable Information project which is supported by Article-19. It includes Meedan’s training sessions to ensure that the fellows understand as well as learn how to identify health misinfo and improve fact checking skills in their newsrooms. Five  fellows from Kenya Uganda and Tanzania will share information to help people have the facts to identify misinformation as well as help debunk…read more

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West African GBV Reporting Fellowship

West Africa has a long history of gender-based violence which has been exacerbated by a culture of impunity and lack of women in positions of influence and authority. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has aggravated the problem, leading to an increase in occurrences of domestic and sexual violence. Women in the region are currently dealing with "two pandemics" while simultaneously caring for their families.  Over the last two decades, West Africa has seen rapid democratization and significant economic progress. The abundance of natural resources and economic advances, on the other hand, do not benefit poor and rural communities. High rates of…read more

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