Deadline: 20 May, 2020

The Media and Journalism Days in Africa (MJDA) is a project led by Africa 21 and its partners aimed at annually convening journalists from the African continent, alongside experts from around the world, to review, exchange and debate on a selected theme related to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The first edition took place in 2019 on the theme of climate change with journalists from French-speaking Africa, with a follow up edition in 2020 covering the same theme with journalists from English-speaking Africa. The objectives are twofold. The event will strengthen the skills of participating journalists on this topic, offering them the opportunity to share their realities with the public and international experts. In addition, the event will integrate the network of African journalists specialising in sustainable development and climate change, in order to create a strong link between the international community and the African media.

The 2020 edition of MJDA engages journalists from Anglophone Africa to raise awareness among African media on the 2030 Agenda and environmental and climate issues so that these subjects are adequately followed in the participating media; expand the network of African journalists specialising in sustainable development and climate change.

Benefits

  • Africa 21 and their partners cover all travel related and subsistence costs for journalists attending the MJDA in Geneva, including travel allowance, flight tickets, on-site transport, hotel and allowances for food costs on site

 

Eligibility

  • Current professional journalist for the written press, radio or TV (press card)
  • Possess five years, minimum, of professional experience in media
  • Must be active in the field as well as in the newsroom
  • Interest or specialisation in sustainable development and climate change issues
  • Valid passport until 31 December, 2020, at least, and availability to travel to participate in the MJDA event
  • Female candidates strongly encouraged

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: Kim Nowacki

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