Deadline: 08 June, 2021

British Council has opened applications for the 2021 Future News Worldwide programme.

The Future News Worldwide is a partnership programme between the British Council and some of the world’s leading media organisations.

The aim of the programme is to support young people to develop a wide range of journalism skills.

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s Future News Worldwide conference will again be online. The 2021 theme is ‘Climate, Covid-19 and the rise of disinformation: how journalism can best serve a world in crisis’.


  • After the conference, delegates can join a global alumni network, helping them to engage with one another, implement their learning and continue their professional development


  • Applicants can come from any region of the world
  • Open to undergraduate and postgraduate students between the ages of 18 and 25, and graduates who completed their degree programmes after 01 July, 2019
  • It is not essential for applicants to be studying journalism, but applicants should be fully committed to a career in media.
  • Applicants must be available to attend a conference session

To apply and for more information, click here.

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