Scholarships for African Journalists to tour China

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Scholarships for African Journalists to tour China: Fahamu China in Africa Programme is pleased to announce a call for applications for its Journalists Study Tour to Beijing.

Four successful applicants will be chosen to participate in a week-long study tour to China that aims to:

  • Strengthen the capacity of African media commentators on China's engagement with Africa
  • Facilitate greater understanding of perceptions of China in Africa, and vice versa
  • Expand on knowledge amongst African media of China's politics, economy, society and media
  • Create an opportunity for African media organisations and journalism schools to develop long-term relationships, collaborations and exchanges with representatives from Chinese media and institutions
  • Provide a platform to facilitate the implementation of capacity building projects and greater media coverage amongst African media on China's activities in Africa
  • Include greater media participation in discussions and advocacy in China and in Africa about China's role in Africa
  • Include visits to various Chinese media organisations, friendship associations, research institutes and journalism schools as well as African media representatives in Beijing.

    Media professionals in print, broadcast, radio and online fora throughout Africa are encouraged to apply for this study tour.

    Lecturers from journalism schools and media programmes in Africa may also apply.

    Applicants must:

  • Provide frequent reports to their national, regional, or local print media, radio, television channels or online fora on topics related to China's activities in Africa; or lecture at a journalism school or training programme at a higher education institution in Africa
  • Have a valid passport and comply with their country's visa criteria for travel to China.

    The following costs will be covered:

  • Return ticket, economy class to China
  • Accommodation in Beijing for the duration of study tour,
  • Visa costs,
  • Meals and transport for duration of study tour.

    The study tour will take place between March and April.

    Please direct all queries and applications to:

    Ms Sanusha Naidu, Research Director, China/Emerging Powers in Africa Programme. Email: sanusha [at]

    For more information and scholarship application see; Scholarships for African Journalists to tour China

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