Southern African Journalists Bursary

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For the eighth time the International Journalists‘ Programmes (IJP) offer a bursary to up to six young Southern African (SADC-Member States:

Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe) and up to five young German journalists.

For two months the Southern African delegates will have the chance to work in Germany.

They will be integrated into the day-to-day journalism of their host newsroom while also researching stories for their home media.

It is assumed that all candidates have a strong command of the English language.

German language abilities are an advantage but are not mandatory.

The Southern African delegates receive a fixed payment of 3,000 Euro.

This is expected to cover most of their travel, accommodation and living expenses.

No further payments will be made: delegates are expected to use their own funds for any further costs.

Payment for their work with the host media is not envisaged.

To receive the full grant participants are obliged to write a report of at least three pages and provide copies of their published journalistic work after returning home.

All journalists from Southern Africa (SADC Member States) between the age of 25 and 35 who regularly work for a media organisation can apply.

Applicants are asked to send the application documents (E-mail or post) to the following address not before December until January.

IJP e. V.
The Southern African Bursary
c/o Deutsche Welle
Marco Vollmar
53113 Bonn
Email: vollmar[at]

For more information see; Southern African Journalists Bursary - Scholarship program

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