The Radio France Internationale offers the Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon Scholarship for young African journalists  in 2020

The seventh edition of the Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon scholarship has been launched. Due to the global health situation, the 2020 edition is not organized in a specific French-speaking country on the African continent. 

Created in homage to his two reporters murdered on November 2, 2013 in Kidal, in northern Mali, this scholarship rewards each year a young journalist and a young African technician. The scholarship will be awarded on November 2, the date declared by the United Nations “International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists” in memory of Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon.

Worth of Award

  • The winners benefit from a one-month training course in Paris. 
  • The scholarship will be awarded on November 2 during a special broadcast on RFI.


This year it is aimed at all young journalists and reporting technicians under 35 who have already worked in the field of radio and reside in one of the following French-speaking countries: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso , Brundi, Cameroon, Comoros, Congo, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Gabon, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Niger, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Seychelles, Chad, Togo, Tunisia, Rwanda.

How to Apply

Document to be downloaded and/or returned by each candidate:

  • detailed participation conditions: participation form and payment.
  • cover letter form
  • report or sound element for journalists, editing/mixing or on-air production for technicians. These sound elements should not exceed 2´30.

Deadline: Applications are open from Monday, August 17 to Friday, September 11 inclusive.


Click here for more details and to apply

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