African Union (AU) Information and Communication Directorate in collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) AU office invite applications for the AU Media Fellowship for African Journalists and Content Creators in Germany in 2022.

As Africa moves into the 4th industrial revolution, with emerging technologies, African storytellers are now challenged to think of how to deploy new media technologies for citizen engagement to address the changing communications landscape. In view of this, this fellowship was created to ensure Africa remains in the race with the rest of the world, and benefits from digital transformation.

The objectives of the AU Media Fellowship, therefore, include:

  • Training and building the capacity of journalists and/or content creators, to leverage creativity and innovation within the continent;
  • Building capacity around innovative and transformative tools in journalism and media; and
  • Creating a platform for journalists to network and share best practices on the future of journalism

Worth of Award

During the fellowship, fellows receive

  • International Study Trips and exposure
  • Certified workshops and webinars with renowned international partners such as Deutsche Welle, BBC Media Action, Hass-Plattner-Institute, the AU, and international media houses
  • Access to AU leadership and policy makers and network with other Fellows
  • Support from Senior Mentors and Institutions
  • Fellows awarded grants to enable them to produce detailed stories



  • for the AU Media Fellowship must be working journalists with at least three years of full-time, professional journalism experience or in a related field. Internships and journalism-related work completed as a university student do not count as professional experience.
  • may be affiliated or freelance journalists. However, all applicants must provide a reference letter or endorsement from a senior editor.
  • must speak, read, and write English fluently in order to fully participate in and benefit from the Fellowship.

In like manner, fellows

  • must be journalists, bloggers, vloggers, content creators, and podcasters living on the continent or the diaspora.
  • must be actively involved in innovative media either as a journalist or related field of work for at least three years with a demonstrable impact-driven track record.
  • confirm willingness to report on African Union events and themes, as well as availability to be interviewed about the fellowship by international partners.
  • confirm willingness to participate in events and workshops for the duration of the fellowship.
  • must be able to travel to Berlin June 2022 and meet all criteria for eligibility for a Schengen Visa in their country.

How to Apply

Email your submission here: [email protected]

Deadline: The call for applications closes April 30, 2022.


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