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The Africa Centre for Development Journalism (ACDJ) is now receiving applications from qualified and eligible Nigerian journalists towards its Inequalities Reporting Fellowship aimed at building the capacity of journalists to report on different inequality themes at sub-national levels.

Successful applicants will take part in the fellowship programme that commences with an intensive two-full days training workshop in Lagos, followed by the commissioning of special fellowship reports by the participants under the mentorship of an experienced and skilful faculty of journalists on a range of Inequality themes including but not limited to:

  • Economic Inequality
  • Education/Skills Inequality
  • Food & Nutrition Inequality
  • Gender Inequality / Gender Based Violence
  • Health Inequality
  • Multi-Dimensional Poverty and Underdevelopment
  • Negative Cultural Practices such as Forced Child ‘Marriage’ & Female Genital Mutilation / Cutting
  • People Living With Disability & Inequality
  • Political / Representation Inequality
  • Social Status Inequality
  • Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Inequality

Application highlights:

  1. Preference will be given to journalists with a record of reporting on Inequality issues including those listed above – And / Or  Census, Development, Population and Demography-related issues.
  2. Selected journalists will be mentored through the special reports process for 4 weeks by experienced mentors and the reports will be published/broadcast by their media houses as well as the ACDJ’s website
  3. Applicants selected to participate in the fellowship must secure written consent of their Editors to participate in the Fellowship and for publication/broadcast of the special reports by their media houses.
  4. ACDJ operates a 50/50 gender policy. Female Journalists are encouraged to apply.

The fellowship is an activity under ACDJ’s Sub-national Development Data Accountability Reporting Project focused on inequality, underdevelopment, policy and governance. The project is part of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism’s Collaborative Media (CMEDIA) initiative supported by the MacArthur Foundation.

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The application closes on Sunday 1 October 2023 by 11:59 pm West African Time (WAT) and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

To apply, click on apply here below or paste into your web browser.



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