We are very excited to announce our new partnership with Google News Initiative which will extend the impact of our Fellowship to provide funding and support to an additional 10 African journalists.
Open to journalists from across Africa working in print, radio, film or multimedia, the new initiative will support those looking for the experience and connections they need to take the next step in their career.
As part of a yearlong programme, selected Fellows will receive a bursary of £1,000, in addition to invaluable one-to-one mentoring, training and support to tell important and original stories from developing countries.
Gemma Bradshaw, Director of One World Media, commented, “this partnership with Google News Initiative marks an exciting new step in the development of our Fellowship programme to support more journalists from across Africa. Our Fellows uncover incredible stories and bring new perspectives to reporting that break down stereotypes and build cross-cultural connections. With the help of Google we are thrilled to be expanding the reach of this programme.”
Since 2001, the One World Media Fellowship has supported 208 emerging journalists and filmmakers to report from 75 developing countries. The unique programme meets a specific need for journalists in the early stage of their career who are often in need of the encouragement and safety net that the Fellowship provides.
Matt Cooke, Head of Partnerships and Training at Google News Lab said, “through the Google News Initiative we’re determined to help empower journalists via technological innovation, and support their training and development around the world. For a number of years we’ve supported One World Media to recognise high quality journalism, and with this new investment we hope to strengthen the organisations outreach and impact”