Journalism fellowship on covering parliament and legislative affairs in Uganda – Call for applications

Theme: Covering Parliament and legislative affairs
Period: February – July 2017
Available Fellowship Slots: 15
Deadline for Application (extended): 15 February 2017

The African Centre for Media Excellence is pleased to invite applications for its sixth fellowship programme.

This fellowship, on parliament, legislative affairs and government oversight, is designed to give promising Ugandan journalists the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills to deepen their coverage of important, but under-reported stories in this field.

It is a six-month in-service journalism training and mentoring opportunity targeting young and ambitious print, electronic and online Ugandan journalists, which also offers each fellow up to Shs TWO million in financial support towards TWO detailed reporting projects.

The first workshop of the fellowship will be held on 20-23 February, 2017

Benefits of the fellowship
An 8-day public affairs reporting and data journalism crash course (split into two 4-day each) focusing on the meat and bones of Uganda’s parliament systems, legislative affairs and government oversight.
A grant of up to Shs. 2 million per fellow to support two special reporting projects.
Two hours of one-on-one mentoring with a senior journalist each month of the fellowship.

How to apply
Download, complete and send the application form to info [at] acme-ug [dot] org;
Or download, complete, print and bring the application form to our offices in Bunga-Soya, off Ggaba Road.
Attach three samples of your previous work.
Ask your editor to write a letter supporting your application and send it to info [at] acme-ug [dot] org.

Key things to keep in mind
The deadline for application is 15 February 2017
Support letter from your editor is a MUST
Application form MUST be completely filled out
Your story pitch MUST be about Parliament and legislative affairs in Uganda
All fellows must available fully participate in all scheduled training activities

For inquiries, call Paul Kimumwe on 0712 666 933 or email: pkimumwe [at] acme-ug [dot] org