AJENda / A Newsletter for African Journalism Educators
Volume 1, Number 1. March 2021 View Online
Monthly newsletter for African journalism educators, produced by Fojo Media Institute and Wits Journalism, part of the Consortium for Human Rights and Media in Africa (CHARM).
Dear Colleague,

Fellow African journalism educators, here is a platform to foster our communication. Spearheaded by South Africa’s University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), in collaboration with working with the Fojo Media Institute (Linnaeus University, Sweden), this newsletter aims to bring together journalism academics from the continent to a forum where they will exchange information, pedagogical experiences and research. 

Mapping study on journalism training in Africa

A mapping study of journalism education training centres on the continent has found that Africa’s colonial history continued to play a role in journalism training, shaping course content and networks. READ MORE


Research paper: Nigerians comfortable with online learning

Research reveal that Nigerian academic institutions are comfortably migrating to online working Academic institutions in Nigeria have joined the new global work order as most functions have migrated online through the use of interactive and collaborative technologies. READ MORE

E-learning to the rescue following Covid-19 lockdowns

Universities across the continent went into e-learning in different forms to rescue the 2020 academic year in the face of lockdowns as result of the pandemic. The experiences gained are leading some institutions to plan a future of blended learning. In the spirit of exchanging working experiences, AJENda asked the continent's journalism academics to share their experiences of online teaching. READ MORE

'We don't need competition on a continent like ours'

The Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) is an international association of journalism organisations that provides tools, resources and training to investigative and data journalists worldwide. The organisation has grown quickly the over last years as investigative journalists have increasingly seen the value of sharing knowledge, collaborating and networking across the globe. The last Global Investigative Journalism Conference in 2019 gathered 1,700 journalists from 130 countries. FIND OUT MORE

You can also read the Global Investigative Journalism Network’s Africa Bulletin for news and opportunities for investigative journalists. Click here Investigating Africa, Global Opportunities, New Africa Stories.

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Join the AWiM movement
The African Women in Media Movement (AWiM) is an organisation of African women media practitioners on the continent and across the globe. AWiM invites women to join the movement to gain access to the full bouquet of its offerings. From news to media courses and events, you can expect all this and more with great discounts and unlimited perks! READ MORE

Freelance opportunities for women journalists
The African Women in Media Movement (AWiM) would like to commission freelancers to write articles on African women and media. AWiM pays competitive rates for their work. If you are a journalist and wish to pitch a story idea to us, fill out the pitch form and we will get back to you. READ MORE

Jobs at Global Investigative Journalism Network
The Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) website Jobs ( features several international journalism jobs in investigative reporting training , and teaching in 80 countries. READ MORE

DW Akademie has up to 10 full scholarships for journalists worldwide
DW Akademie is accepting applications for its International Media Studies program (IMS) in Bonn, Germany, which will start in September. Students who successfully complete the four-semester program will be awarded a master of arts degree.

The program offers a mix of research, lectures and practical experience and combines these disciplines: media and development, journalism, communications and media management.

Up to 10 full scholarships are offered to applicants from Africa, Asia, Latin America or Eastern Europe. 

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and at least a year of professional experience in a media-related field. Applicants must also have a good command of German and English.

The deadline is 31 March 2021. READ MORE
For more opportunities, click here
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AJENda is a monthly newsletter for African journalism educators produced by Fojo Media Institute and Wits Journalism, part of the Consortium for Human Rights and Media in Africa (CHARM), funded by Sida. The consortium confronts the shrinking space for media by strengthening coalition building between civil society, media and human rights defenders in sub-Saharan Africa. The project is implemented by six regional partners: Fojo, Wits, CIVICUS, Civil Rights Defenders, Defend Defenders and Hub Afrique.
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