Thursday, July 30, 2009

Citizen Journalism Programme - Call for Applications


The Citizen Journalism in Africa Programme invites you to apply for a scholarship to attend this year's conference 'Reporting Africa: 2010, Development & Democracy'. Highway Africa conference is the largest gathering in Africa of journalists and information workers where journalism and new media take the centre stage.

If you are interested in attending this prestigious event, send us a 500 word motivation about why and how you think your participation will benefit the Citizen Journalism Programme (CJA). We will also consider how active you have been in the CJA community when making the final selection.


1. The applicant must be a member of a CJA participating organization from Uganda,
    Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa
2. The applicant must submit a 500 words motivation about why and how your participation
    will benefit the CJA programme and your organisation. Please note: Think about what
    you want to say and write a structured and informative piece.
3. The applicant must have shown interest in the CJA programme by:

• Being an active user on the CJA portal,- records will show that
• Interaction with the programme through other forms of communication
• Having submitted at least 2 articles to the porta
4. You will be required to participate in specific workshops during the conference and
    also write an article with pictures and sound on the conference, and may be asked to
    makea presentation.

5. You will have to arrive on a specified date, stay for the duration of the programme
    and leave on a date specified by CJA. Should you not comply with this, you will have
    to re-imburse CJA for any costs incurred and CJA will not pay for any excess fees.
6. A full organisational profile must be attached to the application.

Please send your application to

Please note that applications will be reviewed with strict adherence to the criteria and any other factors deemed important by CJA. Successful applicants will be announced on 14 August 2009

Deadline: 12 August 2009 at 4pm, late applications will not be entertained.

Remember, places are limited and applications that do not conform to the criteria will not be considered.

We are looking forward to receiving your applications

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