AIJC2021: Call for Fellowship Applications

The African Investigative Journalism Conference 2021 

11-13 October 2021

In Johannesburg, Nairobi, Abuja, Addis Ababa, Dakar

Five cities, three days, celebrating great work from Africa


The African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC) celebrates, enriches and promotes the continent’s investigative reporting. This year the conference will be a hybrid (online and face-to-face) event run out of five cities simultaneously.

We offer sponsorship to a limited number of African journalists to attend in person in their nearest host city. We will provide courses in a range of skills, networking events and inspiring talks. The conference will be conducted in English and French. More information at

Fellowships are open to journalists with a proven track record in investigative journalism who want to develop their skills and network with their colleagues.

The Fellowship will cover flights to the host city within your region, airport transfers, accommodation in single rooms, transport to and from the conference, meals and conference fees. It does not cover home-country transport, visa costs, personal in-country transport and hotel incidentals.

Fellows will be asked to write at least one article arising out of the conference.

To apply, submit a short motivation letter (400 words) and send it with your CV and with links to at least one example of your published or broadcast work to   by July 30, 2021.

Please also let us know if you have attended the conference before and in which year/s.

If you have worked on a recent investigation and would like to present this story, please include information on that project.

You will require a passport valid for a minimum of six months after the conference, and be available to travel from Saturday, Oct 9, to Wed /Thurs Oct 13/14 (depending on flight availability).

All applications will be acknowledged on receipt and a final decision on places will be made by Monday, August 16, 2021.

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