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2023/2024 Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship (CAMFF)


2023/2024 Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship (CAMFF) 


The Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship (CAMFF) is aimed at mid-senior level African professionals with demonstrable leadership skills in their fields, including public servants working in media policy and regulatory frameworks or media professionals such as journalists.  Selected fellows will be from the following Sub-Saharan African countries: Ethiopia, Burundi, Cameroon, Gambia, Malawi, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.

The fellowship is hosted by the University of Westminster.

This fellowship is funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office.

Programme Structure

Fellows will undertake a bespoke 8-week fellowship programme titled ‘New Media for a New Africa: Freedom of Speech, Economic Prosperity, and Good Governance.  The programme will combine professional development of the values of good journalism (curiosity, rigour, challenge, storytelling, research, doing no harm, and freedom of speech) with an understanding of new opportunities to make reporting more effective and to use new ways to enhance its reach and impact.

This programme will bring together 12 leading media, information practitioners, and regulators from 11 countries. The course is designed to promote a lively exchange of ideas, experience, and constructive learning between participants and course leaders. It includes both seminars and speaker talks, off-site visits, and fieldwork. Fellows will be challenged to debate key policy issues, understand international and UK positions, and participate in discussions on the ethics of reporting.

Participants will be expected to participate in individual and group coursework projects, actively participate in their professional and career development, and engage keenly throughout the programme and as part of the network.

The curriculum focuses on how the media are held to account and the broader context within which political institutions operate. The ethics of reporting are at the heart of all debates.

Eligibility criteria for the CAMFF

To be eligible for a Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship (CAMFF), you must:

  • Be a citizen of Ethiopia, Burundi, Gambia, Malawi, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
  • Return to your country of citizenship at the end of the period of the fellowship
  • Have a postgraduate level qualification (or equivalent professional training or experience in a relevant area) at the time of application
  • Have at least seven years’ work experience before applying
  • Be a mid-senior level African professional with demonstrable leadership skills in fields which may include public servants working in areas of media policy and regulatory frameworks, or media professionals such as journalists
  • Be fluent in written and spoken English
  • Not hold British or dual-British citizenship
  • Agree to adhere to all relevant guidelines and expectations of the fellowship


Each fellowship includes:

  • Full programme fees
  • Living expenses for the duration of the fellowship
  • Return economy airfare from your country of residence to the UK

Application Deadline:  1 November 2022

For More Information:

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