The BBC is seeking a rising star of African journalism for the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award, now in its sixth year.
Journalists from across Africa are invited to apply for the award, which aims to uncover and promote fresh talent from the continent.
The winner will spend three months at the BBC headquarters in London, gaining skills and experience.
Komla Dumor was a journalist of Africa. His passion was to tell African stories to the world with honesty and integrity. Its a legacy that the BBC wants to continue.
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The winner of the BBC World News Komla Dumor award will receive a once-in-a-lifetime training and development opportunity with the BBC in London, starting in early September 2022 and running for three months. Working with teams from across BBC News, the winner will produce an African story for the BBC and have their story and their voice shared across the continent and the world. They will be supported by a high-level BBC mentor and attend courses run by the BBC’s world-class training department, the BBC Academy.
The BBC will pay for the winner’s flights to and from the UK and for their visa. We will also arrange and pay for the winner’s accommodation in London during their placement. The winner will receive £2,000 per month for the three month placement to cover their living expenses and a one-off payment of £5,000 as a contribution towards loss of salary in their home country. Some of the above may be subject to taxation (and deductions will be made as appropriate).
To apply for the Komla Dumor Award, you must be currently living and working as a journalist in Africa with 3 to 10 years experience as a professional journalist in Africa. You must also have the following skills and experience:
For more details, visit BBC website.