Komla Dumor was a BBC News journalist whose passion was to tell African stories to the world with honesty and integrity.
It’s a legacy that the BBC wants to continue.
The BBC News Komla Dumor Award will be made to an outstanding individual living and working in Africa, who combines strong journalism skills, on air flair, and an exceptional talent in telling African stories with the ambition and potential to become a star of the future.
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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 2023 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 winner will be given a stipend plus their London accommodation and travel to and from their home.
To apply for this prestigious award, you must be currently living and working as a journalist in Africa.
You must also have the following skills and experience:
Additional requirements for all applicants
For more details, visit BBC website.