The African Arguments Pilot Fellowship 2021 for young Freelancers


The African Arguments Pilot Fellowship 2021 for young Freelancers is a training and mentorship programme for all the young freelancers that are found on this continent.

Deadline: 5/september/21

It is aimed at African journalists below the 30 years of age who are dedicated to building the skills required for a continuos career as a freelancer.

The fellowship is oragnised to fit into the selected journalists’  busy schedules, this is to help them develop through two basic ways:

First, the fellows will be promised 3 paid tasks which they will work on with devoted face to face mentoring from the African Arguments editors. With lavish and skillful guidance, the journalists will be supported in producing engaging, balanced, excellent original work on topics of their choice. The completed work will be published and steadily promoted on African Arguments ( with opportunities for republication elsewhere).

Second, the fellows will get a sequence of specialist-led online trainings over the period of 3 months. These committed and close sessions will assist freelancers in learning from experienced leaders in the field, share ideas and develop key freelancing skills for example securing funding, writing for international audiences and pitching among others. It may also involve additional trainings laid out to cater for the selected fellows’ particular needs or interests.

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Students must devote to attending all online trainings and finish all commissioned pieces.

This program will be conducted in ENGLISH and its is totally FREE.

Starting from : 20/10/21 to 21/01/22


WHO: This fellowship is for freelancers below 30 years of age found in Africa. We are looking for journalists still fairly early in their careers who are able to challenge and be challenged, who are thrilled to learn and grow, who are dedicated to working cooperatively to produce thought-provoking, original and rigorous journalism.

WHERE: Online.

HOW TO APPLY: Fill in this appliaction form.

Incase you have further queries, contact James Wan at

This work was made possible by the support of #AfricanNoFilter, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

For more details: Visit  the Official Webpage of the Afican Arguments Fellowship 2021




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