African Arguments Fellowship 2021 (Application Deadline: September 5, 2021)

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

Applications are open for the African Arguments Fellowship 2021. The African Arguments fellowship is a mentorship and training program for young freelancers based on the African continent. It is aimed at African journalists under the age of 30 who are committed to building the skills necessary for a sustainable career as a freelancer.

African Arguments Fellowship 2021

African Arguments Fellowship

What to Know About the African Arguments Fellowship

The fellowship is designed to fit into (rather than disrupt) the chosen journalists’ already busy schedules and help them develop through two key ways:

  • Firstly, the fellows will be guaranteed three paid commissions that they will work on with dedicated one-on-one mentoring from the African Arguments editors. With generous and experienced guidance, the journalists will be supported in producing engaging, balanced, original work of the highest quality on topics of their choice. The finished pieces will be published and heavily promoted on African Arguments (with opportunities for republication elsewhere).
  • Secondly, the fellows will receive a series of expert-led online trainings over the course of three months. These devoted and intimate sessions will help the freelancers learn from experienced leaders in the field, share ideas, and develop key freelancing skills such as pitching, securing funding, writing for international audiences etc. It may also include additional trainings arranged to cater to the chosen fellows’ specific needs or interests.


  • Open to freelance journalists under the age of 30 based in Africa.
  • They’re looking for journalists still relatively early in their careers who are excited to learn and grow, who are able to challenge and be challenged, and who are committed to working collaboratively to produce original, rigorous and thought-provoking journalism.


The program will hold from October 20, 2021 to January 21, 2022. This program is entirely FREE and will be conducted in ENGLISH.

Click here to apply For more information, visit African Arguments Fellowship.

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