Apply for the African Liberty Writing Fellowship 2022 for Young Writers (Paid)

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Last Updated on March 25, 2022

African Liberty Writing Fellowship

Students for Liberty—African Liberty is accepting applications for the 2022 African Liberty Writing Fellowship. The African Liberty Writing Fellowship program is a year-long program designed to train young Africans interested in academia, media, public policy, or any other critical-and-analytical-writing-related career, in opinion article writing.

Accepted applicants will complete a five-week mandatory online course. The top thirty-five candidates from the five-week training will be admitted as African Liberty Writing Fellows.

The program start date is July 11, 2022, and the end date is July 11, 2023. The program, from the 5-week training to the last day of fellowship, is done entirely online.

Are you a young African interested in academia, media, public policy, or any other critical-and-analytical-writing-related field? This is an opportunity for you to be trained in the art of opinion article writing and even get paid for writing.

About African Liberty

African Liberty was founded in 2007 as a project of the Cato Institute and IMANI Africa, thereafter the Atlas Network. It is a platform for advancing individual freedom, peace, and prosperity in Africa by promoting civil discussion and debate about social, legal, economic, and world issues affecting Africans.

They identify and train young promising African freedom advocates in professional journalistic writing and help them kickstart careers in journalism and policy by working with Africa-focused think tanks and partner media outlets. They produce and promote original reporting, interviews, and commentary to raise the level of substantive discussion both among Africans and between Africa and the rest of the world.

They carry out these responsibilities through a network of young writers, researchers, and commentators covering topics related to human rights, free expression, economic development, technology, criminal justice, entrepreneurship, and much more.


This is a paid fellowship. Compensation is contingent upon a monthly assessment. Please beware that they do not consider financial compensation until a fellow is inducted.


An applicant has to be enrolled in, or must have graduated from, an African institution of higher learning. Or, be an African pursuing higher education outside the continent.


Applications should be submitted on or before April 30, 2022. Late applications will be disqualified.

Click here to apply.

For more information, visit African Liberty.

Deadline: April 30, 2022

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