African Liberty, 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, has called for entries for its writing fellowship programme that aims to identify and cultivate promising African writers and equip them with the necessary skills to excel in op-ed writing
The Fellowship programme, which provides an opportunity for young Africans who are passionate about critical and analytical writing-related careers spans over a year, and is designed to equip participants with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in fields such as academia, media, public policy, and other areas where writing plays a crucial role.
The programme’s core consists of a five-week mandatory online course, which covers various topics such as argumentation, research techniques, and style. The course is tailored to meet the unique needs of young African writers, and it is taught by experienced professionals in the field of writing and journalism.
Upon completion of the course, the top thirty-five candidates will be admitted as African Liberty writing fellows to receive specialized training and guidance from leading experts in the industry. This guidance will help them hone their writing skills and develop a strong understanding of the writing process, from idea generation to publication.
One of the most impressive aspects of this programme is its ability to help fellows get published in leading African and non-African media outlets. The programme’s Media Hits page showcases some of the exceptional work produced by fellows from the previous four cohorts.
The Fellowship program is an excellent opportunity for young Africans looking to pursue careers in critical and analytical writing. With its comprehensive training programme, expert guidance, and track record of success, the programme is sure to produce a new generation of talented writers and thinkers who will shape the future of Africa and beyond.
Submission of applications closes on April 30, 2023.
For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.africanliberty.org/2023fellowship/.