2021 MCI Uganda Media Challenge Fellowship Programme

Deadline: February 12, 2021.

The Media Challenge Fellowship Program is an aggressive multimedia journalism training program awarded to the best journalism students from the Inter-University Media Challenge, a practical reporting competition in 12 universities in Uganda. The fellowship program is part of the Media Challenge Initiative’s strategic vision of building the next generation of journalists who are not only multi skilled but also critical participants as change agents in changing their communities and the negative African narrative.

The fellowship program is based on four pillars:

  • The concept of building a “one woman/man – army journalist”: a journalist with multifaceted skills and knowledge;
  • Solutions journalism: reporting on solutions shown to be effective at addressing societal problems;
  • Development journalism and journalism for social change: reporting on specific topics and in such a way that advances positive and equitable development within society;
  • Leadership in journalism: nurturing fellows not only as skilled journalists but also as leaders in their communities and field of choice.


The Media Challenge Fellowship Program is open to only Ugandan  Journalism and Communication Students.


Within the Media Mentorship Program, each fellow is connected to a professional mentor in the media industry for ongoing guidance on a yearlong program. The mentorship program will include;

  • One-to-one pairing with a media mentor in mentee’s field of choice
  • Community of experts the mentees can reach out to with specific questions
  • Mentee-ship Workshops
  • Mentor-Mentee Orientation workshop
  • Networking events with exhibition of student work

OFFICIAL LINK: https://mciug.org/call-for-applications-media-challenge-fellowship-programme-2021/

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