AHSJI Health Journalism Storytelling Fellowship

Call for Applications for Journalists from Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya

The Africa Health Solutions Journalism Initiative (AHSJI) is a not-for-profit organization registered in Kenya with a mandate to build the capacity of the media and other stakeholders in transformative health journalism and communication from solutions and storytelling viewpoints.

The AHSJI in collaboration with its partners, is offering competitive fellowships to experienced health reporters from Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda willing to improve their reporting through storytelling, investigative and solutions journalism approaches. The fellows will undergo an intensive residential five-day training from 4th to 9th December 2023 in Nairobi, Kenya. The fellows will be linked to various experts for continuous mentorship and coaching to sharpen their effective health reporting using SoJo and storytelling approaches.

During the training, the fellows will pitch at least one compelling health story idea they would like to produce/write and publish on their media platforms as well as the AHSJI news portal.

Background

Health issues in Africa deserve increased attention. The heavy disease burden in Africa, worsened by frequent outbreaks of pandemics and the climate crisis in Africa, requires new ways of thinking and doing things to deal with it effectively.  The media have a critical role to play in tackling the health challenges in Africa through effective reporting. Application of a combination of solutions journalism, investigative reporting and storytelling approaches to health reporting can be a game-changer and truly transformative in bridging the health information gap, informing policymaking processes and helping communities to cope with their health challenges.

To apply for the fellowship, please complete the online application form below and submit it on or before Tuesday, 10th October 2023.