Next Generation Investigative Journalism Fellowship for West African Journalists 2023

Next Generation Investigative Journalism Fellowship for West African Journalists 2023

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has its application portal open to enable interested and qualified candidate apply for the Next Generation Investigative Journalism Fellowship (NGIJ). The Fellowship seeks to groom young journalists to pursue quality, critical, and accountability journalism and raise the next generation of critical investigative journalists in West Africa.

Are you a young journalist or a fresh journalism graduate based in Ghana who seeks to specialise in critical, fact-based, in-depth, and investigative…We will like to see your application. See how to apply and requirement below.

Under the program, selected fellows will be hosted in Ghana for a three-month comprehensive mentorship with Fact-Check Ghana and The Fourth Estate, both being MFWA’s public interest and accountability journalism projects made up of seasoned journalists. Fellows will receive intensive practical training to be able to conduct critical, high-quality, fact-based in-depth, and enterprise reporting toward improving lives and promoting good governance through journalism excellence.

Fellows will also be supported to produce compelling investigative and/or fact-checking reports and are expected to deliver at least one significant report each by the end of the program. Fellows will receive a Certificate of Honour upon successful completion of the program.

This year’s fellowship will be 3-months. It will cover the period from September to November 2023. Aside from training on fact-checking and investigative reporting, there will also be specific training focused on issues of progressive taxation, domestic resource mobilization, and illicit financial flows.


  • An Applicant should be a young journalist or freshly graduated journalist between the ages of 21 to 30 years who has just completed national service or is an entry-level journalist in a Ghanaian newsroom, whose schedules are flexible enough to allow for full participation in the fellowship in Accra, Ghana.
  •  Journalists based in other regions other than Accra are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must be available to fully participate in the three-month fellowship; attend all in-person and virtual training sessions and carry out all assignments throughout the Fellow.

Method of Application

Interested journalists for the Next Generation Investigative Journalism should submit

  1. letter of motivation stating why they want to participate in the fellowship,
  2. CV including two referees, and
  3. Copy of any national identification

For More Information Visit the Official Website

Application Closing Date

July 25, 2023.

Note: This call is open to Journalists based in Ghana. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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