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Journalists reporting in conflict zones can be nominated for an award. The Khaled Alkhateb Memorial Awards for Best Journalism from a Conflict Zone will honor the work of media professionals and organizations who strive to shed light on the complexities and ramifications of continuous war and armed conflict. The awards were established by RT’s editor-in-chief […]


Africa Check is a non-profit organization set up in 2012 to promote accuracy in public debate and the media in Africa. The goal of Africa Check’s work is to raise the quality of information available to society across the continent. Since 2012 they have fact-checked hundreds of claims on topics from crime and race in […]


African Women in the Media (AWiM) was started in 2016, with the mission to impact positively the way media functions in relation to women. AWiM conferences are designed around our three Pillars of: Knowledge Transfer between Industry and Academia, Economic Empowerment of Women, and Visibility. AWiM18 sought to empower and inspire through our theme Visibility, […]

Grants to Support Media Training, Technological Advances in the Industry

Deadline: 1 October 2019 The Gannett Foundation is currently accepting applications for its Media Grants to support media training, technological advances in the industry, and the study of journalism at the college level, with particular attention to the First Amendment and its responsibilities. The Foundation particularly favors programs or projects that benefit the areas in […]

Women Photograph Grant Program to Promote Gender Diversity Worldwide

Deadline: 15 May 2019 Applications are open for Women Photograph Grant Program which aims to promote gender diversity within professional photojournalism and elevate the work and the voices of female visual journalists. Through funding and mentor ship, this grant will support an ongoing documentary project from a professional photojournalist who has demonstrated a long-term commitment […]


April 7th of each year marks the celebration of World Health Day. From its inception at the First Health Assembly in 1948 and since taking effects in 1950, the celebration has aimed to create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization. Over 50 years, […]

Global Shining Light Award

Submissions are now open for the 2019 Global Shining Light Award. Deadline is May 19, 2019, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5). Every two years, the Global Investigative Journalism Network presents the Global Shining Light Award, a unique award which honors investigative journalism in a developing or transitioning country, done under threat, duress, or […]


Above the Fray, a radio fellowship in conjunction with NPR, is the keynote program of the John Alexander Project. The Above the Fray fellowship is designed to give a promising early-career radio journalist the opportunity to cover important but under-reported stories from a location abroad. One fellow is selected each year based on a winning […]

“The Essence of a Journalist is to be a Change Agent” – Henrietta

Henrietta Ibrahim is the General Manager of Radio Nigeria Highland 101.5 FM Jos. With over 20 years’ experience as a journalist, she has served with mixed feelings of immense joy, frustration, fear, but most of all satisfaction especially when her reports brought succour for others; which has been her thrust. She speaks to AMDF on […]


Victor Truman was born in Lagos but hails from Kaduna state; he was born to the family of Mr and Mrs  Adamu Truman. A graduate of Mass Communication, from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. Truman has been in the job for over 14 years, working with Voice of Nigeria (VON), Supreme FM Kaduna and African Independent […]