AWiM Fojo Graduate Program
African Women in Media in partnership with Fojo Medda Institute is proud to be implementing a graduate program aimed at nurturing journalism graduates in reporting women’s rights and media in Africa. According to a recent study done by the Fojo Media Institute (Fojo) and African Women in Media (AWiM), equal representation in the media is still a long way off. The news industry is still very much male-dominated with very few policies in place to improve the experiences of women journalists in the workplace. This program, therefore, aims to establish a mentorship program for women journalists.
About Fojo Media Institute
Fojo is Sweden’s leading institute for media development, working to strengthen free, independent, and professional journalism in Sweden and worldwide. We are an independent institute at the public Linnaeus University, one of Sweden’s largest universities. Since 1972, Fojo has built capacity in over 50,000 journalists from more than 100 countries and is currently active in around 20 countries. Our work centers on the three keywords – free, independent, and professional.
About African Women in Media
African Women in Media is a non-governmental organization with the vision ‘one-day African women will have equal access to representation and opportunities in media industries and media content’.AWiM aims to contribute to the creation of enabling environments for African women who work in media industries and to change the way African women are represented in media content. It does this through training, research, advocacy, and partnerships. Through AWiM events, we create opportunities for knowledge exchange, building networks, and economic empowerment of women in media.
About the program
- The program will include an advisory committee from journalism schools in Africa to develop the program.
- We will competitively select a number of graduates each year for a yearlong post-study graduate training during which they produce content for AWiMNews
- We will work with media partners and campus media
- The graduates will receive a monthly stipend
- The graduate program will be designed to include career mentorship