Applications have been invited for the Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship (SAJP), for mid-career journalists from South Asian countries including India.
The fellowship is hosted by the University of Westminster and funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office.
The theme of the fellowship is ‘Good Governance in a Changing World: The Media, Politics and Society’. The programme will explore the different ways in which the media play a part in holding democratic processes to account, including government, the civil service and security, as well as the broader political system in both the South Asia region and the UK.
Fellows will participate in eight intensive weeks of lectures, visits, and discussions that introduce them to key UK academics, media, and political figures in the field. They will also spend time meeting their peers in some of the UK’s top media organisations, as well as running a symposium on a topic of their choice in the final week.
During this programme, fellows will explore the range of approaches taken by the UK and the South Asia region, and then use that knowledge to direct discussions that tackle the big issues challenging the field. Fellows will be challenged to discuss evidence-based context for key policy debates, understand international positions including appreciation of UK approaches, supply practical experience, and encourage dialogue on key issues.
The curriculum focuses on the ways in which the media are held responsible and the wider context within which political institutions operate. The ethics of reporting will be at the heart of all debates.
Benefits: Each fellowship includes (i) Full programme fees (ii) Living expenses for the duration of the fellowship (iii) Return economy airfare from fellow’s country of residence to the UK.
Eligibility: Applicant should havea postgraduate level qualification/equivalent professional training or experience in a relevant area at the time of application and should have at least seven years’ work experience prior to applying.
Applicant should be a mid-career journalist working in the political or economic sectors in one of the identified eligible countries and should have good working knowledge of English. Applicant should return to his/her country of citizenship at the end of the period of the fellowship.
Applications can be submitted online at https://www.chevening.org/fellowship/sajp/ latest by 12th October 2022.