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UK Chevening South Asian Journalism Programme Fellowship now open for apply

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 30th August, 2022 04:36:01 PM
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The Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship (SAJP) online application window is now open to receive applications for the 2022-23 cohort.

According to the British High Commission in Dhaka on Tuesday (Aug 30), the Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship (SAJP) is aimed at mid-career journalists from South Asian countries including Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives.

The scheme is hosted by the University of Westminster and funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office, and offers an opportunity to explore the range of approaches by the UK and the South Asian region, and then use that knowledge to direct discussions that tackle the big issues challenging the field.

Only online applications will be accepted by October 12, 2022.

The selected journalists 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, meet their peers in some of the UK’s top media organisations, as well as run a symposium on a topic of their choice in the final week. Fellows of the scheme will also be invited to participate in exclusive networking events and talks.

To be eligible for a Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship, the applicants must: Be a citizen of Bangladesh. You must not hold British nationality; Have at least seven years’ work experience prior to applying; Be a mid-career journalist working in the political or economic sectors in Bangladesh; Have a postgraduate level qualification (or equivalent professional training or experience in a relevant area) at the time of application; and Agree to adhere to all relevant guidelines and exceptions of the fellowship.

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 are at the heart of all debates.

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. #