AWIM launches Media Graduate Programme for women 


African Women in Media (AWiM) in partnership with Fojo Media Institute, have launched a Media Graduate Programme for women.

The stipend-supported programme targets women who have recently graduated from a media-related course within the last two years.  The graduate trainees will undergo an 8-month development programme taking them through a comprehensive rotation of critical divisions of AWiM.   

The first phase will recruit four graduates, and consist of two focal areas:   

  1. Editorial coaching to produce gender angle stories and develop stories for bylines on AWiMNews; 
  2. They will also spend two months each in four critical areas of AWiM to gain transferable skills which would help them succeed in an organisation.   

Successful applicants would have graduated from a media-related course within the last two years and demonstrate a passion for journalism and women’s rights.   

 “We are very excited to launch this programme for women media graduates. It is a privilege for us to contribute to the development of new generations of media producers, nurturing their capacity to report on women’s issues. We are grateful for the support of Fojo Media Institute, said Dr Yemisi Akinbobola, co-founder and CEO, African Women in Media. 


“Fojo Media Institute is very grateful to have the opportyunity to once again partner with AWiM on this media development initiative contributing to gdenre equality in and through the media. Providing this platform to strengthen women journalists from across Africa through skills-building,” says Jean Mujati, Programme Coordinator, Fojo Media Institute. 


Successful candidates will receive a $450 monthly stipend alongside their skills development.  

 To apply for this programme kindly use this link 

For more information please contact, [email protected]  


About African Women in Media:  

African Women in Media (AWiM) is a network for African women working in media industries anywhere globally. We aim to positively impact the way media functions in relation to women, and our vision is that one day African women and women working in media in Africa, will have equal representation in media industries.  

More information on the organisation can be found at   

AWiMNews is our niche news website that produces content focused on women’s rights and media. The focus of AWiMNews on the intersection between women’s rights and the media addresses the glaring issue of inadequate coverage of African women’s rights and issues in media discourse.  


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About Fojo Media Institute 

Fojo works together with partners, both in Sweden and around the world, to strengthen and develop journalism and media so that it can contribute to a more democratic and sustainable world. More information about the organisation can be found at