The 2023 Next Generation Investigative Journalism Fellowship in Ghana

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) invites applications for the 3RD edition of its Next Generation Investigative Journalism (NGIJ) fellowship programme.

The Fellowship is an initiative to promote public interest, accountability journalism in West Africa through mentorship and training of young promising journalism graduates as well as bolster quality journalism that advances transparency and accountability in governance, and the promotion of human rights.

Under the program, selected fellows will be hosted in Ghana for a three-month comprehensive mentorship with Fact-Check Ghana and The Fourth Estate, both being MFWA’s public interest and accountability journalism projects made up of seasoned journalists. Fellows will receive intensive practical training to be able to conduct critical, high-quality, fact-based in-depth and enterprise reporting towards improving lives and promoting good governance through journalism excellence.


  • The Next Generation Investigative Journalism fellows will be supported to produce compelling investigative and/or fact-checking reports and expected to deliver at least one significant report each by end of the programme.
  • Fellows will receive a Certificate of Honour upon successful completion of the programme.


To be considered for the Next Generation Investigative Journalism:

  • Applicant should be a young journalist or freshly graduated journalist between the ages of 21 to 30 years
  • He/she must have completed national service or is an entry level journalist in a Ghanaian newsroom, whose schedules are flexible enough to allow for full participation in the fellowship in Accra, Ghana. 
  • Journalists based in other regions other than Accra are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must be available to fully participate in the three-month fellowship;
  • Attend all in-person and virtual training sessions and carry out all assignments throughout the duration of the Fellowship.
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Application Process

Interested journalists for the Next Generation Investigative Journalism should submit

  • a letter of motivation stating why they want to participate in the fellowship,
  • a CV including two referees, and
  • a copy of any national identification

To apply for The 2023 Next Generation Investigative Journalism Fellowship in Ghana, click here

Deadline: July 25, 2023.

For more information on The 2023 Next Generation Investigative Journalism Fellowship in Ghana, visit the official site.

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