BBC World News Announced Komla Dumor Award 2018 for Africans, Eligible Candidates can apply through Online at http://www.bbc.co.uk…..
Komla Dumor was a journalist of Africa. His passion was to tell African stories to the world with honesty and integrity. It’s a legacy that the BBC wants to continue. The BBC is seeking a future star of African Journalism. The BBC World News Komla Dumor Award will be made to an outstanding individual living and working in Africa, who combines strong journalism skills, on-air flair, and an exceptional talent in telling African stories with the ambition and potential to become a star of the future. Journalists from across the continent are invited to apply for the award, which aims to uncover and promote fresh talent from Africa.
Komla Dumor Award 2018 Winner Benefits by BBC World News
The winner will spend 3 months at the BBC headquarters in London, gaining skill and experience as well as spending time with the BBC in London, the winner will also get to travel to Africa to report a story and have that story shared across the continent and the world along with that award winner gets more benefits from BBC World news.
- The winner will receive £2,000 per month for the three-month placement to cover their living expenses and a one-off payment of £5,000 as a contribution towards loss of salary in their home country.
- The winner of the BBC World News Komla Dumor award will receive a once-in-a-lifetime training and development opportunity with the BBC in London, starting in early September and running for three months.
- They will be supported by a high-level BBC mentor and attend courses run by the BBC’s world-class training department, the BBC Academy.
- The BBC will also pay for the winner’s flights to and from the UK and for their visa and will also arrange and pay for the winner’s accommodation in London during their placement.
Eligibility Conditions for Komala Dumor Award
To apply for this prestigious award applicant must be currently living and working as a Journalist in Africa with minimum 3 to 10 years experience as a professional Journalist in Africa with following skills.
- Fluency in English as a first or equivalent language
- Broadcasting experience is preferable for BBC news
- Excellent journalism skills including in digital and social media
- Wide and up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the African continent, including politics, business, culture, history, and sport.
- An excellent broadcasting voice and strong presenting skills with the ability to perform at the microphone with flair.
Terms and Conditions Apply for Komla Dumor Award
- Applicant wishes to enter this award person need to provide Name, email and Postal Address
- The BBC will not be liable for any costs incurred in the application process for this award.
- The BBC does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt. No responsibility is accepted for incomplete entries or entries made fraudulently.
- This award is not open to employees of the BBC, any person directly involved in the BBC or the running of the competition.
- The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into thereafter.
- The BBC reserves the right to use the names and images of shortlisted candidates in publicity material.
- The award winner will be contacted personally.
- The award must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred. There will be no cash alternative.
- The BBC reserves the right to cancel this award scheme at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.
- The awardee must be able to secure an appropriate UK visa, which the BBC will arrange and pay for on the awardee’s behalf. The BBC will withdraw the offer of a placement if an appropriate UK visa cannot be obtained.
- The awardee assigns all copyright or other intellectual property rights in the contribution they supply to the BBC as a result of placement.
- The awardee grants the BBC the unlimited right to edit, copy, alter, add to, take from, adapt or translate the contributions and, with regard to such contributions and any BBC content in which they may have been included, waives irrevocably any ‘moral rights’ they may have under any laws of any jurisdiction.
- The BBC reserves the right to withdraw the award at any stage if the awardee brings the BBC into disrepute.
- The awardee is expected to return to their home country at the end of their BBC placement.
- This award is administered by the BBC.
- Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and to agree to be bound by them when entering for this award.
Komla Dumor Award Application Process for Registration
All the applicants who are satisfied above terms and conditions can apply for Komla Dumor Award in Careers hub. Before applying for this award applicant need to register and create a profile in “careers hub”
Important Note: if applicant does not meet the criteria but want to develop journalism skills for those persons the BBC provide practical advice at http://www.bbc.co.uk/academy/journalism