Apply for 2019 International Training Program on self-regulation of African Media

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is organizing the 2019 International Training Program on self-regulation of Media. Applications are open and will be closed on March 1, 2019.


The overall objective of this programme is that the participants and their organizations should contribute to the promotion and protection of the institutional frameworks which govern self-regulation of the media sector.

This ITP will contribute to the development of self-regulatory frameworks for the media sector, strengthening the institutional and organizational capacities among relevant media sector stakeholders and contributing to national reform and change processes.


The programme targets individuals that in different ways can promote standards of self-regulation of the media sector in the respective countries. The programme management will identify strategically important participants from the media sector, such as media councils, judicial institutions, independent freedom of speech organizations, policy institutions, relevant ministries, parliamentary committees, and independent media outlets.

Despite the focus on individuals, the programme is primarily targeting organizations and efforts will be made to establish long-term relationships with the key organizations involved. Such collaborative organizations should be willing to commit themselves to participation over several years and be ready to cooperate with other organizations in the programme, even though they may have different opinions on self-regulatory frameworks. Capacity and interest to drive change processes to achieve long-term goals is a prerequisite to becoming a collaborative organization.

Applicants for the programme should:

Hold a key position in their organization, with influence on a strategic level; have the engagement and power to initiate and drive change processes; have high proficiency in English; hold a relevant academic degree; be available and motivated for active participation through the whole training programme

Eligible countries are: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Benefits for the participants

At the end of the training programme, the participating individuals and organizations shall have obtained Increased knowledge about media and freedom of expression in relation to media policy, journalism and self-regulation of the media sector;  Extended professional national and international networks. They will get increased awareness of human rights, gender equality and security for journalists and other media actors and increased knowledge and capacity to initiate a structured, long term transformation work within and outside the respective organizations


The application should be written on the special form attached and include a recent photo. Make. A candidate has to be nominated by his/her organization and the application must be signed by an authorized director/manager. A scanned copy of the application should be submitted by e-mail to

The deadline is March 1, 2019

For details, visit SIDA

Apply here


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