African journalists can now apply for a free international training to report on football and other running stories before and during South Africa 2010. A Dutch-based organization, Free Voice, said the project – Twenty Ten – involves training, production and distribution of news by African journalists.
The Program Officer of Twenty Ten, Jens Kiesheyer, said the programme creates a platform for African journalists with different professional backgrounds to benefit from international training as well as showcase their works to the rest of the world.
Journalists from all African nationalities and different professional backgrounds – photo, print and radio – can apply on www.africamedia-allstars.net The deadline for applications is 7 May, 2009.
A statement from the organizers said: “While the world’s focus will be on South Africa and football, Twenty Ten grabs this unique opportunity to give African journalists the chance to report on football and all the associated stories in Africa from an African perspective.”
World Press Photo Foundation, Free Voice, Africa Media Online and lokaalmondiaal are the organizers of the programme. The project website said Twenty Ten network gives most African media free access and user rights to a large amount of journalistic products about football in Africa, made by African professional journalists all over the continent, to be broadcast or published freely by organizations before and during the FIFA World Cup 2010.