Application Deadline: Friday September 11th 2020

RFI is organizing the seventh edition of the Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon scholarship. Exceptionally, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition is not organized in a single country but in 25 French-speaking countries on the continent

The seventh edition of the Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon scholarship has been launched. Due to the global health situation, the 2020 edition is not organized in a specific French-speaking country on the African continent. But this year it is aimed at all young journalists and reporting technicians under the age of 35 who have already worked in the radio sector and reside in one of the following French-speaking countries: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso , Brundi, Cameroon, Comoros, Congo, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Gabon, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Niger, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Seychelles, Chad, Togo, Tunisia, Rwanda.

Created in homage to his two reporters murdered on November 2, 2013 in Kidal, in northern Mali, this scholarship rewards each year a young journalist and a young African technician. The scholarship will be awarded on November 2, the date declared by the United Nations “International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists” in memory of Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon.


  • The winners benefit from a one-month training course in Paris. The scholarship will be awarded on November 2 during a special broadcast on RFI.
  • Ten candidate journalists and ten candidate technicians will be selected on file and then invited to follow a distance training course from Monday 5 to Friday 24 October. These remote workshops will lead to the production of a report for journalists and an “all sound” element for technicians.

How to Apply:

Document to be downloaded and / or returned by each candidate: 
• detailed participation conditions: participation form and payment . 
• cover letter form
• report or sound element for journalists, editing / mixing or on-air production for technicians. These sound elements should not exceed 2´30.

All these elements must be sent to [email protected] before Friday September 11, 2020 at midnight.

For More Infomation:

Visit the Official Webpage of the RFI Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon Scholarship 2020

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