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APPLICATIONS OPEN: BBC World News Komla Dumor Award 2018


Journalists from across the African continent are invited to apply for the award, which aims to uncover and promote fresh talent from Africa.

The winner will spend three months at the BBC headquarters in London, gaining skills and experience.

Applications close on 23 March 2018 at 23:59 GMT.

The award was established to honour Komla Dumor, an exceptional Ghanaian broadcaster and presenter for BBC World News, whose sudden demise happened in 2014.

This year’s award is being launched from Accra, Ghana.

The award winner must be 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.

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.

Previous award winners alongside Jamie Angus, director of the BBC World Service Group will be present at the 2018 award launch in Accra.

To check your eligibility for the award and to apply, click here .