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Call for Applications for Photojournalism Training

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In partnership with the Australian High Commission in Nairobi

Photo by: Fardosa Hussein @fardee_dee

As part of our mandate of protecting freedom of expression and advancing professional excellence of journalists, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) conducts activities and programs aimed at improving the professional competence of its members in different areas of journalism.

In partnership with and supported by the Australian High Commission in Nairobi, NUSOJ will be conducting a three-day photojournalism course in Mogadishu from 16 to 18 May 2023.

Photojournalists will receive technical training as well as learning from three experienced mentors including:

  1. Internationally recognised and award-winning Australian photographer, Adam Ferguson;
  2. British/Somali filmmaker and photographer (Al-Jazeera, BBC, Channel 4 and Somali TV), Said Fadhaye; and
  3. Somali/Australian journalist (The Age – Australia), Najma Sambul.

This is a call for interested Somali photojournalists (under 35 years), who live and work in all regions of Somalia, to submit their expressions of interest to attend the course. Female journalists are particularly encouraged to apply and will be given due consideration. Applicants must indicate your media house, or where you have been published as a freelancer.

All applicants must submit a description about yourself, including your years of experience and examples of your work, as well as a brief motivation for participating in the course. Maximum two pages.

Applications should clearly state “APPLICATION FOR PARTICIPATION IN PHOTOJOURNALISM TRAINING”, in the subject line and submit application to [email protected] by 5pm, Friday 21 April 2023.

Good luck!