Africa Digital Rights Fund (ADRF) Fact-checking and Digital Rights Fellowship for South Sudanese

Africa Digital Rights Fund (ADRF) Fact-checking and Digital Rights Fellowship for South Sudanese

#defyhatenow South Sudan, with support from the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) in the context of the Africa Digital Rights Fund (ADRF), is calling for applications for a Fact-checking and Digital Rights Fellowship, to be offered to successful candidates for a period of two (02) months.

The fellows will be hosted by 211 Check and SafetyComm South Sudan to provide them with exposure to fact-checking, and digital rights issues. The fellows will also write fact-check articles and stories on digital rights issues under the organization’s guidance.

This fellowship is a way to transfer knowledge and develop leaders who are committed and working toward civic freedoms, digital rights and a healthy information ecosystem in South Sudan.

Components of the fellowship:

Fact-checking and digital rights training.

Mentorship and collaboration with #defyhatenow South Sudan partners.

Fellowship may include attending in-person and virtual relevant events related to Fact-checking and Digital Rights issues.

A monthly stipend during the fellowship period.

Technical and content support for the fellows in the event that they want to conduct campaigns or produce content about fact-checking and digital rights issues during the fellowship.


Applicants for this in-person full-time fellowship –

Must be located in Juba, South Sudan at the time of the start of the fellowship.

Must have received fact-checking and digital literacy training from #defyhatenow South Sudan

Must demonstrate a strong interest in and commitment to the development of fact-checking and digital rights in South Sudan and beyond;

Have excellent writing, drafting and oral advocacy skills.

Must have a notable social media presence across several platforms.

Must be interested to do advocacy and engagement work on fact-checking and digital rights within their school, university, or organisation;

Preference will be given to the selection of full-time fellows. However, the selection committee may consider part-time fellows.

Fellowship expectations:

Fellows will dedicate a minimum of forty hours a week to fellowship-related activities.

Each Fellow will be expected to participate in all scheduled activities and to publish at least four (04) features/reports on fact-checking and digital rights issues during the fellowship period.

Fellows will retain full editorial direction on the stories that they publish and any other content they create.

Fellows will be expected to continue to provide important insights on fact-checking and digital rights issues after their fellowship.

The Fellowship Programme

This fellowship is a 02-month program that will be awarded by a selection committee. Fellows will be placed in either 211 Check or SafetyComm South Sudan to undertake practice around fact-checking or digital rights issues. The offices are at Hai Malakal and Munuki in Juba.

The Fellowship will commence on Monday, September 19th, 2022. A monthly, non-negotiable stipend of USD 200 will be provided to a full-time fellow. We will be offering four fellowships covering full-time fellows only


All applications must be submitted by September 03, 2023, at 04:30 PM.
Interested parties may apply on or before Sunday, September 03, 2022, at 04:30 Juba time (GMT +2). For further inquiries about this opportunity, please reach out to #defyhatenow South Sudan Communications Officer at

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