One World Fellowship Scheme (1 September)

One World Fellowship Scheme / 2006

Background and

British Council involvement in Fellowship Scheme


Application deadline: Friday 1st September 2006

The 11th One World Fellowship Scheme, run in collaboration with the
British Council, is currently open to applications to join the 2006

Aimed at senior radio and television broadcasters from developing
countries, the scheme brings a select group of broadcast professionals
to the UK for a 2 week period in November. During this time a packed
and varied programme is set up, tailored to meet the interests of
those selected to participate.

What does the Programme include?

The programme aims to provide an opportunity to contribute ideas,
share concerns and develop new goals. It is also a chance for
relationships and contacts to be made and equally importantly for the
UK media to hear what overseas media professionals have to say and
learn from their experiences.

A typical 2 week programme would include meeting senior professionals
from a variety of organisations. Last year's programme included visits
to various departments of the BBC and Channel 4; local broadcaster
Talking Africa Radio; independent production companies Insight News TV
and Television Trust for the Environment/TVE; relevant authorities
such as OFCOM and the Department for International Development; media
NGO Interworld Radio; plus many others. (See last year's programme)

Previous participants have benefited enormously:

''This programme is a noble idea that opens up the horizons for
upcoming media managers. It gives a shot in the arm to professionals
eager to make a difference in broadcasting media.'' (Betty Dindi,
Production Editor, NationMedia Group Kenya, 2005 fellow)

'The programme went well above my expectations. I would ask myself,
well haven't we seen and heard it all before, and much to my surprise
yet another very novel aspect would be revealed. A definite eye
opener. Coming from a 3 year old TV service the knowledge I've gained
here is priceless.'
Kitso Mosiieman, Deputy Head of Production, Botswana Television (2003 Fellow)

Successful applicants have their international travel and
accommodation expenses paid for the duration of the programme, and are
given a daily living and travel allowance. They are guided throughout
the programme by representatives from the One World Broadcasting

Please note: The fellowship scheme is not a 'hands on' training
programme. It is based on discussion groups only. There will however
be an opportunity to spend ½ day shadowing within a broadcasting

What are the key dates?

The 2006 Fellowship Scheme runs from Monday 30th October – Friday 10th
November 2006. Successful applicants will arrive in London on 29th
October, and depart on 11th November. (Any additional nights must be
covered at own expense.)

The closing date for applications is Friday 1st September, and we will
try to notify successful applicants by 20th September.

Who can apply?

Applications are welcomed from developing country broadcasters. You
must be able to demonstrate substantial broadcasting experience to be
able to participate fully and gain the most out of the programme. We
will be looking for senior or up-and-coming professionals who can show
their eagerness to develop their skills further and seek greater

The scheme is aimed at those already operating at a reasonably senior
level and who have the potential to make it to top management within
their broadcast organisation. It is not for those already at the top
of the tree, nor for junior production or management personnel. Such
'high-fliers' would normally be around 30-40 years of age (although by
no means exclusively), and a condition of their application is a
fluency in English – both written and spoken. The scheme is limited to
5 or 6 Fellows per year.

Specific selection criteria include:

-Fluency in written and spoken English
-Experience at a senior level of broadcasting with a clear upward career path
-Top job career potential
-Sufficiently senior to be able to propose and implement change, with
line management responsibility for programme producers/directors
-Hands on broadcaster or manager (not an academic or theoretician)
-Assertive & confident, and thus able and willing to engage actively
in debate or dialogue with UK broadcasters
-Has a practical and worthwhile idea of how the time in Britain might
best be used
-Has not participated in a similar Fellowship scheme before
-Evidence of drive and motivation in your career and associated field
of broadcasting

What do I do now?

Fill in the form as required, and return either to the relevant person
at your local British Council office (Full list of offices here) with
a copy to One World Broadcasting Trust, or directly to the One World
Broadcasting Trust by e mail to:

Please note that applicants must have permission from their
organisations to be absent during this period.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept any applications that reach us after
Friday 1st September 2006. For any additional queries, please email Thank you.