China-Focused Journalists: Volunteers Application

We are looking for journalists, news reporters, program anchors or agents that can volunteer to help prepare and publish, in Chinese media organizations, content related to PASDO’s SDG-related activities, particularly the China-Africa Peace Initiative (CAPI).
 
The volunteers may be affiliated to media organizations that make use of various platforms including print (such as Newspapers/magazines), Online (such as websites and blogs), Visuals (such as TV stations) or Audio (such as podcast and radio stations).
 
The content may be published in English or adapted to Chinese language depending on the language of the platform’s targeted audience.
Interested candidates should submit an application on the UNV website and then fill out the short form available at the end of this page.

ABOUT

The China-Africa Peace Initiative (CAPI) started as a COVID-19 response program aimed at dousing tension and preventing attacks by Africans on the lives, properties and business interests of Chinese nationals living in Africa.

Such intervention became necessary following widespread rage among Africans in Africa, after videos went viral in the continent that showed Blacks being ejected from their homes and hotels in the Guangdong province of China over COVID-19 fears.
Although the Guangdong incident could be seen as a case of honest misunderstanding, it created a very negative image of China among Africans.
At least one Chinese factory in South-Western Nigeria was burnt down within the period of the Guangdong incident.

Following the launch of CAPI, to which more than one thousand Chinese signed up, several peace actions have been carried out.

The most recent of these actions is the distribution of food items to about 600 poor households in Nigeria courtesy of donations from well meaning organizations and Chinese nationals.

These sincere efforts need to be well reported in the media in order to have greater impact and inspire more positive actions for peace between China and Africa, hence the need for volunteers.

REQUIREMENT

Interested volunteers should have understanding of the policies and publishing guidelines for media organizations in China in order to work within acceptable standard and achieve success.
Fluency in English language is mandatory and good understanding of Chinese language is highly desirable. Ability to use WhatsApp for communication is desirable also.
 
Volunteers should also be willing to work for a minimum of 26 weeks and, if possible, be willing to make up to 10 or more publications/programs within the volunteer duration.

BENEFITS
There is no monetary compensation or reimbursement for this role.
However, to volunteers who work hard to achieve their assignment in a manner that we consider satisfactory, we will be happy to issue Volunteer Certificates from the UNV platform.

  • ABOUT YOU

    Please fill out this form in English language. Fields marked * are compulsory.
  • Please input your valid email address.
  • Please enter your valid phone number with the country code. E.g. +867032154785
  • Please select your nationality from the drop down menu.
  • CURRENT LOCATION

  • E.g. Los Angeles, United States.
  • ABOUT MEDIA ORGANIZATION

  • What media organization do you work for?
  • Please provide the website of this media organization (if any)
  • What specific actions can you take to help promote the activities of PASDO through this media organization? Can you conduct interviews with our program directors and help broadcast them via your organization? Can you help with publishing articles related to the programs that we have carried out (wholly or in partnership with other organizations), or even feature them in the programs of your media organization? Use this space to provide us with any other information you might consider necessary.
  • YOUR SOCIAL PROFILES

    Provide the ones available.
  • Kindly provide the web link to your personal Facebook profile. To obtain this, visit Facebook (while logged in), navigate to the page that shows information about you, and then, while on that page, copy the link displaying in the internet browser and paste it here.
  • Kindly provide the web link to your Instagram profile.
  • Kindly provide the web link to your LinkedIn profile.
  • CONNECT TO YOUR UNV APPLICATION

    If you have applied for this opportunity at the United Nations Online Volunteering platform (www.onlinevolunteering.org/en), kindly input your application link here. This will enable us easily trace your application to take needed action. This section is not mandatory if you have not applied on the UNV website.
  • Input the url of your application on the UNV website. To get the url, kindly follow these steps: (1) Login to the UNV website at https://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/. You must already be registered on the UNV website to be able to log in. (2). While logged in, click on My Opportunities at the top Menu. This will display a list of opportunities that you have applied for. You must have applied for this volunteer opportunity to be able to see it. (3). Click on the "Prepare and Publish Content in Chinese Media To Promote Peace and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)" opportunity to reveal some options. (4). From the options revealed, click on "View Application". (5). While on the application page titled “Your application”, copy the web link showing on your internet browser. That is your application URL. (6). Paste the copied URL into the space provided here.