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Improving journalists' safety along a violent border

Journalists on the U.S.–Mexico border need a bi-national, bilingual perspective while also risking danger to themselves. Here's how they can stay safer.

Jorge Luis Sierra | April 29, 2016

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR JOURNALISTS

National Press Foundation hosts webinar on terrorism reporting [Worldwide]

Journalists interested in reporting on violent extremism can attend this free webinar at 12 p.m. EDT on May 11.

Deadline extended: ICFJ training on digital tools for public interest reporting [India]

Midcareer journalists working at either English or vernacular-language media organizations in Patna (Bihar) and Kolkata (West Bengal) and journalism students can apply for a two-day training program.

Writing residency accepting applicants [US]

Journalists, essayists, economists, naturalists, screenwriters and other writers can apply for a two- or four-week session at the Mesa Refuge in Point Reyes Station, California.

Documentary photography program accepting applications [MENA]

Photographers working on documentary projects in the Arab region can apply for a US$5,000 grant and mentorship.

Scholarships available for summer school on transparency [Europe]

Senior students, graduates and young professionals, including journalists, ages 35 and younger who want to learn about corruption are encouraged to apply for this training in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Short and documentary films festival accepting entries [Jordan]

The 22nd Franco-Arab Film Festival will take place May 28 to June 2 in Amman.

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