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Call for entries: Reporting fellowship on migration and climate for Nigerian journalists

Nigerian journalists are invited to apply for a reporting fellowship aimed at improved coverage of migration due to conflict or instability and the resulting impact on climate and economic prospects.

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Contest recognizes freedom of expression [Worldwide]

Journalists, digital activists and other free speech advocates can be nominated for the Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards.

Deadline: 10/08/2017

Women photographers grant launched [Worldwide]

Women and female-identifying photographers can compete for up to GBP5,000 (US$6,636) from PHmuseum.

Iceland Writers Retreat open [Worldwide]

Writers interested in developing their skills and contacts can apply for full or partial funding for this program in Reykjavik in April 2018.

Deadline: 10/31/2017

Documentary film festival on human rights seeks entries [Worldwide]

Documentarians who focus on human rights can submit their works to this contest in Kiev, Ukraine.

Deadline: 11/30/2017

Fellowship funds reporting on gender, development and civil society issues in Senegal [Worldwide]

Professional journalists who have reported for influential media outlets can apply for a fellowship from the International Reporting Project (IRP).

Deadline: 09/24/2017

The Globe Post seeks freelancers, interns [Asia, Europe, Middle East, US]

Budding journalists can apply to develop their own story ideas or work on an assignment basis.

Obama Foundation launches fellowship [Worldwide]

Journalists and others who are altering the civic engagement landscape can apply for this two-year, nonresidential program. 

Deadline: 10/06/2017


Journalism challenge accepting projects [South Africa]

Independent media companies, nonprofits and new ventures can apply for funding from the South Africa Media Innovation Program.

Asia Pacific

Storytelling competition highlights climate change [Asia]

Writers, bloggers and others interested in climate change resilience issues in Asia can enter this contest organized by the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network in partnership with the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Deadline: 09/30/2017


Doctors Without Borders seeks communications officer [Ireland]

Media professionals can apply for this position in Dublin.

Deadline: 09/25/2017

Reporting contest focuses on migration [Armenia]

The International Center for Migration Policy Development, Repat Armenia and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are organizing the journalism contest "Suitcase 2017."

Deadline: 11/01/2017

Latin America

Globo Network offers internship [Brazil]

Journalism students who will graduate in December 2018 or December 2019 can apply for an internship in 2018.

Deadline: 09/28/2017

Free webinar on innovative journalism open [Latin America, Spain]

The Master in Journalism Innovation at the Miguel Hernández University offers the online seminar "Innovative journalism in Latin America" at 6 p.m. (CET) Nov. 14.  

Population Reference Bureau offers training on public health journalism [South America]

Mid- to senior-level journalists from Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru can submit an idea for a data-rich public health story they want to develop during the 2017 World Conference of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Investigative journalism contest accepting submissions [Latin America, Caribbean]

Journalists who published or broadcast investigative reports in English, Spanish or Portuguese can compete to win up to US$10,000.

Deadline: 10/01/2017

Middle East

BBC Arabic Festival calls for films [MENA]

Aspiring documentarians can participate in this festival in London.

Deadline: 10/20/2017

Gulf News seeks videographer [UAE]

Experienced broadcast journalists can apply for this position in Dubai.

US and Canada

Health journalism fellowships open [US]

Journalists with a project on health care performance can apply for a yearlong fellowship offered by the Association of Health Care Journalists.

Deadline: 10/17/2017

The New York Times accepting internship applications [US]

College seniors and graduate students can apply for a summer internship in New York.

Deadline: 10/31/2017

The Texas Tribune seeks fellows [US]

Aspiring journalists and programmers can apply for data visualization, reporting, copy editing, photo editing, art, engagement and events fellowships in Austin, Texas.

Deadline: 10/01/2017

Fellowships send journalism students abroad [US]

Graduate and undergraduate students studying in American universities and Americans studying abroad can apply for one of 16 scholarships or fellowships.

Deadline: 12/01/2017

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