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09/22/2017

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Scholarships available at RNTC Media Training Centre [Worldwide]

Experienced media professionals (minimum one year relevant working experience) from various countries can now apply for scholarships for a variety of media courses. 

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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Crowdfunding Match Program for fact-checkers open [Worldwide]

Fact-checking initiatives conducting a crowdfunding campaign can apply for funding from the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN).

Wilson Center offers public policy fellowships [Worldwide]

Journalists, scholars and public officials can apply for a nine-month residential fellowship in Washington.

Deadline: 10/01/2017

Reuters offers photojournalism grants [Worldwide]

Photojournalists and students interested in working on photo assignments can apply for a US$5,000 grant.

Deadline: 11/10/2017

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.

Africa

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

ICFJ seeks Knight International Journalism Fellow with focus on development [India]

Experienced journalists with a background in health, gender and development-focused journalism can apply for this fellowship.

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

Europe

Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library hosts photo contest [Russia]

Photographers who take pictures abroad and foreigners who photograph life in Russia can submit their images.

Deadline: 12/01/2017

Thomson Reuters seeks business correspondent [Russia]

Journalists who have experience in real-time financial journalism and proficiency in Russian and English can apply for this position in Moscow.

Investigative journalism grants available [Europe]

Journalists with ideas for cross-border stories can apply for research grants.

Deadline: 11/20/2017

Latin America

Course on sustainable development and migration open [Colombia]

The Thomson Reuters Foundation, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, is offering an intensive workshop Oct. 26 and 27 in Bogotá.

Deadline: 10/15/2017

Knight Center hosts MOOC on immersive journalism [Latin America, Spain]

Journalists and others interested in virtual reality in nonfiction storytelling can participate in this free course in Spanish Oct. 2 to Nov. 5.

Thomson Reuters seeks equities correspondent [Brazil]

Experienced journalists fluent in Portuguese can apply for this position in São Paulo.

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

Middle East

Creativity contest accepting applications [MENA]

Innovative professionals ages 45 and younger can compete for US$25,000.

Deadline: 11/30/2017

BBC Arabic Festival calls for films [MENA]

Aspiring documentarians can participate in this festival in London.

Deadline: 10/20/2017

US and Canada

Report for America launched [US]

Emerging journalists and local news organizations can apply to participate in a new program that seeks to strengthen local media.

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

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