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12/20/2010

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Pulitzer grant for crisis reporting open [Worldwide]

Journalists who reside outside the United States can apply for a US$5,000 travel grant.

Deadline: 03/01/2017

Funding available for efforts to safeguard journalists' rights

The Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) is accepting proposals from organizations and groups who seek funding for legal assistance or litigation activities that safeguard or advance media freedom.

Deadline: 01/31/2011

Course will focus on using broadcast dramas for social change

A course for mid-career broadcast professionals will help participants design, write and produce drama serials to help to raise public awareness and change attitudes towards development issues.

US women's media conference seeking volunteers

Deadline: 01/15/2011

International reporting course to be held in Prague

Journalists interested in foreign correspondence can attend a course in Prague. The course will teach the essential skills of international reporting, including breaking into the business, pitching ideas and staying safe.

Deadline: 01/02/2011

Year-long fellowships will focus on mental health reporting

Journalists from across the world can apply for the Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health in Journalism, which provides stipends to journalists to report on topics related to mental health or mental illnesses.

Deadline: 04/18/2010

Asia Pacific

Fellowship will train Asian journalists to improve coverage of tragedy

Senior journalists and their editors in Asia seeking to improve coverage of tragic events are invited to apply for the 2011 Dart Asia Fellowships.

Deadline: 02/04/2011

Latin America

Scholarships available for Latin Americans

Spain's Fundación Carolina seeks to promote graduate and post-graduate studies in Latin America through a large scholarship program.

Training program for journalism students in Fortaleza, Brazil

A course for journalism students in Fortaleza, Brazil will teach journalism theory and practice.

Deadline: 02/09/2011

Scholarships for postgraduate study in Chile

Aspiring journalists in Chile can apply for a scholarship to begin or continue graduate studies at a Chilean university.

Deadline: 12/16/2010

Media research project open to experts from Mali, the DRC, Peru, Indonesia

Researchers who are experts in Mali, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Peru or Indonesia can apply for a media project. Depending on the region, the research will take place in 2011 or 2012.

Middle East

Workshop on international news editing for Qatari journalists

Qatari journalists working with local media institutions are invited to participate in a five-day training course on International News Editing Standards.

War reporting course for TV journalists

Television journalists with at least one year of experience can participate in a war reporting course.

Deadline extended: Courage in Journalism Awards for Iraqi journalists

The Baghdad-based Journalistic Freedoms Observatory (JFO) has extended the deadline for its Courage in Journalism Awards, open to Iraqi investigative journalists.

Deadline: 01/10/2011

Course on the basics of Adobe Illustrator

An introductory course on Adobe Illustrator will train journalists on the basics of vector graphic creation and Illustrator’s main tools and application features.

US and Canada

Deadline extended: science and arts symposium seeking journalist [US]

The fellowship will bring a North American journalist to the Kyoto Prize Symposium to cover technology, sciences or the arts.

Deadline: 02/15/2011

Funding available for women-led media projects in the US

Funding will go to women who have original ideas to create new websites, mobile news services or other entrepreneurial initiatives with journalistic value.

Deadline: 04/04/2011

US workshop on coverage of veterans' issues

U.S. journalists in the greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area can register for a workshop on the coverage of veterans' issues, sponsored by the Thomas Scattergood Foundation for Behavioral Health.

Deadline: 02/05/2011

Awards honor excellent coverage of trauma

The Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma honor the most sensitive, thoughtful and ethical team reporting on survivors of traumatic events. The competition is open to all North American news media outlets.

Deadline: 01/25/2011

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