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Weekly Bulletin
01/18/2011

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Worldwide

Course will explore the use of serials for public awareness (deadline extended)

A course in Hilversum, Netherlands called "Soaps and Society" will help participants use broadcast dramas for public awareness. The deadline has been extended to February 1 in order to give more people a chance to register.

Deadline: 02/01/2011

Religion reporting competition accepting entries

Journalists can compete in six categories.

Deadline: 02/01/2011

Funding available to women media entrepreneurs

Grants can help launch original ideas for websites, mobile news services or other initiatives.

Deadline: 04/04/2011

Project proposals on digital media outreach sought

Funding is available for digital media outreach projects.

Deadline: 02/04/2011

Africa

Deadline approaching: Ruth First Fellowship [South Africa]

Journalists, writers, researchers, filmmakers and photographers can submit projects that address violence and rage.

Deadline: 04/22/2016

South African reporters sought to cover HIV/AIDS epidemic

Ten experienced investigative reporters will receive one-on-one coaching with media trainers and stipends to focus on gender issues.

Course offered on Consumer Protection Act in South Africa

South African journalists can learn how to use the new act.

Caribbean

Online Spanish course: "How to write for the web"

This course has limited vacancies and requires 10 to 15 hours of work weekly.

Deadline: 01/21/2011

Europe

EU seminar to focus on gender and development

The seminar will focus on the European Union's work on gender equality.

Course will teach fashion journalism, communications in Spain

From Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Marie Claire and Organización Fundisma, this is the second edition of a five-month course.

Awards honor UK journalists covering development issues

The One World Media Awards recognize journalists, filmmakers and broadcasters in the UK who are raising awareness on vital development issues.

Deadline: 02/07/2011

Latin America

Energy news contest open [Brazil]

News coverage and academic papers on agro-energy and the environment can compete for the Top Etanol prize.

Deadline: 02/21/2014

Scholarships available at Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico in Mexico

Narco News' Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico is offering a course on “movement strategies for journalists.”

Deadline: 01/23/2011

Contest on industrial sector reporting open [Brazil]

Journalists who cover business and the economy in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul can compete.

Deadline: 04/15/2013

Middle East

Travel grants offered to journalists covering population issues

The Pulitzer Center is seeking proposals for projects on under-reported population issues.

Workshops for European and Middle Eastern filmmakers

Filmmakers from Europe and the Middle East can apply for a development and networking program.

Deadline: 02/28/2011

US and Canada

Arthur F. Burns exchange program seeks applications [US, Canada, Germany]

Felllows will spend August and September living, working and reporting from Germany for their home and host news organizations.

Deadline: 01/31/2017

Environmental news fellowship open [US]

This nine-month fellowship brings journalists together with leading environmental specialists at the University of Colorado-Boulder's Center for Environmental Journalism.

Religion reporting grants for U.S. journalists

U.S. journalists covering international religion can apply for a reporting grant.

Deadline: 04/01/2011

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