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Weekly Bulletin
05/02/2011

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Digital media create new paths, obstacles to press freedom [World Press Freedom Day]

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Fighting for press freedom in Thailand [World Press Freedom Day]

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UNESCO General Director: Citizen journalism will not replace media professionals [World Press Freedom Day]

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Blogs are new in Somalia, where Internet cafes thrive [World Press Freedom Day]

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Traditional media divided on how to promote citizen journalism ethics [World Press Freedom Day]

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Social media: a tool, not a solution [World Press Freedom Day]

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The Omidyar Network awards almost $5 million in media grants

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What does press freedom mean to you? [World Press Freedom Day]

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Oppressive regimes step up high-tech censorship [World Press Freedom Day]

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Social media creating a new news network [World Press Freedom Day]

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Today's press freedom challenges shaped by technology [World Press Freedom Day]

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Freedom House: Press freedom dropped to lowest point in a decade in 2010

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Mobile tech helps fight malaria in Tanzania

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ICFJ seeks experienced entrepreneur and business manager to transform a global media development group

The International Center for Journalists seeks an experienced entrepreneur and business manager to transform a global media development group into a self-sustaining network.

ICFJ offers immigration and multimedia training

Journalists in the U.S. are invited to apply for a one-week training program on covering immigration using multimedia tools. The deadline to apply is May 2, 2011.

Seeking trainers for climate change coverage in Africa

The International Center for Journalists seeks four experienced journalists to manage a media project to help journalists report on how governments in Africa are adapting to climate change.

International Journalism MA at City University London's prestigious J-school seeks globally-minded students for the class of 2011/12

The International Journalism MA at City University London's world-renowned Graduate School of Journalism is designed to equip you to start a career in international news reporting, or return to a career with enhanced skills and understanding.

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Worldwide

Fellowship sends international journalists to US [Worldwide]

Journalism and communication midcareer professionals with limited experience in the United States can apply for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.

Online entrepreneurial journalism boot camp offered [Worldwide]

Entrepreneurial Journalism Boot Camp is an eight-week online conference and workshop aimed at developing a viable business plan for media start-ups.

International photography festival seeks entries [Worldwide]

Emerging photographers can enter a competition to have their work featured in an international festival in Arles, France.

Deadline: 05/07/2011

World Press Freedom Day hosts free webinar for young journalists [Worldwide]

An online discussion with youth journalists from around the world will be offered to mark World Press Freedom Day.

Scholarship offered to photographer to attend Italy workshop [Worldwide]

Photojournalists under 35 years old can apply for a scholarship to attend a workshop.

Deadline: 05/31/2011

Asia Pacific

Essay contest on sustainable development [Asia]

UNESCO Jakarta and the Sustainable Energy and Environment (SEE) Forum are organizing an essay competition on sustainable development in Asia.

Europe

Conference on young journalists' rights offered [Europe]

Young journalists from select European countries can participate in a conference in Ohrid, Macedonia.

Deadline: 05/11/2011

Conference on sustainable local journalism offered [UK]

A conference on sustainable local journalism will be offered in London.

Deadline: 05/13/2011

Nominees sought for anti-discrimination journalism award [Europe]

Journalists, media experts and trainers whose work contributes to ending discrimination can enter a competition.

Deadline: 05/28/2011

Science writing competition seeks unpublished authors [UK]

Students, bloggers, unpublished writers and professional scientists in the U.K. can enter a competition for the chance to be published in The Guardian or The Observer.

Deadline: 05/20/2011

US and Canada

Village Voice fellowship open to minority journalists [US]

Minority journalists in the U.S. can apply for a paid fellowship at The Village Voice in New York.

Deadline: 05/15/2011

Conference on covering military and defense issues offered [US]

U.S. journalists covering military and defense issues can participate in a conference in Washington, D.C.

Workshop on Gonzo journalism offered [US]

The one-week workshop, sponsored by the Norman Mailer Writers Colony, will deal with the life and work of Hunter S. Thompson and explain the essence of Gonzo journalism.

Journalism competition on women's issues seeks entries [US]

The Jane Cunningham Croly Award for Excellence in Journalism honors a journalist whose work demonstrates a concern for the rights and the advancement of women.

Deadline: 03/15/2017

Grants offered to reporters covering religion [US]

The Knight Grants for Reporting on Religion and American Public Life provide funding for projects that explore how religion shapes social issues in the U.S.

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