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Weekly Bulletin
05/06/2011

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WSJ's SafeHouse: Why it's not a WikiLeaks killer

By Nicole Martinelli and Dana Liebelson

Magazine launches in Syria despite turmoil

By H.J. Cummins

Journalist released from Guantanamo optimistic about press freedom

By IJNet Staff

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

By Jessica Weiss and Susan Schept

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

By Jessica Weiss

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

By Susan Schept

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

By Susan Schept

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

By Priya Kumar

World Press Freedom Day closes by honoring imprisoned Iranian journalist

By Priya Kumar

The Omidyar Network awards almost $5 million in media grants

By Priya Kumar

World Press Freedom Day attendance breaks records

By Dana Liebelson

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International nonprofit seeks chief of party for Ukraine media project

IREX seeks a Chief of Party to direct a USAID-funded media sector strengthening project in Ukraine.

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.

New Opportunities by Region

Worldwide

Investigative journalism competition accepting entries [Worldwide]

The Daniel Pearl Awards recognize and reward excellence in international investigative reporting. The deadline has been extended to July 15.

Scholarships available for investigative journalism conference [Worldwide]

The Global Investigative Journalism Conference gives participants the opportunity to network and discuss key issues in investigative journalism.

Women Peace Writers Program accepting applications [Worldwide]

International women writers whose work focuses on peace can apply for an eight-week residency in San Diego, California.

Deadline: 06/15/2011

National Geographic seeks photo submissions [Worldwide]

Photographers can submit their best photos in an ongoing contest.

Competition for coverage on democracy, human rights calls for entries [Worldwide]

Professional and amateur journalists committed to defending democracy and human rights can compete for the Lorenzo Natali Journalism Prize.

Deadline: 08/31/2015

Africa

Bloomberg seeks freelance reporters [Africa]

Bloomberg is looking for freelance reporters in eight African countries.

Europe

Free investigative journalism seminar offered in English [Latvia]

A free investigative journalism seminar on new media will be held in Riga, Latvia.

International Development Journalism competition accepting entries [UK]

Now in its fourth year, the competition invites aspiring and professional journalists to put the spotlight on the developing world with the chance of publication in the Guardian.

Deadline: 06/13/2011

Global Forum for Media Development seeks coordinator [Belgium]

Professionals with experience in media development who are fluent in French can apply for this position in Brussels.

Deadline: 02/17/2013

Financial journalism scholarships available to graduate students [UK]

The Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation is offering scholarships for graduate students in finance or economics at British universities.

Deadline: 05/20/2011

US and Canada

Workshop offered to women journalists [US]

Women journalists in the U.S. can participate in a workshop in Asheville, North Carolina.

Deadline approaching: social media internship offered [US]

A social media internship position is available at the Center for Sustainable Journalism in Georgia.

Stanford University to host media innovation conference [US]

A conference on media innovation will be held at Stanford University in California.

Deadline: 05/25/2011

NPR offers reporting fellowship [US]

Journalists can apply for a US$24,000 fellowship to conduct a reporting project abroad.

Deadline: 07/01/2016

Deadline approaching: competition for print and online journalists [US, Canada]

The Journalism Excellence Awards, sponsored by the Associated Press Managing Editors (APME), honor superior journalism and innovation among newspapers and online news sites.

Deadline: 05/16/2011

National Press Foundation offers reporting fellowship [US]

U.S. and international journalists who cover politics in Washington can apply to a nine-month seminar program.

Deadline: 07/06/2016

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