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06/06/2011

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

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.

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Worldwide

Contest open to video journalists [Worldwide]

Freelance journalists who cover international news and current affairs are eligible for the Rory Peck Awards.

Deadline: 08/01/2016

Deadline approaching: Journalism and natural resources fellowship [Worldwide]

The Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources is accepting applications for a weeklong learning expedition at the Puget Sound Institute in western Washington.

Deadline: 06/08/2011

Free seminar on tech tools for web journalists [Worldwide]

Robert Hernandez, assistant professor of professional practice at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, will host a Twitter chat with tips for online journalists.

Deadline approaching: Sony World Photography Awards

The 2012 World Photography Awards, organized by Sony and the World Photography Organisation, is open to students, enthusiasts and professionals.

Deadline: 01/05/2012

Communication for Social Change Award accepting nominations [Worldwide]

Individuals and organizations worldwide can be recognized for contributions to social change in the communications field.

Deadline: 06/24/2011

BBC Arabic seeks broadcast journalist [London]

BBC Arabic seeks a journalist to research, write, translate, edit or adapt items, stories and program material in Arabic.

Fellowships available for conflict journalism seminar [Worldwide]

The Media in Conflicts Seminar, sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in Israel, is an academic and professional journalism seminar offered free to participants.

Deadline: 07/01/2011

Photojournalists invited to participate in online cross-cultural gallery [Worldwide]

Photojournalists are invited to participate in an online exhibit on religious and cultural diversity.

UN launches photo contest on poverty themes [Worldwide]

China's Xinhua News Agency and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a new photo contest called “Zoom-in on Poverty: Action Now.”

Deadline: 09/01/2011

Africa

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting calls for proposals [West Africa]

Journalists from 16 West African countries can submit proposals for reporting on regional water and sanitation projects.

Deadline: 06/20/2011

BBC training course accepting applications [Africa]

The BBC is offering training to journalists from select countries in Africa for a training program.

Europe

National Geographic hosts photo contest [Russia]

Photojournalists and video makers can enter a contest organized by the Russian edition of National Geographic.

Deadline: 09/30/2015

Middle East

Conferences about online journalism scheduled [Beirut]

A series of free talks about online journalism will be held at the French Cultural Center in Beirut, Lebanon.

Human rights organization seeks social media, video expert [Egypt]

Human rights organization WITNESS is looking for a video and social media expert to be based in Cairo, Egypt.

US and Canada

GLAAD Digital Media Fellowship [US]

Undergraduates, graduate students and recent grads can apply for a digital media fellowship in New York.

GLAAD Spanish-language media fellowship [US]

Undergraduates, graduate students and recent grads can apply for a Spanish-language media fellowship in Los Angeles.

Institute for Humane Studies offers paid journalism internship [US]

Journalists who support individual liberty, free markets and peace can apply for a spot in this eight-week program.

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