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12/28/2011

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Investigative Reporting Certificate Program at Boston University (U.S.) is accepting applications for June 2012 sessions

Spend two weeks at the New England Center for Investigative Reporting--on the Boston University campus--learning investigative reporting research skills, computer-assisted reporting, interviewing techniques and much more.

Pakistan: Create an online mapping platform and train journalists to track crime and corruption

Create an online platform that maps citizen-generated reports on crime and corruption. Train journalists to identify trends, verify and investigate citizen reports for stories about crime and corruption.

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.

India or Pakistan: Launch an online network of women citizen journalists reporting on women's issues

Launch a network of women citizen journalists who report on issues that affect women for a website hosted by a morning TV show and a women’s magazine.

Brazil: Launch a data blog and develop new technology for data journalists

Create a team of journalists who use new digital technology to collect and analyze data for investigative stories about taxes, the environment and other major issues.

New Opportunities by Region

Worldwide

Carl Zeiss Photography Contest open [Worldwide]

The theme for this year's contest is "Master the Moment."

Deadline: 01/15/2012

Fellowship for environmental journalism open [Worldwide]

Early-career journalists can apply for a fellowship program in the United States.

Contest for documentary photographers open [Worldwide]

The FotoEvidence Book Award recognizes a photographer whose project demonstrates courage and commitment in addressing a violation of human rights.

Deadline: 01/15/2015

Reuters offers class on covering rural poverty [Worldwide]

Journalists can apply for fellowships to attend a course in Rome.

Deadline: 01/04/2013

Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship open [Worldwide]

Midcareer journalists can apply for a US$70,000 fellowship at the University of Michigan.

Deadline: 12/16/2016

Asia Pacific

Exchange program open for journalists [US, Korea]

The Korea-United States Journalists Exchange is accepting applications.

Deadline: 02/08/2012

Right to information fellowships for journalists open

The fellowship is open to Indian nationals who are newspaper, TV, radio or magazine journalists.

Deadline: 01/03/2012

Europe

BBC seeks social media, music expert

The BBC seeks a social media expert for its music events division.

Deadline: 01/03/2012

Latin America

Science journalism competition open [Brazil]

Media professionals and students in the Brazilian state of Amazonas can compete for cash prizes.

Deadline: 03/13/2015

US and Canada

Robert F. Kennedy journalism competition open [US]

Journalists whose work focuses on human rights, social justice or the power of individual action in the United States and around the world can apply.

Deadline: 02/03/2017

CNN seeks writer

CNN seeks a writer with a strong interest in and an understanding of national and international affairs.

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