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ICFJ seeks engagement, health fellows [Worldwide]

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ICFJ seeks engagement, health fellows [Worldwide]

The International Center for Journalists seeks two Knight International Journalism Fellows – an engagement fellow and a health fellow – to be based in Nigeria for 10 months.

Deadline: 10/14/2013

NewsU offers webinar on quick investigations [Worldwide]

Experienced and novice reporters, assignment editors and producers can attend this webinar at 2 p.m. EDT on Sept. 17.

Photography contest on water conservation open [Worldwide]

Australia’s sweetwater! competition is calling for amateur and professional photographers to share their photos about the importance of water and its conservation for the future.

Deadline: 09/30/2013

Thomson Reuters offers course on covering corruption [Worldwide]

Journalists from developing countries can apply for fellowships to attend a course on governance reporting in London.

Deadline: 09/16/2013

Documentary fund accepting entries [Worldwide]

Grants up to GBP50,000 (US$77,879) are available to support long-form feature documentaries of a journalistic nature.

Photography competition open [Worldwide]

Amateur and professional photographers ages 18 and older can apply.

Deadline: 10/21/2013


Competition seeks story ideas on health [Africa]

African journalists can submit their ideas on innovative health stories.

Deadline: 10/13/2013

Media competition open [East Africa]

Journalists and commentators from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda are eligible.

Deadline: 09/30/2013

Asia Pacific

Forbes seeks business journalist [Asia]

Journalists experienced in financial-asset identification and familiar with corporate financial laws can apply for this position.

Competition for young photographers open [India]

Photographers ages 18 to 29 can participate in the 2014 Toto Awards.

Deadline: 09/15/2013


Contest for international affairs reporting open [Russia]

Journalists ages 35 and younger can submit works to the All-Russian Competition for International Journalists.

Deadline: 11/01/2018

Journalism scholarships available [Armenia]

Students from Armenia can apply for this master's program in Georgia.

Deadline: 09/30/2013

Latin America

National Congress hackathon open [Brazil]

Programmers and developers are invited to the House of Congress in Brasilia to create Web applications that will increase government transparency.

Deadline: 09/20/2013

Deadline approaching: Festival Cine Favela [Brazil]

Students, independent producers and NGOs can present their films at the Festival Cine Favela in São Paulo.

Deadline: 09/10/2013

Middle East

Ideathon for media entrepreneurs open [MENA]

Media innovators, journalists and Web and mobile specialists can submit their ideas to this competition in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Deadline: 11/05/2013

Film residency program in Lebanon available [MENA]

Young filmmakers can apply to participate in this program in Beirut.

Deadline: 05/31/2015

US and Canada

Contest on covering violence against women open [US]

Print, broadcast and online journalists can apply for the Jane Velez-Mitchell Journalism Award.

Deadline: 09/30/2013

MIT offers boot camp on medical evidence [US]

Journalists interested in studying how to evaluate scientific and medical evidence can apply for a one-day workshop in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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