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IREX seeks media program director [Burma]

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United Nations Journalism and Public Information Program on New Threats

Deadline extended: global health reporting contest [BRIC]

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News Corp offers journalism fellowship [Mexico]

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Print journalism contest seeks entries [Worldwide]

Articles published in 2013 that promote rights and freedom can be submitted for a US$11,000 prize.

Deadline: 05/16/2014

Text editing course open [Mexico]

Reporters, writers and editors can participate in this Spanish-language course in Mexico City.

Deadline: 05/20/2014

Poynter offers course on revenue, marketing [Worldwide]

Media professionals who want to learn more about entrepreneurship and creating viable business models for new media ventures can take this self-directed online course.

Writing contest about Kazakhstan open [Worldwide]

Journalists from North and South America, Europe, CIS countries, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia and Oceania can submit print or online articles.

Deadline: 06/30/2015

Smithsonian hosts video contest [Worldwide]

Videographers can submit their short documentaries to win US$2,000 and be featured on the Smithsonian's website.

Deadline: 06/01/2014

Summer school in Istanbul and Prague seeks applicants

Media students from Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Jordan, Kosovo, Morocco, Romania, Slovakia, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States can apply.

Deadline: 05/01/2014

UN, ICFJ offer reporting fellowship on maternal health [Worldwide]

Nine journalists will take a health reporting trip to Mozambique and South Africa.

Deadline: 05/12/2014

Asia Pacific

East-West Center organizes senior journalism seminar [Asia, MENA, US, Europe]

Twelve to 16 U.S. journalists and journalists from countries with significant Muslim populations will be selected for a three-week, cross-cultural trip to two U.S. cities, Indonesia and Turkey.

Deadline: 05/10/2017

Science journalism workshop open [India]

Students interested in learning about science journalism can apply for a two-week course in Bangalore.

Deadline: 05/16/2014


Documentary festival accepting entries [Russia, CIS, Baltic]

Filmmakers can submit their work to a film festival in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Deadline: 08/10/2018

University of Sheffield hosts conference on Latin American media [UK]

Anyone with an interest in the status of the media in Latin America can attend this free conference in South Yorkshire, England.

Grants for journalism training available [UK]

The Journalism Diversity Fund offers grants to journalists from socially or ethnically diverse backgrounds.

Deadline: 05/27/2015

Latin America

Contest seeks reporting on the Atlantic forest [Brazil]

Newspaper, magazine and TV journalists can compete for cash prizes.

Deadline: 05/16/2014

Competition for agriculture photography open [Brazil]

Professional and amateur photographers are invited to submit images of good agricultural practices.

Deadline: 05/10/2014

Middle East

Arab Film Festival accepting entries [MENA]

Independent filmmakers who have showcased innovative perspectives on Arab people, culture, art, history and politics can screen their work at this festival in the San Francisco Bay area.

Deadline: 05/30/2014

Al-Fanar Media seeks writers on education [MENA]

Trainees are expected to write four articles about education over the course of 12 months. They will also attend a three-day workshop in Turkey with all basic expenses covered.

Deadline: 05/20/2014

Competition for short documentary film open [Jordan]

Independent filmmakers can submit their films to the Franco-Arab Film Festival.

Deadline: 05/16/2014

ARIJ offers multimedia training scholarships [MENA]

Arab journalists with investigative journalism experience and video and multimedia skills can apply to attend three, 10-day workshops offered by the Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism.

Deadline: 05/01/2014

7iber media group seeks reporter/writer [Jordan]

Arabic-speaking reporters with solid writing skills can apply for a position in Amman.

US and Canada

Environmental reporting trip available [US]

The Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources (IJNR) is organizing the weeklong Chesapeake Bay Institute in Maryland.

Deadline: 08/12/2015

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