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09/08/2014

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Worldwide

Film festival on rights seeks entries [Worldwide]

Filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit their work to an international film festival in Kiev, Ukraine.

Deadline: 09/30/2015

Poynter offers online workshop about modern journalism [Worldwide]

The daylong program will help journalists at all levels sharpen their reporting and writing skills for the 21st-century newsroom.

Contest for science journalism students open [Worldwide]

Aspiring medical or science journalists can receive an award to attend the world's largest neuroscience meeting in Washington.

Deadline: 09/15/2017

Fellowships available for conference on rural poverty, development [Worldwide]

The Thomson Reuters Foundation, with funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will select journalists to attend the IFAD's event in Rome on innovative approaches to inclusive financing for rural transformation.

Deadline: 12/31/2017

Online course on web writing open [Worldwide]

The MulinBlog Online J-School is hosting this free course for budding journalists.

Africa

Contest recognizes reporting on legal issues [South Africa]

The Webber Wentzel awards offer cash prizes in three media categories.

Deadline: 10/03/2014

Asia Pacific

Grants fund reporting on mental health issues [New Zealand]

The New Zealand Mental Health Media Grants will commit NZD10,000 to a project that documents the stories of those who have experienced mental illness and their positive connections to family, community and employment.

Deadline: 11/01/2014

Caribbean

Audio journalism course open [Latin America, Spain]

The online course in Spanish will give media professionals and content managers the tools to improve their audio content for the web.

Deadline: 10/28/2014

Europe

Journalism contest accepting submissions [UK]

Journalists who have conducted public interest reporting in the last year can compete for the British Journalism Awards.

Deadline: 10/09/2015

Photo contest promotes disability awareness [Russia]

Professional and amateur photographers can compete in this contest organized by the Russian Society of People with Disabilities and the Russian Union of Art Photographers.

Deadline: 12/01/2014

Scholarship for master's program in journalism open [Armenia]

The Georgian Institute of Public Affairs offers scholarships for Armenian students to study multimedia journalism and media management at the Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Deadline: 10/01/2014

Latin America

Grants available for young communicators [Brazil]

Anyone age 15 to 29 can submit proposals for audio, image, text, video and multimedia projects.

Deadline: 11/07/2014

Contest highlights drug policy reporting [Brazil]

Print and online journalists can compete for cash prizes.

Deadline: 11/05/2017

US and Canada

Technology fellowship open [US]

Journalists with experience in the fields of technology and digital security can apply for a fellowship at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in Arlington, Virginia.

Vox Media seeks journalists [US]

Experienced journalists can apply for several positions in Washington.

WNYC seeks assistant producer [US]

The selected candidate will be responsible for pitching stories, booking guests and writing for air and web.

Deadline approaching: part-time editorial assistant [US]

Journalists with one to two years of experience can apply for this position at PBS MediaShift.

Deadline: 09/09/2014

CNN seeks viral news editor [US]

Journalists with at least two years in an editorial role can apply for the position with CNNMoney.com in New York.

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