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Weekly Bulletin
11/17/2014

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New Opportunities by Region

Worldwide

IJNet Live: why and how to protect your digital security [Worldwide]

Journalists, bloggers and others interested in improving their digital security may participate in a free, live chat this Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 11 a.m. (EST).

Deadline: 11/25/2014

NewsU offers free writing course [Worldwide]

Journalists at all professional levels can take the online course "Pulitzer Prize-winning writers: secrets of their craft."

Documentary festival seeks entries [Worldwide]

Documentarians can submit films completed in 2014 to a festival in Munich.

Deadline: 12/18/2014

National Press foundation offers fellowship [Worldwide]

The program will send 20 journalists to a health conference about tobacco in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Deadline: 12/16/2014

Documentary festival accepting submissions [Worldwide]

Documentarians can submit their work to the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival.

Deadline: 12/09/2015

Asia Pacific

Financial journalism competition open [India]

Journalists who work in newspapers and magazines in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai are eligible.

Deadline: 01/15/2017

Bloomberg seeks translator [China]

Journalists with experience translating from English to Chinese can apply for this position in London.

Thomson Reuters seeks translation editor [Taiwan]

Editors who are fluent in Chinese and English with more than five years of translation experience can apply for the position in Taipei.

Bloomberg News seeks reporter [India]

Journalists with two years of business reporting experience and Hindi fluency can apply for the position in Mumbai.

Europe

Mobile journalism workshop open [Spain]

The UAM/El País School of Journalism will have a two-day workshop in Madrid on using mobile apps while reporting.

Exchange for journalism teachers open [Russia, US]

The Russian and East European Institute (REEI) and the Regional Press Institute will host a two-week exchange program for U.S. and Russian journalism teachers.

Deadline: 11/30/2014

Congress calls for papers on media, citizenship [Portugal]

Journalists, academics and students are invited to attend the third Literacy, Media and Citizenship Congress in Lisbon.

Deadline: 11/30/2014

Latin America

Funds for documentaries available [Brazil]

Independent filmmakers can apply for grants worth BRL1,000,000 from Brazil's Ministry of Culture.

Deadline: 12/30/2014

Middle East

Swedish Institute hosts short residency program [MENA]

Young leaders from the MENA region and Sweden who support democracy and human rights can apply to a three-week training in Sweden.

Deadline: 12/12/2014

US and Canada

The Wall Street Journal seeks video journalists [US]

Experienced journalists can apply for several positions in New York.

Contest for religion reporting open [US]

The Religion Newswriters Association launched the 2015 Awards for Excellence in Religion Reporting, with more than US$10,000 in prizes.

Deadline: 02/03/2015

ProPublica seeks reporting fellow [US]

Recent college graduates can apply for a paid fellowship in New York.

Deadline: 08/15/2016

The Wall Street Journal seeks bureau chief [US]

Journalists with experience in business news reporting, especially with a focus on the media industry, can apply for the position in New York.

Scholarship sends college students to conferences [US]

Students at several historically black colleges and universities can apply for the 2015 IRE Knight Scholarship to attend data journalism and investigative reporting conferences.

Deadline: 12/07/2014

Walter Cronkite contest honors television news [US]

Local and national broadcast reporters and networks can submit work produced in 2013 and 2014.

Deadline: 01/09/2015

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