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02/09/2015

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Worldwide

Panoramic photo contest launched [Worldwide]

Amateur and professional photographers can submit images to be published in a book.

Deadline: 03/03/2015

The Economist launches video contest [Worldwide]

Amateur and professional filmmakers are invited to submit works on complex issues geared toward teenagers.

Deadline: 03/15/2015

Conference on civil resistance open [Worldwide]

The Fletcher Summer Institute for the Advanced Study of Nonviolent Conflict (FSI) gathers academics, activists and journalists at Boston’s Tufts University to discuss nonviolent struggles around the world.

Deadline: 02/16/2015

Nonfiction competition launched [Worldwide]

Writers ages 35 and under can submit works on a global or/a multicultural issue for the PEN/Fusion Emerging Writers Prize.

Deadline: 02/27/2015

Photography competition open [Worldwide]

The Photographic Museum of Humanity aims to finance strong photographers and find new talent.

Deadline: 02/24/2015

Poynter organizes leadership academy for women [Worldwide]

The Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media is a free program that aims to help women gain and polish the skills and knowledge needed to rise to the highest levels of media leadership.

Deadline: 11/30/2017

Africa

Media competition seeks entries [Africa]

The Southern African Development Community Awards aim to recognize excellence in journalism and encourage media practitioners in member states to cover issues of the region.

Deadline: 02/28/2017

Deadline approaching: TechWomen program [Africa, Middle East, Central Asia]

TechWomen is launching its five-week professional mentorship training in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay area for women from Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Deadline: 02/10/2015

Asia Pacific

Thomson Reuters seeks interns [Asia, Europe]

Trainees will be placed in newsrooms in London and several cities across Asia.

Deadline: 03/31/2015

Europe

Workshop on podcasting, audio innovation open [Spain]

Participants will learn tools and skills to write, direct and edit online audio content.

Deadline: 02/15/2015

Channel 4 offers production training [UK]

Aspiring producers and anchors with disabilities are invited to apply for training to cover the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016.

Deadline: 02/23/2015

Internews offers media grants [Ukraine]

National and regional media companies and nongovernment organizations can compete for up to US$5,000 in funding.

Deadline: 02/22/2015

Latin America

Online course on new Portuguese orthography open [Brazil]

Journalists and students can take a free course offered by Rede Senai.

Fellowship to study in Canada open [Latin America]

Journalists with at least seven years of experience can apply for a two-semester program in Toronto.

Deadline: 02/20/2017

Science journalism competition open [Brazil]

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

Deadline: 03/13/2015

Middle East

International conference for digital media open [MENA]

Digital media enthusiasts and professionals ages 23 to 45 can participate in a five-day forum in the Houz province in Morocco.

Deadline: 02/28/2015

US and Canada

Free workshop on covering gun violence open [US]

Journalists can apply for travel grants to attend this two-day workshop in Phoenix, Arizona, organized by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma.

Deadline: 04/21/2015

Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship open [US]

Print, broadcast and online journalists can apply for a nine-month fellowship at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

Deadline: 03/01/2017

FIU, Hacks/Hackers Miami host media party [US]

This two-day event will feature insightful panels on media innovation and hands-on learning with leaders in U.S. and Latin American media.

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