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06/08/2015

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UNICRI specialized course on cyber security for journalists and public information professionals

The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) organizes a specialized course on cyber security from July 20-22, 2015. The course is tailored to journalists and chief information officers, as well as to those who want to specialize in this area. Apply by June 22, 2015.

Full scholarships available at RNTC, state of the art media training

On the 2nd of June a new round of NFP and MSP scholarship applications starts. Take this opportunity to join our world renowned media training – for free! NFP scholarships are available for 51 countries, MSP (MENA) scholarships for 9 countries and will pay for the full cost of your international travel and visa, accommodation and meals, insurance and the course fee. Deadline to apply 24 July.

Attend the 5th Annual GEN Summit

The fifth annual GEN Summit, organized by the Global Editors Network, will be held in Barcelona from 17-19 June under the title “Prototyping the Future of News”. The Summit will bring together the brightest minds in the industry to discuss and challenge the future of media. Learn more here.

New Opportunities by Region

Worldwide

Scholarships for journalism courses available [Worldwide]

Midcareer journalists from several developing countries can apply for a scholarship to attend courses at the Radio Nederland Training Centre in the Netherlands.

Deadline: 03/29/2017

Contest seeks essays on freedom [Worldwide]

The Bastiat Prize for Journalism offers US$10,000 for an outstanding work on the importance of freedom.

Deadline: 07/31/2016

Contest highlights digital news stories [Worldwide]

Multimedia journalists can compete in a contest organized by the Visa pour l’Image - Perpignan’s international photojournalism festival in France.

Deadline: 07/27/2017

Conference on storytelling open [Worldwide]

Journalists and others interested in learning about new tools to improve their stories can attend a conference in Bucharest, Romania.

Free course on web metrics open [Worldwide]

Participants will learn key terms of web metrics, how to navigate the Google Analytics interface, how to understand key reports and action strategies for various job roles.

Reporters Without Borders Germany hosts residency [Worldwide]

Journalists from repressive countries can apply to stay in Berlin for two months.

Deadline: 07/31/2016

Africa

Thomson Reuters offers photojournalism course [Rwanda]

Photojournalists with at least two years of professional experience can apply to attend this free course in Kigali.

Deadline: 06/15/2015

Asia Pacific

Environmental journalism competition seeks entries [Asia]

Professional and citizen journalists who cover environmental issues can apply for an award from the Singapore Environment Council.

Deadline: 07/17/2017

Europe

ICFJ offers exchange program for journalists [Russia]

English-speaking journalists can participate in the Journey of Shared Discovery for Russian and American Journalists Program.

Deadline: 12/14/2015

Eurasian Development Bank hosts journalism contest [Russia, Central Asia]

Business journalists from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Russia can submit works on Eurasian integration and development.

Deadline: 09/30/2017

Conference on environmental journalism open [Spain]

International environmental correspondents, policy makers and representatives of the civil society will gather to discuss the most relevant aspects of climate change and how to communicate them.

Deadline: 06/16/2015

Youth journalism contest open [Russia]

Journalists ages 25 and younger can submit articles on socially important issues.

Deadline: 08/15/2017

Latin America

Deadline approaching: online workshop on violence, human rights [Latin America, US]

The Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Journalism (FNPI, in Spanish) is organizing the series Programa 5 Sentidos, with online workshops covering key Latin American issues from a human rights perspective.

Deadline: 06/15/2015

Contest for sustainability reporting open [Brazil]

Print, broadcast and online journalists can compete for a chance to win BRL15,000 cash prizes.

Deadline: 08/10/2015

Globo.com seeks interns [Brazil]

Students who are expected to graduate between July 2016 and July 2017 can apply for an internship program in Rio de Janeiro.

Deadline: 06/12/2015

Middle East

Doha Film Institute expands grant program [Worldwide]

Filmmakers can apply for production and post-production funding for their feature-length projects.

Deadline: 08/01/2015

MBC seeks digital content designer [MENA]

Digital journalists fluent in English and Arabic can apply for this job in Dubai.

US and Canada

Funding available for digital series [US]

The Independent Television Service will provide up to US$50,000 in funding to develop and pilot digital series concepts on any subject and from any viewpoint for public media’s digital platforms.

Deadline: 07/01/2015

BuzzFeed’s Open Lab seeks fellows [US]

Engineers, hackers, journalists and artists are invited to submit proposals and resumes to take part in this new initiative in San Francisco.

ICFJ seeks health reporting proposals [US]

Journalists and bloggers who cover minority, low-income and rural communities can apply for up to US$2,500 to complete their projects on local health issues.

Deadline: 07/01/2015

Code for America seeks fellows [US]

Experienced designers, developers and data scientists can apply for this yearlong program in San Francisco.

Deadline: 07/15/2015

Content marketing agency seeks audience development intern [US]

McMurry/TMG will hire interns in New York, Washington and Phoenix to join a team dedicated to building relevance among audiences for industry-leading brands.

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