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06/15/2015

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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

Bursary covers safety training [Worldwide]

Independent journalists and documentary filmmakers who focus on human rights abuses can apply for funding.

Deadline: 06/15/2017

Youth photojournalism contest open [Worldwide]

Photographers under age 24 and full-time photography students can compete to win up to GBP3,500 (US$5,117) and international recognition.

Deadline: 07/07/2016

Mongabay Reporting Network seeks contributors [Worldwide]

Journalists can apply to research and write stories on the illegal wildlife trade in Latin America, the fishery sector in Indonesia, Amazon infrastructure and palm oil issues.

Competition for coverage on democracy, human rights calls for entries [Worldwide]

Professional and amateur journalists committed to defending democracy and human rights can compete for the Lorenzo Natali Journalism Prize.

Deadline: 08/31/2015

Science journalism contest accepting entries [Worldwide]

The AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards recognize outstanding coverage of the sciences, engineering and mathematics.

Deadline: 08/01/2017

Africa

Global Press Institute seeks aspiring journalists [Zimbabwe, Zambia]

The media nonprofit will train promising women journalists to become reporters for the Global Press Journal.

Deadline: 05/01/2016

Deadline approaching: grants for projects on Internet rights [Africa]

The Web We Want Small Grants program will offer US$1,500 to 10 African projects that promote the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms.

Deadline: 06/15/2015

Asia Pacific

Oxpeckers Center offers fellowship in Southern Africa [China]

Environmental investigative journalists with at least five years of experience can apply for a three-month fellowship.

Deadline: 06/30/2015

Exchange program open to journalists [China, US]

Print, broadcast and online journalists from China and the United States can participate in an exchange program led by the East-West Center.

Deadline: 07/07/2015

Photography grant accepting entries [Asia, Middle East]

Emerging photographers can apply for a US$5,000 grant from Emaho Foundation.

Deadline: 07/31/2015

Europe

Thomson Reuters seeks reporter [Russia]

Experienced journalists with native-level fluency in Russian and proficiency in English can apply for this position in Moscow.

Scholarships available for digital training in Germany [Eastern Europe]

Professional journalists from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine can participate in this English-language course.

Deadline: 06/23/2015

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

Latin America

Abraji offers online course in data journalism [Brazil]

Journalists who want to learn how to access and analyze public data can enroll in this three-week course from the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism.

Workshop helps bring news projects to fruition [Mexico]

Participants will have the opportunity to develop their own ideas and learn from successful young professionals from various journalism fields.

Deadline: 11/05/2015

2016 Olympic Games committee seeks content specialist [Brazil]

Journalists with writing and editing experience can apply for the position in Rio de Janeiro.

Documentary workshop open [Uruguay]

Journalism students and professionals who wish to incorporate new audiovisual tools to tell real stories can register in Montevideo.

Middle East

Startup School seeks interns [Egypt]

Creative media people who are passionate about design and social media can apply for this internship in Cairo.

US and Canada

Slate seeks social media editor [US]

Journalists with two to five years of social media or digital strategy experience can apply for the position in New York.

Deadline: 06/30/2015

Contest honors broadcast, documentary, digital reporting [US]

Journalists whose work aired in the United States can apply for the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards.

Deadline: 07/01/2016

Knight Foundation seeks digital communications professional [US]

Social media enthusiasts with at least four years of experience in producing and curating online content can apply for this position in Miami.

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