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06/29/2015

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Six journalism opportunities to apply for in July

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Advice for female journalists facing harassment on the job

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Covering Haiti and the Dominican Republic: Two journalists weigh in

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Reporters detail challenges of covering Ebola

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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.

New Opportunities by Region

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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.

Social Media Week opens registration [Worldwide]

The weeklong event on the latest trends and topics in social and mobile media will take place Sept. 12 to 16 in London, Miami, Mumbai and São Paulo. Livestreaming will be available.

Al Jazeera hosts documentary film festival [Worldwide]

Documentarians are invited to participate in the Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival in Doha, Qatar.

Knight Center offers online course on data visualization [Worldwide]

Journalists and journalism students with some infographics experience can register for this intermediate-level course.

UN video competition focuses on climate change [Worldwide]

Anyone ages 18 to 30 can submit a video for a chance to work as a youth reporter at a climate change convention in Paris.

Deadline: 08/17/2015

Photo contest highlights relations between people and state [Worldwide]

Professionals and amateur photographers can compete in a contest organized by Russia's FOTODOC Center for Documentary Photography.

Deadline: 06/30/2016

NewsU hosts webinar on short documentary storytelling [Worldwide]

Journalists who want to create successful, shareable videos can attend the webinar at 2 p.m. EDT on Aug. 11.

Africa

Deadline approaching: journalism course on natural resources [Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda]

Beginning to midcareer journalists with a demonstrated interest in covering oil, gas and minerals can apply for a six-month training program.

Deadline: 06/30/2015

Asia Pacific

Investigative reporting fellowships open [Japan, US]

The Abe Fellowship for Journalists is designed to encourage in-depth coverage of topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan.

Deadline: 09/15/2016

Europe

Workshop focuses on gender equality in sports journalism [Spain]

Participants will discuss gender bias in sports journalism and how inclusive coverage can help educate the audience about gender equality.

Deadline: 07/01/2015

Documentary contest open [Russia]

Documentarians can submit films produced in the last three years to this contest organized by the Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation and Russia's Documentary Film and Television Industry Guild.

Deadline: 09/01/2016

Reuters Institute seeks research fellows [UK]

Fellows will work for three years on a project aimed at analyzing media developments in more than 20 European countries.

Deadline: 07/03/2015

Latin America

Contest for education reporting open [Brazil]

Print and online journalists can compete for airline tickets to any state capital in Brazil.

Deadline: 10/31/2016

Ocean reporting workshop open [South America, Panama]

Journalists can apply for scholarships to attend a workshop on marine conservation in Chile.

Deadline: 07/01/2015

International photo festival open [Brazil]

Researchers and photographers ages 18 and older can submit works to this free event in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais.

Deadline: 07/03/2015

Middle East

AJ+ seeks engagement editor [Qatar]

Journalists with three to five years of experience in digital media can apply for this position in Doha.

Wilson Center offers research grant [MENA]

Journalists, media scholars and researchers can apply for a three-month fellowship in the United States.

Deadline: 07/01/2015

US and Canada

Contest for medical science reporting open [US]

The Victor Cohn Prize offers US$3,000 for works that raised public awareness of advances in medical science and their impact on human health and well-being.

Deadline: 07/31/2016

Next City seeks fellows [US]

Journalists of color with a demonstrated interested in urban development can apply for a one-year reporting fellowship.

Deadline: 07/06/2015

Journalism fellowship on aging open [US]

The Gerontological Society of America and New America Media are accepting applications from journalists who work for ethnic media outlets and/or cover issues surrounding aging.

Associated Press seeks data journalists [US]

Journalists with superior data and investigative journalism skills can apply for positions in Washington and one of AP’s domestic bureaus.

Deadline: 07/16/2015

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