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08/24/2015

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HIV Prevention Reporting Fellowship

Develop a story idea on Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) throughout this Gates Foundation-sponsored fellowship, and get the opportunity to work with health reporting mentors, interview experts and take part in a story lab in Nairobi, Kenya in February 2016.

One-year professional master’s degree for globally minded journalists

Journalists – both experienced and at the start of their careers – are invited to apply for the International Journalism MA at City University London. Places are available starting in September 2015.

New Opportunities by Region

Worldwide

iPhone film contest open [Worldwide]

Films shot with an Apple iOS device, including iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, are eligible for an Apple Watch and other prizes.

Deadline: 09/01/2015

UNESCO hosts video contest [Worldwide]

Youth-led video production companies and freelance videographers ages 22 to 27 can apply to film the ninth UNESCO Youth Forum Oct. 26 to 28 in Paris.

Deadline: 08/31/2015

Photo contest accepting submissions [Worldwide]

Professional and amateur photographers of all ages can submit digital photos to the Worldwide Photography Gala Awards.

Deadline: 09/15/2015

Video contest on democracy open [Worldwide]

The European Endowment for Democracy (EED) invites professional and nonprofessional filmmakers to submit a video that responds to the question: "What does democracy mean to me?"

Deadline: 09/15/2015

Documentary fund accepting entries [Worldwide]

Grants up to GBP50,000 (US$77,879) are available to support long-form feature documentaries of a journalistic nature.

Africa

ICFJ and Gates Foundation launch HIV Prevention Reporting Fellowship [Africa]

Journalists from Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe can apply for this fellowship that includes training, mentorship and a study tour in the United States.

Deadline: 10/19/2015

Asia Pacific

Storyful seeks journalist [China]

Experienced journalists who have expert understanding of social media platforms can apply for this position in Hong Kong.

Europe

Deutsche Welle offers internship [Germany]

Students who have some journalism experience and completed at least three academic semesters can apply for this internship in Bonn or Berlin. Fluency in Arabic, German, English or Spanish is desirable.

Training for young journalists open [Russia]

Journalists ages 21 to 30 with at least two years of experience can apply to participate in this program in Moscow.

Deadline: 08/31/2015

Latin America

Mural seeks contributors [Brazil]

Bloggers and students who live in the greater São Paulo region can apply for a variety of positions.

Deadline: 04/20/2017

German fellowship calls for applications [Latin America]

The Internationale Journalisten-Programme will bring young journalists to Germany for a two-month internship in a Berlin-based media outlet.

Deadline: 09/23/2015

Hacks/Hackers Buenos Aires hosts media party [Argentina]

Journalists, developers and designers are invited to this conference Sep. 13 to 15 in Buenos Aires.

Journalism research calls for papers [Brazil]

Journalism professors, students and professionals are invited to a conference in Palhoça, Santa Catarina state.

Deadline: 07/31/2016

Middle East

Said Foundation offers scholarships [MENA]

Students from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine can apply for postgraduate scholarships.

Deadline: 11/30/2015

Ahlan! magazine seeks editor [Qatar]

Journalists experienced in editing can apply for this position to cover entertainment news.

Deadline: 09/06/2015

US and Canada

Everyday Feminism offers reporting fellowship [US]

Journalists from diverse backgrounds and with a deep commitment to anti-oppression ideals can apply to write one story per week for six months.

Deadline: 06/13/2017

Deadline extended: GroundTruth seeks fellows [US]

Recent graduates from five public universities can apply for a fellowship to join in a reporting journey across the United States.

Deadline: 05/07/2017

Kyoto Prize journalism fellowship open [North America]

Journalists, including freelancers, interested in science, arts and technology can apply to attend the Kyoto Prize Ceremony in Japan.

Deadline: 09/10/2015

Fellowship focuses on covering malaria elimination [US]

Print, broadcast and online journalists can apply to travel to Tanzania as part of a fellowship organized by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and Malaria No More.

Deadline: 03/14/2016

First Amendment Coalition hosts contest [US]

Journalists, bloggers, lawyers, news organizations, software developers and community activists can submit nominations for the FAC Free Speech and Open Government Award.

Deadline: 10/30/2015

Associated Press Media Editors hosts workshop [Canada]

Journalism professionals, academics and students can attend a two-day NewsTrain workshop in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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