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Weekly Bulletin
09/08/2015

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Journalists from 100 countries will mark the global spread of investigative reporting

The Global Investigative Journalism Conference will take place Oct. 8-11 in Lillehammer, Norway. Register today to attend the conference, which will feature more than 150 sessions, top journalists and other experts in the media field.

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.

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Worldwide

Texas A&M photojournalism program accepting proposals [Worldwide]

Undergraduate and graduate students can apply for a US$5,000 grant to travel to a conflict-affected country to cover issues that nation faces using photography.

Deadline: 09/30/2017

Scholarships for journalism courses available [Worldwide]

Midcareer journalists from several developing countries can apply for a scholarship to attend an RNTC course in the Netherlands.

Deadline: 10/20/2016

New media contest seeks entries [Worldwide]

Students, bloggers, artists and writers can submit innovative storytelling pieces.

Deadline: 11/30/2016

UNDP launches storytelling contest on climate change [Worldwide]

Journalists ages 35 and younger from developing countries can apply for a chance to cover the annual U.N. Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris.

Deadline: 10/11/2015

Travel video contest open [Worldwide]

Students ages 18 and older can submit a video to win US$4,000.

Deadline: 10/13/2017

Arts journalism contest open [Worldwide]

The Observer/Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism will honor print or online writing on new work in the arts.

Deadline: 11/30/2015

Africa

Deadline approaching: reporting tour to China [Africa]

The Wits China-Africa Reporting Project, in collaboration with the African Communication Research Centre at the Communication University of China (CUC), will select five journalists to travel to Beijing.

Deadline: 09/11/2015

Asia Pacific

LinkedIn offers online tutorial for journalists [Asia Pacific]

Journalists interested in learning more about how to find sources, enterprise story ideas and expand audience reach can sign up for a free seminar.

Europe

BuzzFeed offers editorial fellowship [UK]

Aspiring writers, editors and content creators can apply for a three-month fellowship in London.

Grants for investigative journalism projects available [Ukraine]

Investigative journalists from regional Ukrainian media can apply for up to PLN1,800 in funding.

Deadline: 09/14/2015

Free workshop for women filmmakers seeks participants [Caucasus]

Women documentary filmmakers and producers can participate in this workshop that will be held as part of the Tbilisi International Documentary Film Festival.

Deadline: 09/23/2016

Latin America

PUC-SP hosts free workshop for journalists [Brazil]

College professor Pollyana Ferrari and journalist Leandro Beguoci will focus on journalism and digital entrepreneurship.

Deadline: 09/15/2015

Nonfiction book workshop open [Latin America]

Two Mexican journalists and six journalists from the rest of Latin America will be selected to participate in this workshop in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Deadline: 10/05/2017

Online workshop on environmental journalism calls for applications [Latin America, US]

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

Deadline: 09/17/2015

Citizen innovation lab seeks collaborators [Latin America, Portugal, Spain]

Journalists, developers, designers and activists can participate in the Ibero American Laboratory for Citizen Innovation/Brazil in Rio de Janeiro.

Deadline: 09/16/2015

Middle East

Screen Institute Beirut offers film funds [MENA]

Arab filmmakers can submit their documentary project to receive funding.

Deadline: 09/30/2015

Hyundai Startup Competition open [Lebanon]

Media entrepreneurs can apply to participate in training workshops, pitch their startup and win US$30,000.

Deadline: 09/19/2015

US and Canada

The New York Times accepting internship applications [US]

College seniors and graduate students can apply for a summer internship in New York.

Deadline: 10/31/2017

National Press Foundation hosts journalism contest [US]

Journalists and media organizations can apply for seven awards for outstanding use of journalism.

Deadline: 10/06/2017

Mental Floss seeks editorial fellow [US]

Excellent writers who are thorough researchers can apply for a position in New York.

Robert Bosch Fellowship sends journalists to Germany [US]

Journalists ages 40 and younger with five years of experience can apply to complete a professional development program in Germany as a paid fellow.

Deadline: 11/01/2017

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

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