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09/28/2015

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ONA's #BlackTwitter panel talks bringing greater visibility to underrepresented communities

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Seven journalism opportunities to apply for in October

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Media watchdogs release online safety resource for journalists covering Syria

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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.

IREX seeks Deputy Chief of Party/Senior Media Advisor for Nepal project

Media professionals with 7-10 years of experience can apply. The Deputy Chief will oversee a project which is meant to strengthen the enabling environment for Nepali civil society and media, enhance the capacity of Nepali civil society organizations to collaboratively and constructively engage in policy advocacy, and support broad-based, cross-sectoral initiatives that monitor, report, and demand greater effectiveness and accountability in governance and public service delivery.

New Opportunities by Region

Worldwide

Free course focuses on digital storytelling [Worldwide]

The University of Birmingham, in partnership with the BBC Academy and Creative Skillset, is offering a four-week online course, starting Sept. 28.

Film festival on human rights open [Worldwide]

Filmmakers can submit documentaries produced in 2015 to 2017 to this festival in Prague.

Deadline: 09/30/2016

Training for young film critics offered [Worldwide]

Journalists younger than 30 can apply to cover the International Film Festival Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

Deadline: 11/04/2016

Humanitarian photography contest open [Worldwide]

Amateur and professional photographers can compete for a EUR6,000 (US$6,681) project grant.

Deadline: 11/09/2015

Environmental reporting training open [Worldwide]

The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) is organizing the course "Investigating Crimes against the Environment" in Turin, Italy.

Deadline: 11/30/2015

Energy essay contest open [Worldwide]

Students and recent graduates with an interest in energy and sustainability can compete for a chance to attend the U.N. Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris.

Deadline: 10/12/2015

Society of Environmental Journalists offers grants [Worldwide]

Journalists can apply for grants of up to US$5,000 to support their environmental reporting on renewable energy in the United States and climate change in North America.

Deadline: 11/15/2016

Africa

BBC Hausa seeks multimedia journalists [Nigeria]

Experienced journalists who are fluent in Hausa and English can apply for two positions in Abuja.

Deadline: 09/21/2016

Deadline approaching: photo contest on Ebola [Africa]

Photojournalists who covered the Ebola crisis can compete in this contest organized by OSIWA, an Open Society initiative for West Africa. The winner will receive US$3,000 and a grant of US$5,000 to work on a photojournalism project in West Africa.

Deadline: 09/30/2015

Asia Pacific

Graduate degree fellowship open for journalists [Asia Pacific, Russia, US]

Journalists who want to develop a reporting specialty can apply for a fellowship to earn a graduate degree in Hawaii.

Deadline: 11/01/2016

Europe

Journalism contest accepting submissions [UK]

Journalists who have conducted public interest reporting in the last year can compete for the British Journalism Awards.

Deadline: 10/09/2015

Contest highlights reporting on recycling, environmental protection [Spain]

Entries must have been published or broadcasted during 2014. The winner will receive US$3,390.

Deadline: 10/12/2015

Training for young journalists open [Ukraine]

The Department of Communications at the Ukrainian Catholic University, in collaboration with the Deutsche Welle Akademie, will cover travel, accommodations and meals for selected participants to work on their media projects.

Deadline: 10/03/2015

Latin America

ESPN seeks interns [Brazil]

Students expected to graduate in December 2017 or July 2018 can apply for this internship in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

Deadline: 10/11/2015

International TV festival open [Brazil]

The festival will feature a competitive exhibition of TV pilots and free activities, including audiovisual workshops and panels on the challenges of broadcast journalism, virtual reality and measuring audience.

Deadline: 10/07/2015

Middle East

She Entrepreneurs program open [MENA, Sweden]

Women entrepreneurs who are citizens of Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen and Sweden can apply for help to implement a social business initiative.

Deadline: 10/08/2015

Deadline approaching: SPARK scholarship for refugees [Syria]

Students with promising academic profiles who want to play an active and meaningful role in their communities, either in their host countries or in Syria, can apply for this scholarship.

Deadline: 10/01/2015

US and Canada

Deadline extended: online courses on financial data journalism [US]

Spanish-speaking and English-speaking journalists working within the United States may apply. Three selected participants will receive cash prizes to help them develop their stories.

Deadline: 03/04/2016

The New York Times launches David Carr Fellowship [US]

Early-career journalists can apply for a new fellowship to spend two years at the newspaper.

Deadline: 11/14/2015

The Nation seeks paid interns [US]

Aspiring journalists can apply for an internship in New York or Washington.

Deadline: 10/01/2015

Texas Tribune seeks interns [US]

Aspiring journalists and programmers can apply for paid news apps, reporting and newsletter internships in Austin, Texas.

Deadline: 10/01/2015

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