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03/07/2016

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Center for Excellence in Journalism offers course in documentary production [Pakistan]

During this two-week course, students will complete a short video or documentary that's ready to broadcast or premiere online. Apply by March 11. 

Cover malaria in Africa: Fellowship opportunity for US journalists

The program will give seven U.S. journalists the opportunity to travel to Tanzania for a five-day study tour, May 8-13, 2016. Apply by March 14. 

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Here at City University London, our department of journalism has a range of specialist master's courses allowing you to focus on your preferred discipline within journalism, from international to investigative and magazine journalism.

Bringing Home the World: International Reporting Fellowship Program for Minority Journalists

Minority journalists: apply by March 27 to report overseas in a country of your choosing.

New Opportunities by Region

Worldwide

impactAFRICA webinar focuses on reporting on maternal, child health programs [Worldwide]

The webinar "Mother & Child Healthcare: How can journalists use data to accurately measure and explain the success, or failure, of health programs?" will be webcast at 10 a.m. EDT on June 15.

Photo contest seeks submissions [Worldwide]

The Leica Oskar Barnack Award includes a EUR25,000 (US$26,618) cash prize, camera and lenses.

Deadline: 04/10/2017

Scholarships available for writing residency [Worldwide]

Fiction and nonfiction writers, journalists, freelance critics or curators, artists and academics can apply for a monthlong journalism residency in Alberta, Canada.

Deadline: 03/01/2017

Documentary film contest open [Worldwide]

Filmmakers are invited to submit their work to a film festival in Perm, Russia.

Deadline: 05/10/2017

Writing conference offers scholarships [Worldwide]

Scholarships will cover at least part of the tuition to attend the Wesleyan Writers Conference in Middletown, Connecticut.

Deadline: 03/17/2017

Scholarships for journalism courses available [Worldwide]

Midcareer journalists from several developing countries can apply for a scholarship to attend courses at the Radio Nederland Training Centre in the Netherlands.

Deadline: 03/29/2017

Freelance, local journalism contest open [Worldwide]

The Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism honor exceptional freelance journalists, local reporters and news fixers in developing countries.

Deadline: 05/31/2017

Africa

BBC hosts journalism contest [Africa]

Professional journalists with three to 10 years of experience can compete for the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award, which includes a three-month training in London.

Deadline: 03/15/2017

Asia Pacific

University of Hong Kong offers journalism scholarships [China]

Journalists interested in pursuing a master's degree can apply for full and partial scholarships.

Deadline: 04/30/2016

Europe

European Youth Media Days seeks journalists, team members [Europe]

Young, motivated journalists can apply to report or help organize the European Parliament event.

Deadline: 03/14/2016

Digital journalism congress open [Spain]

Spanish, English and American journalists will discuss the most important challenges facing digital journalism worldwide.

Scholarships available for summer school on transparency [Europe]

Senior students, graduates and young professionals, including journalists, ages 35 and younger who want to learn about corruption are encouraged to apply for this training in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Deadline: 05/01/2017

Latin America

Mobile content competition open [Brazil]

Applications, tools and other mobile products launched in 2015 can compete for a prize sponsored by Oi telecommunications.

Deadline: 03/15/2016

Free online course on climate change for journalists open [Latin America]

Environmental news magazine Claves21 is organizing a nine-week online course beginning Sept. 4.

Deadline: 09/01/2017

Deadline approaching: contest for business reporting [Brazil]

Journalists with works on the industrial sector can compete for a total of BRL310,000 in prizes.

Deadline: 05/29/2016

Middle East

BBC Arabic seeks presenter [MENA,UK]

Experienced broadcasts journalists fluent in Arabic can apply for this position in London.

Deadline: 03/13/2016

Scholarship program seeks applicants [Palestine]

Students residing in Gaza can apply for the Oxford Brookes Gaza Scholarship Scheme in the United Kingdom.

Deadline: 03/31/2016

US and Canada

ICFJ accepting applications for trip to Japan [US]

Journalists can apply for the 19-day reporting tour as part of the "Illuminating Today's Japan for American Audiences" program.

Deadline: 07/31/2017

USC health journalism program seeks fellows [US]

Professional and freelance journalists with three years of experience and an interest in health issues can apply for this fellowship at the University of Southern California.

Deadline: 03/16/2016

Mother Jones offers fellowship [US]

Journalists interested in investigating national stories can apply for a paid fellowship in San Francisco, Washington or New York.

Deadline: 10/01/2017

The Boston Globe hosts Spotlight Investigative Journalism Fellowship [US]

Open Road Films and Participant Media sponsor a fellowship of up to US$100,000 for one or more individuals or teams of journalists to work on in-depth research and reporting projects.

Deadline: 03/01/2017

Visual storytelling workshop offers scholarships [US]

The Kalish Workshop is a five-day training program on visual communication across a variety of platforms, such as mobile, tablet, web and print.

Deadline: 04/01/2017

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