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05/16/2016

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News Corp offers media fellowship for Indian journalists

ICFJ will bring two Indian journalists to Washington, D.C., and to the News Corp headquarters in New York City to learn the key elements of a digital newsroom. Deadline is June 5.

.PRESS Domains commemorates World Press Freedom Month – 2016

All through May 2016, .PRESS Domains will raise funds to contribute toward freedom of the press.

New Opportunities by Region

Worldwide

Online course on international humanitarian law for media professionals available [Worldwide]

Journalists interested in conflict reporting can take a free, self-directed course from the Human Rights Education Associates (HREA).

Knight-VICE Innovators Fund seeks projects [Worldwide]

Journalists with innovative projects can apply for training and seed money from the US$500,000 Knight-VICE Innovators Fund.

Deadline: 06/01/2016

Deadline extended: 2016 Online Journalism Awards [Worldwide]

The Online News Association will recognize online journalists, digital news organizations and students for excellence, offering US$53,500 in prize money.

Deadline: 06/10/2016

National Geographic Traveler hosts photo contest [Worldwide]

Photographers can enter digital photos to earn prizes including a photo expedition to Manitoba, Canada.

Deadline: 05/27/2016

NewsU hosts free webinar on mass shootings reporting [Worldwide]

Journalists who covers breaking news are invited to attend this one-hour webinar at 2 p.m. EDT on March 30.

Africa

Contest highlights reporting on human rights, governance [Africa]

Journalists are invited to send works in English, French, Portuguese or Arabic in four categories: corruption, food security, women and youth.

Deadline: 05/31/2016

Asia Pacific

Deadline extended: environmental journalism competition [Asia]

Professional and citizen journalists who cover environmental issues can apply for an award from the Singapore Environment Council.

Deadline: 07/15/2016

AFP hosts contest for frontline journalism [Asia]

Journalists doing exceptional work in difficult or dangerous conditions can compete for the Kate Webb Prize worth EUR3,000 (US$3,426).

Deadline: 06/03/2016

Europe

Summer school for investigative journalists open [Europe]

Journalists from the Baltic and EU Eastern Partnership countries can apply for a scholarship to participate in this program in Riga, Latvia.

Deadline: 07/04/2016

Reuters Institute hosts Google Digital News Journalist Fellowship [Europe]

Midcareer journalists from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey are eligible.

Deadline: 06/17/2016

Workshop on photojournalism open [Spain]

Participants will learn how to take good photos with their cameras or smartphones on the streets of Madrid.

Deadline approaching: workshop for bloggers on digital storytelling [Europe]

Bloggers and online activists from European countries, especially from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and the Russian Federation, can apply to participate in this workshop in Odessa, Ukraine.

Deadline: 05/22/2016

Latin America

Online course focuses on gender and human trafficking for journalists [Latin America, Spain]

The Anne Frank Human Rights Corporation, Stop Human Trafficking Network and the Documentation Center on Human Trafficking offer the course "Gender perspective and media representations in the struggle against human trafficking" in Spanish.

Deadline: 05/28/2016

Communication conference open [Brazil]

Media scholars and professionals are invited to this weeklong event in São Paulo.

Deadline: 08/08/2016

Contest highlights tourism reporting [Brazil]

Journalists with stories about European tourist destinations can compete for an all-expenses trip to Flanders and Monaco.

Deadline: 08/31/2016

Middle East

Gabr Fellowship accepting applicants [Middle East, UK, US]

Young professionals can apply for a cultural exchange program that aims to build relations between future leaders from the Arab world and the West. 

Deadline: 05/30/2016

MBC group seeks investigative producer/reporter [UAE]

Journalists fluent in Arabic and English with at least five years of experience can apply for this position in Dubai.

US and Canada

Journalism conference offers scholarships [US]

The Society of Professional Journalists grants scholarships for minority, professional and student journalists to attend its annual conference in New Orleans.

Deadline: 06/05/2016

Overseas reporting fellowship open [US, Germany]

The McCloy Fellowships, sponsored by the American Council on Germany, provide journalists with the opportunity to travel to Europe or the United States to conduct on-site research and pursue stories of their own design.

Deadline: 06/01/2016

NPR offers reporting fellowship [US]

Journalists can apply for a US$24,000 fellowship to conduct a reporting project abroad.

Deadline: 07/01/2016

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