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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.

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ICFJ Anywhere offers webinar on Panama Papers coverage for data and investigative journalists [Worldwide]

Journalists worldwide can join a free webinar on May 25 at 10 a.m. EDT and learn how newsrooms across many countries collaborated to report on the Panama Papers.

Thomson Reuters offers conflict reporting lab, grants [Worldwide]

Journalists from the developing world, United States, Canada and Germany can apply for the program "Uncovering Security: Emerging Threats" in London.

Deadline: 07/12/2016

Foreign policy fellowship accepting applications [Worldwide]

Women academics, entrepreneurs, journalists, students and business professionals ages 25 and older can apply for online training and mentoring at media institutions.

Deadline: 12/21/2016

Poynter's NewsU hosts webinar on mobile journalism [Worldwide]

Journalists will learn the latest apps, tips and tricks for reporting with a smartphone during a webinar at 2:00 p.m. EDT on May 25.

Fellowships send journalists to HIV and TB conferences [Worldwide]

Print and online journalists can apply for a fellowship to cover the 2016 AIDS conference and TB pre-conference in Durban, South Africa.

Deadline: 06/01/2016

Forum Freelance Fund offers safety training bursary [Worldwide]

Independent journalists and documentary filmmakers who focus on human rights abuses can apply for funding.

Deadline: 06/30/2016


Contest highlights LGBTI reporting [Africa]

Writers and photographers who focus on gender, human rights and sexuality can apply for the Gerald Kraak Award.

Deadline: 07/31/2016

Women's empowerment fellowship available [Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco]

Women ages 25 to 40 are invited to apply for this program funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Deadline: 06/01/2016

Asia Pacific

Independent journalism funding available [East Timor]

Young journalists can apply for the Balibo Five-Roger East Fellowship.

Deadline: 06/01/2016

BuzzFeed seeks editor [India]

Experienced digital journalists can apply for this position in Mumbai.


Youth journalism contest open [Russia]

Journalists ages 25 and younger can submit articles on socially important issues.

Deadline: 08/15/2016

Grants for journalism training open [UK]

The Journalism Diversity Fund offers grants to budding, diverse British journalists planning to attend courses accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists.

Deadline: 04/05/2017

Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship open [Eastern Europe]

Journalists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine can apply for this nine-month program with RFE/RL.

Deadline: 06/06/2016

Deadline extended: journalism exchange fellowship [US, Austria]

Print, broadcast and freelance journalists ages 21 to 38 can apply for a six-week fellowship in Austria or the United States.

Deadline: 06/12/2016

Latin America

Journalism contest focuses on information safety [Latin America]

The grand winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2017 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, followed by a trip to Slovakia to visit the headquarters of ESET software company.

Deadline: 08/09/2016

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

CFPD hosts online workshop on social media strategies [Latin America]

Participants will learn to use social networks as sources of information and communication platforms, create their own brand and develop strategies for building online communities.

Deadline: 02/12/2017

Knight Center hosts free online course in Portuguese [Brazil]

Journalists and other professionals can participate in the four-week course "News video production for the internet."

Middle East

ACSS launches postdoctoral fellowship program [MENA]

Media scholars who graduated from a Ph.D. program in the past three years can apply for a nine-month fellowship program offered by the Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS).

Deadline: 06/13/2016

US and Canada

Contest honors broadcast, documentary, digital reporting [US]

Journalists whose work aired in the United States can apply for the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards.

Deadline: 07/01/2016

Dart Center offers safety training for journalists [US]

Freelance journalists can apply for partial scholarships to attend this course in New York.

Deadline: 07/15/2016

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