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Center for Excellence in Journalism offers course in Reporting for Television [Pakistan]

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Sustainable Arts Foundation hosts contest [Worldwide]

Writers who have at least one child under the age of 18 can compete for US$2,000 to US$6,000 cash prizes.

Deadline: 09/02/2016

Free English course for journalists open [Worldwide]

The University of Pennsylvania will offer the Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) "English for Journalism," starting Aug. 15 through Coursera.

Deadline: 08/15/2016

Media arts residency in Japan open [Worldwide]

Media arts creators ages 20 to 35 can apply to travel to Tokyo and create new works while interacting with Japanese creators.

Deadline: 08/19/2016

Documentary film festival accepting entries [Worldwide]

Filmmakers and broadcast journalists can participate in the Northern Character Festival in Murmansk, Russia.

Deadline: 09/15/2018

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

Contest recognizes independent magazines [Worldwide]

Independent publishers can compete for the Stack Awards in 10 categories.

Deadline: 10/07/2016


Travel fellowship available for entrepreneurship conference [Africa]

Journalists are invited to attend and cover the Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum Oct. 13 to 15 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Deadline: 07/31/2017

Asia Pacific

EarthRights International seeks intern [Thailand]

Aspiring visual storytellers can apply for this position in Chiang Mai.


Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library hosts photo contest [Russia]

Photographers who take pictures abroad and foreigners who photograph life in Russia can submit their images.

Deadline: 12/01/2017

Contest seeks multimedia content on the Balkans [Europe]

Aspiring travel journalists can compete for cash prizes from

Deadline: 01/31/2017

Workshop on photojournalism open [Spain]

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

Latin America

Online workshop on mobile journalism open [Latin America]

Professional journalists can register for this online course in Spanish offered by Mexico's University of Guadalajara.

Deadline: 04/15/2018

Free online course focuses on human rights for journalists [Brazil]

Conectas, in partnership with the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji, in Portuguese), is offering this course starting Nov. 5.

Deadline: 09/16/2018

Contest awards human rights reporting [Brazil]

Professional journalists can apply for the Vladimir Herzog Journalism Prize for Amnesty and Human Rights.

Deadline: 07/23/2018

Middle East

International fellowship for graphic novel open [Middle East, Africa]

Illustrators and artists are invited to apply for this fellowship at CORRECTIV, an investigative newsroom in Berlin.

Deadline: 08/31/2016

Reporting fellowship brings international journalists to US [MENA]

Early to midcareer journalists who are citizens of Muslim-majority countries are eligible for the 2018 Daniel Pearl Fellowship.

Deadline: 08/31/2017

Climate Tracker launches journalism program [MENA]

Aspiring journalists are invited to write two articles for a chance to win a trip to a UN climate change conference in Bonn, Germany.

US and Canada

ProPublica seeks student reporters [US]

Journalism students of color who work or want to work at college journalism outlets can compete for a US$4,500 stipend and mentorship.

Deadline: 08/15/2016

Vox Media seeks journalists [US]

Experienced journalists can apply for several positions in Washington.

Associated Press Media Editors offers workshop [US]

Journalism professionals, academics and students can attend a two-day NewsTrain workshop in Greenville, South Carolina.

Deadline: 07/27/2018

ICFJ offers UN reporting fellowship [North America]

Journalists can apply for a reporting fellowship in New York focusing on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Deadline: 08/15/2016

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