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Training for young film critics offered [Worldwide]

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

Deadline: 11/01/2017

Smithsonian photo contest accepting entries [Worldwide]

Professional and amateur photographers can enter for a chance to win US$2,500.

Deadline: 11/30/2018

Photojournalism contest open [Worldwide]

Photojournalists and multimedia teams can submit their work to the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar.

Deadline: 11/05/2018

NewsU hosts webinar on trust-building strategies for journalists [Worldwide]

Journalists interested in learning about earning audience trust can attend this free webinar at 2 p.m. EDT Oct. 26. 

Contest recognizes coverage of labor migration [Worldwide]

Professional journalists are invited to submit a written article, photo, audio or video to this contest organized by the International Labour Organization.

Deadline: 10/31/2018


Morland writing scholarships available [Africa]

Nonfiction and fiction writers can apply for a GBP18,000 (US$23,879) grant from the Miles Morland Foundation.

Deadline: 09/30/2018

Asia Pacific

Deadline extended: fellowship for workshop on road safety reporting [Southeast Asia]

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), is organizing a workshop Dec. 5 and 6 to improve journalists' understanding of road-safety issues and provide them with cutting-edge digital tools to create in-depth, engaging coverage.

Deadline: 10/20/2016

BBC Hindi seeks editor [India]

Experienced journalists fluent in Hindi and English can apply for a position in Delhi.

Deadline: 10/14/2016

Mongabay Reporting Network seeks story proposals [Asia]

Journalists can apply for a paid reporting initiative to investigate lesser-known issues facing the eastern Indian and western Pacific oceans.


Antiwar video competition accepting entries [Europe]

Professionals and amateur videographers from Belarus, Germany, Georgia, Russia and Ukraine can submit short videos to this contest and win a laptop and video camera.

Deadline: 10/31/2016

Fellowship sends reporters to conference on cybersecurity [Eastern Europe]

Media specialists and others from Western Balkans, Croatia and Moldova can apply to attend a conference on cybersecurity governance development in Belgrade, Serbia.

Deadline: 10/14/2016

Latin America

Workshop prepares journalists to cover UN conference on housing, urban development [Ecuador]

The International Center for Higher Communication Studies for Latin America (Ciespal, in Spanish) is organizing the workshop "What future awaits us in the world we live in?" Oct. 13 and 14 in Quito.

Deadline: 10/12/2016

University of Campinas seeks journalism researcher [Brazil]

Journalists with a doctoral degree can apply for this position in Campinas, São Paulo state.

Deadline: 10/14/2016

Course focuses on how to monetize and manage digital media [Latin America, Spain]

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and SembraMedia are offering the online training in Spanish Oct. 17 to Nov. 13.

Contest for education reporting seeks entries [Brazil]

Print and online journalists can compete for airline tickets to any state capital in Brazil.

Deadline: 11/17/2017

Middle East

Women in News program accepting nominations [MENA]

Female journalists from Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine can apply to develop the strategies, skills and support networks they need to take on a greater leadership role within their organizations.

Deadline: 09/27/2018

Fund for religion journalism available [MENA]

The Centre on Religion and Global Affairs (CRGA) Journalism Fund aims to enable journalists to write opinion editorials and essays on the role played by religions and beliefs in today's world.

US and Canada

Workshop focuses on media law [US]

The Media Law Resource Center Institute is hosting "Media law for journalists," an all-day event on Oct. 17 at Boston University.

Pacific Standard offers fellowships [US]

Budding journalists interested in public service journalism can apply for editorial and design fellowships in Santa Barbara, California.

Media fellowships covers criminal justice issues [US]

The Soros Justice Fellowships fund writers, print and broadcast journalists, bloggers, filmmakers and others to undertake projects that advance reform, spur debate and catalyze change.

Deadline: 10/22/2018

The Wall Street Journal offers internships [US]

Undergraduate, graduate students and recent graduates can apply for a summer internship in New York.

Deadline: 10/26/2018

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