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05/22/2017

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Worldwide

Solutions Journalism Network hosts webinar [Worldwide]

Journalists and others interested in solutions journalism can attend this webinar at 11 a.m. EDT on June 8.

Conference on conflict journalism open [Worldwide]

Journalists ages 21 to 35 can apply to attend a seminar in Israel on conflict journalism, including a fully funded stay, hands-on workshops and tours of surrounding conflict zones.

Deadline: 06/07/2017

Reporting Right Livelihood grants launched [Worldwide]

Print, online, photo and broadcast journalists and journalism students in their final year of studies can apply for a grant to cover real solutions to global problems.

Deadline: 06/15/2017

Contest highlights audio documentaries, stories [Worldwide]

The Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition will honor the best audio work produced between July 2015 and July 2017.

Deadline: 07/11/2017

Digital media resources available [Worldwide]

The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism offers free tutorials on video and animation, audio, data visualization, multimedia, reporting and public records, social media and web development.

Africa

Media integrity contest accepting nominations [South Africa]

The South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) and the Nieman Society of Southern Africa are calling for nominations for the 2017 Nat Nakasa Award for Media Integrity.

Deadline: 05/28/2017

Deutsche Welle hosts blog contest [Nigeria]

Bloggers who focus on the environment can enter this contest for a chance to win a two-week internship at Deutsche Welle in Germany, among other prizes.

Deadline: 05/26/2017

Asia Pacific

Summer institute focuses on news literacy [Southeast Asia]

Journalists from Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Timor-Leste and Vietnam are encouraged to apply for the Summer Institute for News Literacy Fellows Aug. 1 to 3 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Deadline: 07/01/2017

Europe

Youth journalism contest open [Russia]

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

Deadline: 08/15/2017

Fellowship brings journalists to US [Europe]

The Transatlantic Media Fellowships, sponsored by the Atlantic Council, give fellows the opportunity to spend up to three months in the United States.

Workshop for young journalists open [Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia]

Journalists ages 18 to 27 from Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia can participate in this workshop in Potsdam, Germany.

Deadline: 06/12/2017

Latin America

FNPI organizes entrepreneurial, innovative journalism workshop [Latin America]

Journalists working on an independent media project, application or new journalistic product can apply to attend this training July 13 to 15 Lima, Peru.

Deadline: 06/14/2017

Cuonda and CUNY call for podcast pitches in Spanish [Latin America, Spain]

The winner will be able to produce, host and promote a full season of his or her podcast on the Cuonda platform, which will also provide support to find sponsors and create quality content.

Deadline: 06/01/2017

Competition to fund stories on violence against women [Brazil]

Journalism students are invited to pitch story ideas to the Vladimir Herzog Institute.

Deadline: 06/19/2017

Abraji holds investigative journalism conference [Brazil]

The Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism invites journalism professionals and students to this event June 29 to July 1 in São Paulo.

Middle East

Deadline extended: IJNet's Mentoring Center accepting applications [MENA]

Media entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa can apply to take their digital projects to the next level.

Deadline: 06/04/2017

Deadline extended: UN hosts digital journalism training [MENA]

Palestinian journalists and other media practitioners can apply for this training organized by the UN Department of Public Information's Palestine, Decolonization and Human Rights Section.

Deadline: 06/12/2017

US and Canada

Vox-ProPublica Video Fellowship open [US]

Video producers can apply for a fellowship to be embedded in Vox’s team, producing work fueled by ProPublica’s reporting.

Deadline: 05/31/2017

Travel scholarships available for workshop on racial profiling [US]

Journalists from all media platforms can apply to attend a pre-session workshop at the Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference in Phoenix.

Deadline: 06/01/2017

Contest focuses on coverage of natural resources [US]

Journalists who write about natural resources can compete for an award from the Renewable Natural Resources Foundation.

Deadline: 06/02/2017

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