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UN organizes journalism competition [Worldwide]

Journalists who cover the United Nations, including its agencies and field operations, are eligible for prizes totaling over US$60,000.

Deadline: 09/01/2017

Webinar offers guidance on police violence, arrests of journalists [Worldwide]

The National Press Foundation hosts the free webinar "What to do if you are assaulted or arrested" at 1 p.m. EDT July 11.

Environmental communication program seeks mentees, mentors [Worldwide]

The Ensia Mentor Program offers aspiring environmental journalists an opportunity to create an article, video, image gallery, infographic or other work under the guidance of an experienced communicator.

Alfred Friendly Press Partners Fellowship open [Worldwide]

Print, broadcast and online journalists from developing countries can apply for an annual program that brings journalists to American newsrooms.

Deadline: 08/31/2017

Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism accepting applicants [Worldwide]

Graduates and midcareer professionals in journalism, technology, business and design can apply for this program to develop their own media startup in New York.

Deadline: 07/31/2017


Africa-China Reporting Project hosts symposium [South Africa]

Journalists and others interested in reporting about Africa-China relations are invited to this event July 20 in Johannesburg.

Fact-checking competition open [Africa]

Print, broadcast and online journalists can submit reports that exposed misleading claims made by public figures and institutions.

Deadline: 08/31/2017

Asia Pacific

Online course covers multimedia storytelling with a smartphone [Pakistan]

Journalists with at least one year of experience can apply for a free, four-week online course offered by the Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA).

Investigative reporting fellowships open [Japan, US]

The Abe Fellowship for Journalists is designed to encourage in-depth coverage of topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan.

Deadline: 09/15/2017


Documentary contest open [Russia]

Documentarians can submit films to this contest organized by the Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation and Russia's Documentary Film and Television Industry Guild.

Deadline: 09/01/2017

News Impact Summit open [Europe]

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) and the Google News Lab are organizing a public event focusing on "Truth, tech and community: building bridges to foster journalism innovation" June 29 in Hamburg, Germany.

NOOR Foundation offers training on documentary photography [Kazakhstan]

Young photographers can apply for this free training in Almaty.

Deadline: 07/02/2017

Latin America

TEM Foundation hosts training in narrative journalism [Argentina]

The Tomás Eloy Martínez Foundation and Editorial Perfil offer this four-month specialization beginning in August in Buenos Aires.

Deadline: 07/20/2017

IACHR offers internships and professional visits [Latin America]

Students and professionals from various disciplines, including journalism, can work for at least three months at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) in Costa Rica.

Deadline: 07/01/2017

Contest for agricultural reporting open [Latin America, Caribbean]

Journalists and students who cover agribusiness can compete for the 2017 Massey Ferguson Journalism Awards.

Deadline: 09/04/2017 seeks collaborators [Brazil]

Budding journalists and students interested in sports reporting are invited to submit an article and attend a free course on sports journalism to become a virtual collaborator.

Middle East

Deadline extended: training for producers and directors [MENA]

Arab filmmakers can apply for the Med Film Factory in Amman, Jordan.

Deadline: 08/15/2017

Al Bawaba seeks news editor [Jordan]

Journalists fluent in English can apply for this position in Amman.

US and Canada

Scholarship available for public radio conference [US]

Producers and program makers who self-identify as part of a minority group can apply for AIR's New Voices Scholarships.

Deadline: 06/30/2017

Fellowship for editorial writing available [US]

Midcareer editorial writers or columnists can apply for a US$75,000 fellowship to expand their knowledge of a public interest issue.

Deadline: 06/22/2017

Total Newsroom Training open [US]

Small to medium-size news organizations can apply for in-house investigative training from the Investigative Reporters and Editors.

Deadline: 07/02/2017

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