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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: 09/15/2018

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: 08/31/2018

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.


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: 08/15/2018

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 available [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: 09/15/2018


Documentary contest accepting entries [Russia]

Documentarians can submit films to this competition organized by Russia's Documentary Film and Television Industry Guild.

Deadline: 09/01/2018

News Impact hosts summits, academies [Europe]

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) and the Google News Lab are organizing free media innovation training and events.

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

Journalism contest in agribusiness open [Latin America, Caribbean]

Journalists and students who cover agribusiness can compete with works in Portuguese, Spanish and English.

Deadline: 07/02/2018 selects team to cover 2018 FIFA World Cup [Brazil]

Budding journalists and students interested in sports reporting must attend a free online course on sports journalism to be eligible.

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: 05/31/2018

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: 06/21/2018

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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