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8 worldwide journalism opportunities to apply for in August

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Poynter offers fact-checking fellowships [Worldwide]

Fact-checkers who want to spend time embedded at a fact-checking organization in another country can apply for a US$2,500 fellowship.

Deadline: 08/31/2018

Webinar covers social media branding, strategy [Worldwide]

The Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) will host this webinar at 3 p.m. EDT on Aug. 11.

CUNY launches Resilience Journalism Fellowship [Worldwide]

Midcareer journalists interested in climate change reporting can apply for this program in New York.

Deadline: 08/31/2017

Bitch Media seeks fellows [Worldwide]

Writers who are interested in feminism and social justice can apply for a remote, three-month fellowship. 

Deadline: 07/31/2018

Photojournalism contest seeks entries [Worldwide]

The Carmignac Foundation will support in the implementation, production and promotion of an in-depth project on deforestation in the Amazon.

Deadline: 10/07/2018

Early Childhood Development Reporting Fellowship open [Africa, Asia, Brazil]

Journalists covering issues of child health and development in Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania are eligible for a yearlong program that includes training, mentoring, reporting trips and financial support.

Deadline: 03/04/2018


Press photo competition open [Uganda]

Photographers and photojournalists can compete for the Uganda Press Photo Award.

Deadline: 09/01/2017

Contest highlights coverage of infertility [East Africa]

Journalists and students can compete for the Merck More than a Mother Media Recognition Awards.

Deadline: 08/31/2017

Asia Pacific

Workshops focuses on digital skills [Nepal]

StoryCycle and the British Embassy in Nepal are organizing a series of journalism workshops in August in Kathmandu.


Journalism contest focuses on internet domains [Russia]

Print, broadcast and online journalists who write about internet domains and other internet addressing systems can compete for the Dot-Journalism Contest.

Deadline: 10/01/2018

Contest recognizes reporting on ethnic issues [Russia]

Journalists from federal, regional and ethnic media can compete in several categories, including television, radio, print, internet and more.

Deadline: 09/01/2018

UNDP hosts Open Data Media Camp [Romania]

Investigative journalists, activists, NGO representatives and bloggers interested in open data, research and watchdog activities are invited to this all-expenses-paid event in September.

Deadline: 08/17/2017

Latin America

Workshop focuses on travel journalism [Argentina]

Periodistas Viajeros is organizing a workshop divided into eight classes beginning Aug. 9 in Buenos Aires.

Deadline: 08/05/2017

Thomson Reuters seeks trafficking, slavery correspondent [Brazil]

Experienced journalists fluent in Portuguese and English can apply for this position in São Paulo.

Douglas Tweedale Memorial Fellowship calls for applications [Latin America]

Beginning to midcareer journalists interested in digital media can apply for a three-week program in the United States.

Deadline: 08/08/2017

Contest for social entrepreneurship reporting open [Brazil]

Journalists and students can compete for cash prizes.

Deadline: 10/11/2017

Middle East

Grants for women filmmakers open [MENA]

Audiovisual professionals in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia can apply to this program funded by the European Union.

Deadline: 09/15/2017

OSN seeks copywriter  [UAE]

Experienced journalists with excellent knowledge of English can apply for this position in Dubai.

US and Canada

WordCamp for Publishers open [US]

Anyone who actively manages a publication with WordPress is invited to attend this event Aug. 17 to 19 in Denver.

State Department offers travel fellowship [US]

The Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship provides an academic year of travel abroad to report on themes including people, nature and our changing world.

Deadline: 10/06/2017

Alicia Patterson reporting fellowship open [US]

Full-time print reporters, writers, editors and photographers can apply for a US$40,000 fellowship.

Deadline: 10/01/2018

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