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Weekly Bulletin
08/21/2017

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Worldwide

Fellowship focuses on health policy reporting [Worldwide]

Professional journalists are invited to pitch a story idea for the Health Systems Global (HSG) Media Fellowships Program.

Deadline: 09/30/2017

Documentary film festival accepting entries [Worldwide]

Filmmakers and broadcast journalists can participate in the Northern Character Festival in Murmansk, Russia.

Deadline: 09/15/2017

Thomson Reuters Foundation seeks editor [Worldwide]

Journalists with at least five years of experience can apply for this remote position with the Wealth of Nations program.

Deadline: 08/28/2017

Residency program to investigate human rights in Brazil [Worldwide]

Foreign reporters who speak Portuguese or Spanish can apply for accommodations and mentorship in Rio de Janeiro.

The Epoch Times hosts journalism contest [Worldwide]

Journalists are invited to submit inspiring stories for a chance to win up to US$5,000.

Deadline: 09/18/2017

NewsU at Poynter hosts free webinar on data journalism tool [Worldwide]

The course "Find stories in data faster and collaborate better with data.world: a digital tools tutorial" will be broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Aug. 31.

Africa

Agricultural journalism masterclass open [Nigeria]

The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) is accepting applications for its Agricultural Journalism Training Program late October.

Deadline: 08/31/2017

BBC seeks field producer [Kenya]

Experienced journalists fluent in English can apply for this position in Nairobi.

Asia Pacific

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.

Europe

Online course on communication and human rights open [Latin America, Spain]

The Instituto de Derechos Humanos de Cataluña (IDHC) organizes the course "Communication with a human rights approach, tools for a more human journalism" Sept. 4 to Oct. 15.

Internews offers grants for investigative reporting [Kazakhstan]

Media outlets that are involved in investigative journalism can apply for small grants.

Deadline: 08/31/2017

Grants for journalism training available [UK]

The Journalism Diversity Fund offers grants to budding, diverse British journalists planning to attend courses accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists.

Deadline: 11/15/2017

Latin America

Workshop covers visual narratives and documentary strategies for photographers [Mexico]

Participants will learn to produce documentaries with photographic archive material starting Sept. 29 in Mexico City.

Deadline: 09/18/2017

Journalism contest focuses on information safety [Latin America]

The grand winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2018 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, followed by a trip to Slovakia to visit the headquarters of ESET software company.

Deadline: 08/29/2017

Abraji offers online course in data journalism with SQL [Brazil]

Journalists who want to learn how to access and analyze public data can enroll in this three-week course from the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism.

Middle East

Small grants program open [MENA]

Activists and journalists residing in the Arab region can apply for grants averaging US$4,000.

Deadline: 11/03/2017

Young peacebuilder program open [MENA]

Journalists ages 18 to 25 with the potential to shape opinion and engage their communities can apply for this program organized by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC).

Deadline: 08/31/2017

US and Canada

Magazine offers internships, fellowship [US]

Journalism students and recent graduates who want to report on natural resources, the environment and community issues can apply for a stint at the High Country News in Paonia, Colorado.

Deadline: 11/01/2017

National Press Foundation offers training on aging reporting [US]

Journalists interested in the latest data and research on aging can apply for an all-expenses-paid fellowship to attend a four-day seminar in Washington.

Deadline: 09/06/2017

Southern Environmental Law Center organizes journalism contest [US]

Journalists who focused on environmental issues in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia can compete for the Reed Environmental Writing Award.

Deadline: 10/01/2017

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