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09/18/2017

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Call for entries: Reporting fellowship on migration and climate for Nigerian journalists

Nigerian journalists are invited to apply for a reporting fellowship aimed at improved coverage of migration due to conflict or instability and the resulting impact on climate and economic prospects.

New Opportunities by Region

Worldwide

Iceland Writers Retreat open [Worldwide]

Writers interested in developing their skills and contacts can apply for full or partial funding for this program in Reykjavik in April 2018.

Deadline: 10/31/2017

Documentary film festival on human rights seeks entries [Worldwide]

Documentarians who focus on human rights can submit their works to this contest in Kiev, Ukraine.

Deadline: 11/30/2017

Fellowship funds reporting on gender, development and civil society issues in Senegal [Worldwide]

Professional journalists who have reported for influential media outlets can apply for a fellowship from the International Reporting Project (IRP).

Deadline: 09/24/2017

Obama Foundation launches fellowship [Worldwide]

Journalists and others who are altering the civic engagement landscape can apply for this two-year, nonresidential program. 

Deadline: 10/06/2017

Training for young film critics offered [Worldwide]

Journalists younger than 30 can apply to cover the International Film Festival Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

Deadline: 11/01/2017

Travel grants available for World Science Forum in Jordan [Worldwide]

Twenty-five international journalists will receive free registration, accommodation, onsite catering and a travel stipend of up to EUR350 (US$420).

Deadline: 09/22/2017

The Globe Post seeks freelancers, interns [Asia, Europe, Middle East, US]

Budding journalists can apply to develop their own story ideas or work on an assignment basis.

Africa

Reporting workshop calls for proposals [Africa, China]

The Africa-China Reporting Project at Wits Journalism is accepting applications for the Africa-China Reporting Workshop and Fieldwork Project Nov. 7 to 20 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Participants will receive airfare, accommodations and reporting stipends. 

Deadline: 09/29/2017

Asia Pacific

Earth Journalism Network seeks content coordinator [Indonesia]

Media professionals with three to five years experience with environmental reporting and/or training of media professionals can apply for this position in Jakarta.

Deadline: 09/20/2017

Europe

Doctors Without Borders seeks communications officer [Ireland]

Media professionals can apply for this position in Dublin.

Deadline: 09/25/2017

Reporting contest focuses on migration [Armenia]

The International Center for Migration Policy Development, Repat Armenia and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are organizing the journalism contest "Suitcase 2017."

Deadline: 11/01/2017

Latin America

Free webinar on innovative journalism open [Latin America, Spain]

The Master in Journalism Innovation at the Miguel Hernández University offers the online seminar "Innovative journalism in Latin America" at 6 p.m. (CET) Nov. 14.  

Population Reference Bureau offers training on public health journalism [South America]

Mid- to senior-level journalists from Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru can submit an idea for a data-rich public health story they want to develop during the 2017 World Conference of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Investigative journalism contest accepting submissions [Latin America, Caribbean]

Journalists who published or broadcast investigative reports in English, Spanish or Portuguese can compete to win up to US$10,000.

Deadline: 10/01/2017

Chicas Poderosas hosts Design Sprint Weekend [Brazil]

Aspiring women entrepreneurs and their teams will learn human-centered design for their independent media project Oct. 14 and 15 in Manaus, Oct. 28 and 29 in Recife and Nov. 4 and 5 in São Paulo.

ESPN seeks interns [Brazil]

Students expected to graduate in December 2019 or July 2020 can apply for this internship in São Paulo.

Deadline: 10/04/2017

Middle East

Gulf News seeks videographer [UAE]

Experienced broadcast journalists can apply for this position in Dubai.

Deadline approaching: Sky News Arabia seeks digital multimedia producer [MENA]

Journalists with at least four years of experience can apply for this position in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Deadline: 09/18/2017

US and Canada

The Texas Tribune seeks fellows [US]

Aspiring journalists and programmers can apply for data visualization, reporting, copy editing, photo editing, art, engagement and events fellowships in Austin, Texas.

Deadline: 10/01/2017

Fellowships send journalism students abroad [US]

Graduate and undergraduate students studying in American universities and Americans studying abroad can apply for one of 16 scholarships or fellowships.

Deadline: 12/01/2017

Writing residency accepting applicants [US]

Journalists, essayists, economists, naturalists, screenwriters and other writers can apply for a two- or four-week session at the Mesa Refuge in Point Reyes Station, California.

Deadline: 12/01/2017

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