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11/13/2017

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Worldwide

Thomson Reuters Foundation organizes course on reporting transnational organized crime [Worldwide]

Journalists with at least five years of experience who have covered organized crime can apply for a scholarship to attend this free training in Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: 11/24/2017

Human rights program open for journalists [Worldwide]

Journalists and others from low-income countries can apply for this program at Columbia University in New York.

Deadline: 01/31/2018

NewsU hosts webinar on curating newsletters [Worldwide]

Media professionals and others interested in improving their newsletters can attend the online seminar "Editors as curators: how to engage audiences with nimble newsletters" at 2 p.m. EST Nov. 16.

Poynter organizes leadership academy for women [Worldwide]

The Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media is a free program that aims to help women gain and polish the skills and knowledge needed to rise to the highest levels of media leadership.

Deadline: 11/30/2017

Student film festival focuses on women’s issues [Worldwide]

College and high school students can submit their short films and win cash prizes from the Harvard College Social Innovation Collaborative and Connecther.

Deadline: 01/20/2018

Africa

Journalists for Human Rights seeks media trainer [South Sudan]

Journalists with at least three years of experience can apply for this position in Juba.

Deadline: 11/17/2017

Media scholarships for women available [Africa]

Aspiring media managers from Angola, Botswana, the DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe can apply for a scholarship to study at Rhodes University’s Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership. 

Deadline: 11/24/2017

Asia Pacific

Financial journalism competition open [India]

Journalists who work in newspapers and magazines in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai are eligible.

Deadline: 01/15/2018

China Radio International seeks journalists [China]

English-speaking journalists can apply for several positions in Beijing.

Europe

Data hackathon for journalists open [Russia]

Journalists, developers and designers ages 30 and younger can apply to attend this free event in Kazan.

Deadline: 11/30/2017

Fellowship sends journalists to Russia [Germany, UK, US]

Journalists ages 25 to 35 can apply for the Alfa Fellowship Program, a professional development exchange program that places qualified candidates at leading organizations in Russia. 

Deadline: 12/01/2017

Film festival open [Central, Eastern Europe]

Festival goEast, organized by the German Film Institute, will take place April 18 to 24, 2018 in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Deadline: 12/31/2017

Workshop focuses on reporting on Islamic State [Spain]

The Escuela de Periodismo UAM/El País is organizing the workshop "Journalism and the Islamic State" on Dec. 2 in Madrid.

Latin America

Online course focuses on how to write for the web [Latin America, Spain]

Participants will learn to write, structure and optimize digital content in this course offered by the Center for Training in Digital Journalism at the University of Guadalajara.

Deadline: 01/08/2018

Deadline approaching: online course on access to information law [Brazil]

Journalists and journalism students can apply for this free course offered by the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji).

Deadline: 11/13/2017

Knight Center offers free online course on Python programming [Brazil]

Journalists and others can participate in this four-week course in Portuguese.

Middle East

Arab Studies Journal calls for papers [MENA]

Journalists, academics and students from the Arab world are invited to submit their papers.

BBC seeks TV producer [Lebanon]

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

US and Canada

Google offers journalism fellowships [US]

Undergraduate and graduate students interested in using technology to tell stories can apply for a 10-week summer program.

Deadline: 01/15/2018

Scripps Howard Foundation offers fellowships [US]

Budding journalists can apply for a 12-month fellowship at either Scripps News Washington Bureau/Newsy or ProPublica.

Deadline: 12/15/2017

RTDNA scholarships, fellowships open [US]

Journalism students and young journalists can apply for up to US$10,000 in grants.

Deadline: 01/15/2018

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