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Free webinar focuses on Facebook groups for local reporting [Worldwide]

News University, the Poynter Institute e-learning project, is offering the course "Cultivating local news communities with Facebook groups" at 2 p.m. EST March 15.

Reporting fellowships to Mexico and Guatemala available [Worldwide]

Women journalists with at least three years of experience can apply for a reporting fellowship from the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF).

Deadline: 07/09/2018

iPhone photography competition open [Worldwide]

Images taken with an iPhone or iPad and not altered in Photoshop are eligible.

Deadline: 03/31/2018

Contest seeks cancer reporting [Worldwide]

Print, online and broadcast journalists can compete for the Cancer World Journalism Award.

Deadline: 05/01/2018

Grants fund investigative journalism [Worldwide]

The Fund for Investigative Journalism offers up to US$10,000 reporting grants for journalists whose stories have a U.S. angle, involving American citizens, government or businesses. 

Deadline: 09/24/2018

Documentary film contest open [Worldwide]

Filmmakers are invited to submit their work to a film festival in Perm, Russia.

Deadline: 05/10/2018


BBC hosts journalism contest [Africa]

Professional journalists with three to 10 years of experience can compete for the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award, which includes a three-month training in London.

Deadline: 03/22/2018

Thomson Reuters organizes conference on women, children trafficking [Africa]

Journalists with experience covering human trafficking are invited to apply for the lab "Unveil the hidden presence: trafficking in women and children," which will take place June 25 and 28 in Nairobi, Kenya, and Nov. 10 to 13 in London.

Deadline: 03/14/2018

Asia Pacific

Digital journalism contest open [Asia]

Undergraduate students of all disciplines can compete for the AAJA-Asia Google Digital Journalism Student Award.

Deadline: 04/30/2018

Bloomberg seeks reporter [China]

Experienced financial journalists can apply for a position in Shanghai or Beijing.


Scholarships available for data journalism training in Germany [Europe, Eastern Europe]

Data journalists from Baltic states, Belarus, Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and Germany can participate in this English-language course offered by the Interlink Academy for International Dialog and Journalism.

Deadline: 03/04/2018

Story Lab accepting applicants [UK]

Aspiring investigative journalists can apply for a three-month training and mentoring program organized by The Ferret and the Centre for Investigative Journalism in Scotland. 

Deadline: 03/23/2018

Latin America

Carolina Foundation offers scholarship program [Latin America]

Journalists, media specialists and students can apply for scholarships to undertake postgraduate studies in Spain.

Deadline: 03/20/2018 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.

Free online course focuses on biodiversity for journalists [Latin America]

Environmental news magazine Claves21 is organizing a nine-week online course beginning June 11.

Deadline: 06/08/2018

Contest seeks animal health, agriculture reporting [Brazil]

Broadcast, print and online journalists are invited to submit works on scientific solutions aimed at animal and plant health and nutrition.

Deadline: 03/26/2018

Middle East

Grants available for visual arts [MENA]

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) is accepting applications in the visual arts category as part of its 2018 general grants program. 

Deadline: 05/01/2018

Arab journalism contest seeks entries [MENA]

Journalists who reported on an issue related to the rights of migrant workers, refugees and human trafficking are invited to submit their works to a competition organized by the Tamkeen Center. 

Deadline: 04/05/2018

US and Canada

Deadline approaching: reporting trip to Japan [Canada, US]

Professional journalists who have a strong interest in covering Japan can apply for this weeklong fellowship organized by the Foreign Press Center Japan (FPCJ).

Deadline: 03/09/2018

Visual storytelling workshop offers scholarships [US]

The Kalish Workshop is a weeklong training program on visual communication across a variety of platforms, such as mobile, tablet, web and print.

Deadline: 04/01/2018

Mother Jones offers fellowship [US]

Journalists interested in investigating national stories can apply for a paid fellowship in San Francisco or Washington.

Deadline: 04/01/2018

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