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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.

Mongabay seeks reporting pitches [Worldwide]

Experienced journalists are invited to submit pitches in English on conservation technology.

Film festival seeks entries [Worldwide]

Filmmakers can participate in this festival Sept. 15 to 22 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Deadline: 05/31/2018

Free journalism festival to be livestreamed [Worldwide]

The International Journalism Festival will take place April 11 to 15 in Perugia, Italy. Topics range from solutions journalism, fact-checking and data breaches to online harassment, visual storytelling, the future of journalism and more.

Filmmakers Without Borders offers grants [Worldwide]

Novice and experienced documentarians can submit a proposal for grants ranging from US$100 to US$5,000.

Deadline: 06/01/2018

Contest highlights coverage of food sustainability [Worldwide]

The Thomson Reuters Foundation and the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition organize the Food Sustainability Media Award to encourage journalists to report on food sustainability and today's food paradoxes.  

Deadline: 05/31/2018


Platform for digital journalism training launched [Africa]

Code for Africa's StoryLab Academy is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) designed for African journalists on topics such as data journalism, investigative reporting, multimedia storytelling, verification, geojournalism and digital security.

KAS Media Africa seeks program manager [South Africa]

Media professionals with excellent English and French skills can apply for this position in Johannesburg.

Deadline: 04/15/2018

Asia Pacific

CNN seeks senior news editor [China]

Experienced television and digital journalists can apply for this position in Hong Kong.

OSCE offers free training on security [Kyrgyzstan]

Journalism students can apply for this Russian-language program to be held April 26 to 29 near the lake of Issyk Kul.

Deadline: 04/11/2018

Environmental think tank seeks communications manager [China]

Professionals with at least five years of relevant experience and strong command of written and spoken English can apply for this position at Civic Exchange in Hong Kong.

Deadline: 04/06/2018


Deadline approaching: contest seeks documentary projects [Lusophone countries]

Documentarians from Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe and Timor-Leste can compete for funds from the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries.

Deadline: 04/06/2018

Funds available for cross-border investigative reporting [Europe]

Teams of investigative reporters in at least two EU countries can apply for grants up to EUR50,000 from the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) and the International Press Institute (IPI), with support from the European Union Commission. 

Deadline: 05/03/2018

Latin America

FNPI, Oxfam offer photojournalism grant [Latin America, Spain]

The winner will receive US$5,000 to fund a photojournalism project on gender inequality.

Deadline: 05/21/2018

IPYS Venezuela organizes investigative journalism contest [Latin America]

Journalists and students who have produced investigative pieces about Venezuela and can demonstrate fieldwork in that country are eligible for a cash prize.

Deadline: 05/01/2018

Contest focuses on science, technology journalism [Brazil]

Media outlets who have contributed to the communication of scientific knowledge in Brazil can compete for the José Reis Prize.

Deadline: 04/16/2018

Middle East

Fellowship for political journalism in Germany available [MENA]

Young journalists from Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Israel and Palestine can apply for a two-month reporting fellowship.

Deadline: 06/16/2018

Workshop for syrian investigative journalists [MENA]

Syrian journalists ages 23 to 38 and interested in investigative journalism can attend this workshop in Istanbul, Turkey.

Deadline: 07/22/2018

US and Canada

ProPublica Diversity Scholarship open [US]

High school, undergraduate and graduate students can apply to attend the conferences of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists, the Asian American Journalists Association, the Native American Journalists Association or the Association of LGBTQ Journalists.

Deadline: 04/30/2018

Funding available for hostile environment training [Canada]

The Forum Freelance Fund provides bursaries of up to CAD2,500 (US$1,942) to help freelancers attend hazardous environment safety training courses.

Deadline: 04/19/2018

Russell Sage Foundation hosts journalist scholar [US]

Journalists with at least five years of experience who report on social, economic or political conditions can apply for a fellowship in New York.

Deadline: 05/01/2018

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