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04/06/2018

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Worldwide

TruthBuzz Fellowship seeks media professionals, partner organizations [Brazil, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, US]

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), with the support of Craig Newmark Philanthropies, has launched the TruthBuzz Fellowship, which aims to spur the production of compelling stories that fact-check and debunk misinformation.

Fellowships available for climate change conferences [Worldwide]

Professional journalists from developing countries can apply for a fellowship to cover both the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco and the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Katowice, Poland.

Deadline: 04/29/2018

Travel grant available for water, development conference [Worldwide]

Journalists from low and low-middle income nations can apply to attend World Water Week Aug. 26 to 31 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Deadline: 04/30/2018

Webinar focuses on increasing reader loyalty [Worldwide]

DigitalEd, MediaShift's online training series, will webcast "Loyalty and revenue: the new user metrics" at 1 p.m. EDT on May 2.

Conference on conflict journalism open [Worldwide]

Journalists ages 21 to 35 can apply to attend a seminar in Israel on conflict journalism, including a fully funded stay, hands-on workshops and tours of surrounding conflict zones.

Deadline: 04/30/2018

Contest seeks photos of human rights issues, anti-corruption efforts [Worldwide]

Professional and amateur photographers can enter the Allard Prize Photography Competition.

Deadline: 05/01/2018

National Geographic Traveler hosts photo contest [Worldwide]

Photographers can enter digital photos to earn a US$10,000 grand prize.

Deadline: 05/31/2018

Africa

Essay contest seeks submissions [Africa]

Individuals ages 18 to 25 are invited to write an essay about development and transformation for this year’s Leadership Essay Contest organized by the UONGOZI Institute.

Deadline: 05/18/2018

Asia Pacific

Chinadialogue seeks writer [China]

Journalists who have one to two years of experience and are familiar with environmental issues can apply for this position in Beijing.

Deadline: 04/15/2018

South China Morning Post seeks society reporter [China]

Journalists with excellent English writing skills can apply for this position in Hong Kong.

Europe

Deadline extended: ICFJ offers fellowship in data journalism [Central, Eastern Europe]

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) seeks applicants with a strong background in data journalism for a one-year ICFJ Knight Fellowship to promote data-driven reporting techniques in Central and Eastern Europe.

Deadline: 04/30/2018

ForSet offers program on data journalism [Eastern Europe, Central Eurasia]

Data journalists and civic activists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan can apply for this program in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Deadline: 04/22/2018

Grants available for community building [Eastern Europe]

Investigative journalism organizations in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia can apply for a grant from Open Society Initiative for Europe's Building Social Base and Embeddedness Program.

Deadline: 04/30/2018

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty seeks TV producer [Czech Republic, Kazakhstan]

Experienced TV journalists who are fluent in Kazakh, Russian and English can apply for this position in Prague.

Latin America

Contest highlights city photography [Brazil]

Amateur and professional photographers can send up to two digital photos of cities and everyday life.

Deadline: 06/05/2018

Scholarships available for training on the coverage of violence, poverty, inequality [Latin America]

Cosecha Roja and Open Society Foundations will select 20 journalists for a four-month online training.

Deadline: 04/26/2018

Workshop focuses on fact-checking [Brazil]

Journalism professionals, students and others interested in combating fake news can register for this course in Rio de Janeiro.

Middle East

BBC Arabic offers program for journalists with disabilities [MENA]

Arabic-speaking journalists with a disability can apply for this six-month training program in London.

Deadline: 04/16/2018

ICFJ launches training through IJNet Arabic [MENA]

Journalists across the Middle East and North Africa can participate in this multi-phase program.

US and Canada

Dart Center organizes safety training for journalists [US]

Freelance journalists are invited to apply to attend this free course Oct. 18 to 21 in New York.

Deadline: 05/04/2018

Columbia University offers lifetime achievement award [US]

Journalists whose body of work shows courage and integrity can be nominated for the John Chancellor Award and win up to US$50,000.

Deadline: 04/20/2018

National Press Foundation hosts training on fishing industry [US]

Journalists interested in the latest data and research on ocean health and sustainable fishing can apply for a fellowship to attend this program July 8 to 12 in Tampa, Florida.

Deadline: 05/14/2018

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