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UN fellowship available for journalists from developing countries [Worldwide]

Journalists ages 22 to 35 can apply for the 2018 Reham Al-Farra (RAF) Memorial Journalists Fellowship in New York.

Deadline: 05/07/2018

NewsU hosts free webinar on mass shootings reporting [Worldwide]

Journalists interested in best practices in covering mass violence can register for this online course at 2 p.m. EDT May 31.

Getty Images offers grants for editorial photography [Worldwide]

Photojournalists looking to pursue projects of personal and journalistic significance can apply for a US$15,000 grant.

Deadline: 05/15/2018

Longform essay competition open [Worldwide]

Writers ages 35 and younger can compete for the 2018 Bodley Head/Financial Times Essay Prize.

Deadline: 05/31/2018

Logan Nonfiction Program open [Worldwide]

Journalists, documentarians, photographers and multimedia producers working on longform, deeply reported nonfiction projects can apply for a fellowship in Rensselaerville, New York.

Deadline: 06/15/2018


UNESCO launches Instagram photo contest [Africa]

Photographers ages 18 to 28 are invited to submit photos of a World Heritage site in Africa for a chance to win a trip.

Deadline: 04/30/2018

Media integrity contest accepting nominations [South Africa]

The South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) and the Nieman Society of Southern Africa are calling for nominations for the 2018 Nat Nakasa Award for Media Integrity.

Deadline: 05/15/2018

Asia Pacific

CGTN seeks sports journalist [China]

Journalists with sports reporting experience can apply for this position in Beijing.

Contest highlights reporting on cooperation with EU [Kazakhstan]

Journalists ages 18 to 35 can enter this contest for a chance to participate in a weeklong internship program to study EU institutions and media in Brussels.

Deadline: 04/30/2018

The Economist seeks editor [Asia]

Journalists with at least five years of editing experience can apply for a position in Hong Kong.


Documentary contest seeks entries [Russia]

Documentarians can compete for a RUB100,000 cash prize from the Center Festival, an annual film festival about urban culture and contemporary society.

Deadline: 07/15/2018

Workshop covers reporting on Africa [Spain]

This one-day workshop will address some of the essential aspects when reporting on areas of conflict and humanitarian crises in Africa.

Global Media Forum to showcase startups [Germany]

Media entrepreneurs can apply to present their startups and join a community of media innovators at this event June 13 in Bonn.

Deadline: 05/21/2018

Latin America

Funding available for health documentaries [Brazil]

Seven projects, including one animation and six documentaries, will receive BRL85,000 to BRL220,000, in addition to the Fiocruz Video Seal.

Deadline: 06/06/2018

Free online course focuses on data journalism and SDGs [Latin America]

Participants will learn theoretical and practical tools for working on data-based stories about the UN's Global Development Goals (SDGs).

Investigative journalism seminar calls for papers [Brazil]

Journalism academics, students and professionals can submit research papers to this seminar, which is part of the 13th International Congress of Investigative Journalism in São Paulo.

Deadline: 04/30/2018

Middle East

Media fellowship for social issues forum available [MENA]

Professional journalists, journalism students and entrepreneurs ages 20 to 35 can participate in this workshop Oct. 29 to 30 in Barcelona, Spain.

Deadline: 06/30/2018

Media and Digital Literacy Academy open [Lebanon]

Young media educators, students, journalists and activists can apply for this training Aug. 7 to 18 at the American University in Beirut.

Deadline: 05/15/2018

US and Canada

Council for the Advancement of Science Writing hosts contest [US]

Journalists ages 30 and younger who cover scientific issues can apply for the Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award.

Deadline: 06/30/2018

Society of Professional Journalists seeks conference interns [US]

Journalism students can apply to cover the 2018 Excellence in Journalism conference Sept. 27 to 29 in Baltimore.

Deadline: 04/30/2018

Fellowships to attend women symposium open [US]

The Journalism & Women Symposium will bring women journalists to its Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) in Welches, Oregon.

Deadline: 05/18/2018

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