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05/14/2018

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Society of Environmental Journalists launches reporting grant [Worldwide]

Freelance journalists can apply for the Lizzie Grossman Grant for Environmental Health Reporting.

Deadline: 07/01/2018

Competition recognizes war correspondents [Worldwide]

The Bayeux Calvados-Normandy Award for War Correspondents honors coverage of conflict situations or news events relating to the fight for freedom and democracy.

Deadline: 06/08/2018

Social innovation fellowship accepting applications [Worldwide]

Journalists who have developed business endeavors that address social needs are encouraged to apply for the Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellowship in Chicago.

Deadline: 05/31/2018

Science journalism contest accepting entries [Worldwide]

The AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards recognize outstanding coverage of the sciences, engineering and mathematics.

Deadline: 08/01/2018

MediaShift hosts free webinar on audience metrics [Worldwide]

Journalists and others interested in learning about engagement metrics can attend "The value of attention: metrics, methods and outcomes" at 1 p.m. EDT on June 20.

Africa

Training focuses on reporting land rights [Sub-Saharan Africa]

The International Land Coalition (ILC) and the African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME) are offering a full-expenses-paid training on reporting land rights June 20 to 22 in Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: 05/18/2018

Thomson Reuters Foundation, Pulitzer Center organize workshop on reporting land rights [Southern Africa]

Journalists fluent in English and with at least one year of experience can apply for this all-expenses-paid workshop July 31 to Aug. 3 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Deadline: 06/04/2018

Asia Pacific

East-West Center organizes International Media Conference [Asia Pacific]

Media professionals are invited to attend this conference June 24 to 27 in Singapore.

Fellowships available for investigative journalism conference [Asia]

Journalists in developing or transitioning countries in the region can apply for a fellowship to attend the 2018 Asian Investigative Journalism Conference Oct. 5 to 7 in Seoul, South Korea.

Deadline: 06/01/2018

Europe

Workshop offers resources for foreign correspondents [Spain]

The Escuela de Periodismo UAM/El País is organizing this foreign correspondence workshop May 19 in Madrid.

Photo contest seeks submissions [Eastern Europe, Central Asia]

Amateur and professional photographers can compete for the New East Photo Prize, which features a photo book publication, an exhibit in London and GBP1,000 (US$1,351).

Deadline: 07/15/2018

Health journalism fund available [Germany]

Freelance and staff journalists interested in shedding light on health-related issues in developing countries can apply for the Global Health Journalism Grant Program for Germany.

Deadline: 07/11/2018

Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship open [Eastern Europe]

Journalists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine can apply for this nine-month program with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

Deadline: 06/01/2018

Latin America

Abraji offers training on election reporting [Brazil]

Journalists interested in how to access public data to investigate politicians can register for the course "Electoral coverage based on public information" to be held online and in four Brazilian cities by the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji).

Short film festival accepting entries [Brazil]

A permanent film festival at Cine Cultura in Goiânia will select 100 films on any topic, of up to 25 minutes in length, spoken or subtitled in Portuguese and made after the year 2000.

Deadline: 05/21/2018

Online workshop covers travel journalism [Latin America, Spain]

Periodistas Viajeros is organizing a six-week workshop in Spanish in August and September.

Deadline: 08/03/2018

Middle East

Call for papers on public issues [MENA]

Journalists and academics from the Arab world are invited to submit their papers on “What can elections achieve? Looking forward and backward at Lebanese and Jordanian elections.”

Deadline: 05/26/2018

Sky News Arabia seeks deputy news editor [UAE]

Journalists with at least five years of experience can apply for this position in Abu Dhabi.

Deadline: 05/20/2018

US and Canada

Contest for medical science reporting open [US]

The Victor Cohn Prize offers US$3,000 for works that raised public awareness of advances in medical science and their impact on human health and well-being.

Deadline: 07/31/2018

Scholarships available for audio storytelling workshop [US]

Transom, a platform for new public radio, will host its Fall 2018 Story Workshop Sept. 18 to Nov. 15 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Deadline: 06/01/2018

Contest highlights coverage of natural resources [US]

Journalists who write about natural resources can compete for an award from the Renewable Natural Resources Foundation.

Deadline: 06/01/2018

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