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09/07/2018

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ICFJ offers webinar on leading cross-border data journalism projects [Worldwide]

Journalists can join a webinar led by ICFJ Knight Fellow Jacopo Ottaviani at 10 a.m. EDT Sept. 26 on the tools and strategies newsrooms can use to lead cross-border data journalism projects.

Climate Tracker sends journalists to biodiversity conference in Egypt [Worldwide]

Budding journalists are invited to write an article about the effects of meat consumption on climate change for a chance to win a partially funded trip to the UN Biodiversity Conference Nov. 17 to 29 in Egypt.

Postgraduate scholarships in UK available [Worldwide]

Journalists can apply for the Chevening Scholarship Program to study at the postgraduate level at any U.K. university.

Deadline: 11/06/2018

Humanitarian photography contest open [Worldwide]

Amateur and professional photographers can compete for a EUR6,000 (US$6,969) project grant.

Deadline: 11/09/2018

Video contest highlights social issues [Worldwide]

Filmmakers and activists can submit videos that inspire activism, compassion and social transformation to the Social Impact Media Awards.

Deadline: 10/26/2018

Documentary film festival on human rights seeks entries [Worldwide]

Documentarians who focus on human rights can submit their works to a contest in Kiev, Ukraine.

Deadline: 11/20/2018

Africa

Contest highlights disaster reporting [Africa, Middle East]

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Disaster Risk Reduction Network of Africa Journalists (DIRAJ) have launched the DIRAJ Media Awards for stories on disaster risk prevention, reduction and recovery.

Deadline: 10/01/2018

Africa Check's TRi Facts offers fact-checking training [Nigeria]

Midcareer journalists in Sokoto, Kano, Jos and Yola can apply to attend this all-expenses-paid training.

Deadline: 09/24/2018

Asia Pacific

CGTN seeks assignment editor/planner [China]

Experienced journalists fluent in English can apply for this position in Beijing.

The Washington Post seeks news assistant/researcher [Southeast Asia]

Journalists fluent in a Southeast Asian language and English can apply for a position in Thailand or the Philippines.

Deadline: 09/14/2018

Europe

Nikon-NOOR Academy Masterclasses open [Europe]

Photographers, filmmakers and others interested in visual storytelling are invited to this free program Nov. 12 to 15 in Turin, Italy, Nov. 26 to 29 in Budapest, Hungary, and Dec. 3 to 6 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Free training program for journalists available [Eastern Europe, Central Asia]

Journalists and bloggers with at least three years of experience can apply for a program offered by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Fritt Ord Foundation and the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Deadline: 09/23/2018

Latin America

Workshop covers investigative skills, access to information [Mexico]

Taller Arteluz is organizing this workshop Sundays, Sept. 23 to Oct. 14 in Mexico City.

Festival focuses on elections, innovative journalism [Brazil]

The 3i Festival - Innovative, Inspiring and Independent Journalism will take place Sept. 22 in Porto Alegre.

Deadline: 09/22/2018

Radio Ambulante launches innovation scholarship [Latin America, US]

Native Spanish-speaking journalists with excellent English and at least one year of professional experience and can apply to work remotely on a full-time basis for six months, contributing innovative strategies to promote and distribute the podcast's content.

Deadline: 09/16/2018

Free online course focuses on human rights for journalists [Brazil]

Conectas, in partnership with the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji, in Portuguese), is offering this course starting Nov. 5.

Deadline: 09/16/2018

Middle East

Call for papers on Gulf crisis [MENA]

Journalists, academics and policymakers from the Arab world are invited to submit their papers on the role of media and information technology in creating political cultures as well as conflicts.

Deadline: 10/01/2018

Film festival accepting entries [MENA]

Documentarians and filmmakers from the Arab world can submit their works to this event in San Diego.

Deadline: 09/30/2018

US and Canada

Poynter, First Draft organize fact-checking workshop [US]

Political reporters from local newsrooms in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina are invited to apply for this free training Sept. 17 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Deadline: 09/12/2018

National Press Foundation hosts training on innovations in public health [US]

Selected journalists will learn about health issues such as economic inequity, affordable housing and mental health at a daylong workshop, then cover a health summit sponsored by Kaiser Permanente Nov. 14 and 15 in San Francisco.

Deadline: 09/17/2018

Media fellowships covers criminal justice issues [US]

The Soros Justice Fellowships fund writers, print and broadcast journalists, bloggers, filmmakers and others to undertake projects that advance reform, spur debate and catalyze change.

Deadline: 10/22/2018

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