Six journalism opportunities to apply for in February

Looking to expand your journalism toolkit, take on a new beat or receive recognition for your work? Check out these promising courses, fellowships and competitions open to journalists worldwide.

IJNet | January 23, 2014

Developing apps for water quality in Costa Rica

Chicas Poderosas (Powerful Women), the group focusing on women in journalism and technology, created three new apps during its fifth meeting in Latin America.

Mariana Santos | January 14, 2014

Women in India use mobile news service to report incidents of rape

A community news outlet is giving a voice to victims of rape in a country where that crime is often swept under the rug.

Margaret Looney | November 27, 2013

Empowering women at the intersection of journalism and technology

A new network launches to help women learn and lead interactive journalism.

Mariana Santos | July 15, 2013

Editor: Journalists must offer insight, not just facts

In a news world increasingly dominated by quick blog posts, Atul Singh, founder and editor-in-chief of Fair Observer, believes there is room for in-depth analysis.

Andy Shuai Liu | March 20, 2012

Four lessons from Jeremy Lin coverage for reporting on minorities

The rush to cover basketball's rising star Jeremy Lin led to more than a few journalism fouls, including an ESPN editor who got fired over an ethnic slur. The Asian American Journalists Association offered these guidelines for covering ethnic minorities.

Andy Shuai Liu | March 04, 2012

Meet the man steering social media to challenge Saudi ban on women drivers

To challenge Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving, activists got behind the wheel this summer -- and in front of their computer and smart phone screens with a social media campaign. IJNet talked to Ali AlAhmad, a Saudi journalist, researcher and activist about the campaign.

Heba Albiety | August 08, 2011

In India, village women radio broadcasters address gender issues

The moment Rachna, 19, steps behind the microphone she is a changed person. Now a role model for girls in her village, she remembers a time when she was not even allowed to leave the house without a male escort. Today, of course, Rachna's voice is heard in every home in the remote corners of Lalitpur, a district in the impoverished, drought-affected Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh (UP), India's largest state.

Anjali Singh, Women's Feature Service | January 11, 2011

Efforts in Morocco to increase women's engagement in the media

Two organizations are working to narrow the gender gap in the Moroccan media.

بسام سبتي | December 15, 2010

Media alliance in Pakistan aims to address gender inequity

An organization in Swat, Pakistan recently formed an alliance of local journalists with the goal of addressing gender inequity in the media.

Dana Liebelson | November 30, 2010