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Environmental journalists encouraged to enter competition

Environmental journalists from developing countries are encouraged to submit published print articles on ozone depletion prevention to a contest sponsored by the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP). Deadline: December 31. Submissions must be published news stories and articles in newspapers, journals and periodicals authored by young journalists.

Webinar will aim to improve online writing skills

Journalists seeking to improve their online writing skills can attending a webinar administered by News University, a subsidiary of the Poynter Institute of Media Studies, 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time on November 18.

Columnists sought for online publication

Scottish broadcaster STV has launched a competition to recruit new online columnists. The winner of the contest will receive a six-month contract with STV worth a minimum of £5,000 (US$8,193). Deadline: November 6.

Journalists encouraged to submit stories about change in the world

Journalists from around the world can submit videos, photos or short stories on what they seek to change in the world, to a contest being organized by Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW). Deadline: December 4.

Multimedia contest invites submissions on 'global solutions'

Artists, webmasters, graphic designers, poets, video artists and creative activists worldwide are eligible to participate in a multimedia contest. Deadline is November 17. Entries should be interactive storytelling under the theme, "Choose Your Global Solution," discussing world challenges such as nuclear weapons, women's rights or human rights.

Digital newspaper archive available through Egypt's Alexandria Library

<p>Egypt's <a href="" target="_blank">Alexandria Library</a> recently launched a digital archive that includes tens of thousands of articles published in Egyptian newspapers, including those first published in the earliest editions of leading newspaper <em>Al Ahram</em>, in 1876.