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International human rights group Human Rights Watch is inviting filmmakers to submit works on human rights. Deadline: December 10. According to the Human Rights Watch Web site, the International Film Festival has become a leading venue for distinguished fiction, documentary and animated films and videos with a distinctive human rights theme.
An online media search engine recently launched in Arabic, which aims to make it easier to find content online, according to StartUpArabia. Bayarat is currently only indexing video content from around the Web and across online video sharing portals, with plans to add more content types in the near future.
Journalists, social communicators, scholars and journalism students can register for a workshop in the Dominican Republic on the use of Internet tools and journalism. The course, which has an online component, is scheduled for November 30 to December 3. Registration is free, but spots for the online course are limited to 20 participants.
December 31 is the deadline to apply for the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) scholarship fund, which will cover an academic year at a university in Latin America, the Caribbean or North America.
Filmmakers from around the world are encouraged to submit short films and documentaries to an international film competition being held in Jaipur, India. Deadline: December 31. The Jaipur International Film Festival will be judging films in two categories: short films, not exceeding 15 minutes, and documentaries, not exceeding 30 minutes.
The Turkish Radio and Television Corporation invites documentary films to a competition that will award both national and international documentary submissions. Deadline: February 5, 2010. The International Documentary Film Competition aims to support both amateur and professional documentary film-makers.
A host of communication undergraduate and graduate degree programs are now available at New Zealand's Auckland University of Technology (AUT). The deadline for applications for next semester is January 1, 2010.
With the goal of honoring outstanding journalists in Latin America and promoting excellence in journalism, the ninth edition of the Nuevo Periodismo CEMEX-FNPI Awards will be held in Colombia. The awards, an initiative of Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (FNPI) and CEMEX of Mexico, will offer prizes in the following categories: honor, photo and text.