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01/17/2017

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Call for entries: The Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling

Up-and-coming, English-speaking journalists based in Africa can enter to win a US$5,000 cash prize to pursue an in-depth reporting project.

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Webinar features winners of health reporting contest [Worldwide]

The winners of ICFJ’s Early Childhood Development Reporting Contest will talk about how they developed their story ideas and the health-and-development challenges children in their countries face during a webinar at 2 p.m. UTC on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Youth journalism contest open [Worldwide]

Student reporters, cartoonists and photographers ages 19 and under can compete for the Youth Journalism International’s annual contest.

Deadline: 02/03/2017

Scholarships available for writing residency [Worldwide]

Fiction and nonfiction writers, journalists, freelance critics or curators, artists and academics can apply for a monthlong journalism residency in Alberta, Canada.

Deadline: 03/01/2017

Open City Documentary Festival calls for entries [Worldwide]

Documentary films of all lengths completed after Jan. 1, 2016 are eligible to be selected for this festival in London.

Deadline: 04/13/2017

Knight Science Journalism Fellowships open [Worldwide]

International and U.S. journalists covering science, technology, the environment or medicine can apply for this program at MIT.

Deadline: 02/28/2017

Nominations open for Knight International Journalism Awards [Worldwide]

The International Center for Journalists seeks pioneering journalists whose work has made an impact on the lives of people in the developing world.

Deadline: 02/17/2017

Africa

Jazz festival organizes journalism workshop [South Africa]

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival will present programs in arts journalism and photojournalism.

Deadline: 02/20/2017

International Health Reporting Network seeks women journalists [Africa]

The Population Reference Bureau is accepting applications for Women’s Edition-Africa, a network of women journalists from developing countries who report on population and health issues.

Deadline: 01/31/2017

Asia Pacific

VOA seeks correspondent [China]

Journalists fluent in English and Mandarin with at least five years of experience can apply for this position in Beijing.

Travel grants for journalists available [New Zealand]

Journalists can apply for three-week reporting grants anywhere in Asia.

Deadline: 04/03/2017

Europe

Documentary workshop offered [Spain]

The MiradasDoc Festival will host the workshop "Alleys of documentary cinema" Jan. 28 to 31 in Tenerife.

Contest for tech journalists open [Russia]

Bloggers, staff reporters and freelance journalists can submit works on technological trends, innovative technologies and services development.

Deadline: 04/10/2017

Contest on economic reporting open [Russia]

Print, online and broadcast journalists can compete in a contest highlighting Russia's economic recovery.

Deadline: 02/01/2017

Central European University offers course on media, power relations [Europe]

Journalists, students, activists and others can apply for this summer course in Budapest, Hungary.

Deadline: 03/11/2017

Latin America

Contest highlights human rights photos [Mexico]

Photojournalists, filmmakers, human rights advocates and photographers residing in Mexico are invited to submit images about the promotion or the violation of human rights.

Deadline: 02/12/2017

International semiotics congress open [Brazil]

The Brazilian Association of Semiotic Studies organizes its international congress April 4 to 7 at the Fluminense Federal University, in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro.

Instagram seeks community editor [Brazil]

Journalists with at least four years of experience can apply for this position in São Paulo.

Middle East

Health news website seeks digital media executive [Lebanon]

Experienced journalists can apply for this position at Sohati in Beirut.

Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism offers fellowship [Middle East]

Midcareer journalists fluent in English can apply for a six-month fellowship at the University of Oxford, in England.

Deadline: 01/31/2017

US and Canada

Society of Professional Journalists hosts contest [US]

Works published or broadcast in 2016 are eligible for the Sigma Delta Chi Awards.

Deadline: 02/13/2017

Arthur F. Burns exchange program seeks applications [US, Canada, Germany]

Felllows will spend August and September living, working and reporting from Germany for their home and host news organizations.

Deadline: 01/31/2017

FiveThirtyEight seeks interns [US]

College students and recent graduates can apply for summer internships in New York. Positions include data reporter, copy editor, podcast and video, and visual journalist.

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