MIT Media Lab Disobedience Award: Apply and win Cash Prize of up to $250,000

Deadline: 1 May 2017 Nominations are currently open for the MIT Media Lab Disobedience Award, carrying a $250,000 cash prize. This award will go to a person or group engaged in what we believe is an extraordinary example of disobedience for the benefit of society. This award honors work that impacts society in positive ways, and is consistent with a set of key principles. These principles include non-violence, creativity, courage, and taking responsibility for one’s actions. This disobedience … [Read more...]

Apply for IWMF’s Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship Worldwide!

Deadline: 11 April 2017 The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking fellows for its "The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship" which gives academic and professional opportunities to women journalists who focus on covering human rights and social justice. During this fellowship, the selected journalist will have the chance to complete research and coursework at MIT’s Center for International Studies and participate in internships with media outlets including The Boston Globe and The … [Read more...]

UNESCO Call for Proposals: Photographs on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity

Deadline: 15 April 2017 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is inviting professional photographers from all over the world to send a sample of their best photographs illustrating journalists while doing their job and in particular on the issues of the safety of journalists and impunity for crimes against them. As the United Nations agency with a specific mandate to promote “the free flow of ideas by word and image”, UNESCO aims to promote freedom of … [Read more...]

UNU-INRA Call for Applications: Apply for Science Reporting Workshop for African Journalists

Deadline: 31 March 2017 The United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) and the United Nations University Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), in partnership with the UN Information Centre (UNIC), Accra, have announced a call for application for a Science Reporting Workshop, to be held on 6th -27th April, 2017 at UNU-INRA Office, 2nd Floor International House, University of Ghana Campus, Legon-Accra, … [Read more...]

UNESCO Call for Participants: Workshop on Citizen Journalism and Media Literacy

Deadline: 31 March 2017 UNESCO’s offices in Bangkok and Jakarta are teaming up with Rappler Indonesia to organize a one day training session “Workshop on Citizen Journalism and Media Literacy: A Special Session on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day 2017” taking place from 1-4 May 2017 in Jakarta for Indonesian youth. In line with the global theme of this year’s World Press Freedom Day “Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies” … [Read more...]

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Apply for Workshop on Reporting Provocative Stories Safely

Deadline: 26 March 2017 The Thomson Reuters Foundation is currently seeking applications for a 6 day intensive workshop in Islamabad in May 2017, covering relevant journalism skills, safety, and support with developing specific stories. This project is not only for journalists covering conflict. Every country, no matter where in the world, has issues that people either avoid altogether or discuss in a one-sided manner. We want to help journalists in Pakistan consider how to cover these stories … [Read more...]

IRP Call for Applications: Inviting Professional Journalists for Gender and LGBT Rights Fellowships

Deadline: 24 March 2017 The International Reporting Project (IRP) is now accepting applications from professional journalists to report on gender and LGBTI rights around the world. Thematic Areas Applicants may propose any stories that focus on gender rights or LGBTI rights (or both). Topics might include: gender- and orientation-based discrimination; reproductive, sexual and maternal health; land rights; access to justice; shrinking civil society; threats against women … [Read more...]

Apply for Knight Foundation’s Journalism 360˚ Challenge!

Deadline: 10 April 2017 The Knight Foundation, Google News Lab and the Online News Association are seeking applications for its "Journalism 360˚ Challenge" to discover new ways to engage audiences and advance the field of jounalism. Virtual, augmented, mixed reality and 360 video are opening new opportunities for journalists to connect with audiences. In a news environment dominated by two-dimensional digital experiences, this technology allows people to interact with their surroundings and … [Read more...]

Pulitzer Center Call for Proposals: Data Journalism and Property Rights Grants

Deadline: 1 May 2017 The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a grant-giving non-profit organization that supports independent global journalism, is currently seeking proposals for its Data Journalism and Property Rights Grants. The anticipated proposals must use open data to reveal new perspectives on property rights issues related to land tenure, indigenous land rights, transparency in land transactions and concessions, resource rights, or overlapping land use rights—just to name a few. The … [Read more...]

USAID-Colombo: Media Empowerment for a Democratic Sri Lanka (MEND) Activity

Deadline: 28 April 2017 The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Mission in Sri Lanka is currently inviting qualified U.S. and non-U.S. non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for funding of an activity entitled “Media Empowerment for a Democratic Sri Lanka” (MEND). The overall goal of the activity is to improve citizen access to balanced, reliable, and objective news in Sri Lanka. This project will support Sri Lanka’s efforts to solidify recent advances in media freedom … [Read more...]

Apply for the 3rd Laboratory Media and Social Innovation Competition!

Deadline: 12 April 2017 Applications are open for the third “Laboratory media and social innovation” competition for Media, NGOs, IT-specialists of Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. It is a unique opportunity to learn how to talk about social problems in a new way to attract the public to solve them, create high-quality, modern tools for the implementation of social initiatives. Laboratory media and social innovation a project implemented in the framework of Internews "Support access to … [Read more...]

APsaA Call for Nominations: Award for Excellence in Journalism around the U.S.

Deadline: 18 September 2017 The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) is currently seeking nominations for the Award for Excellence in Journalism in order to recognise professional reporting of outstanding merit that contributes in an exceptional way to the public understanding of psychoanalytic and psychological principles and phenomena. Nominated work need not be specifically about psychoanalysis or psychotherapy per se but can advance or challenge our understanding of human … [Read more...]

Internews Request for Proposals: Inviting Applicants for Study on Social Media in Afghanistan

Deadline: 8 April 2017 The Internews is currently inviting Afghan-based research organizations for conducting a study on the usage/consumption and perceptions as well as engagement, with online and social media in Afghanistan. Internews, under Afghan Civil Engagement Program (ACEP), wishes to commission a research study to gain better understanding of social media usage and perceptions, its impact and influence on citizens and government, and potential for advocacy. Project Goal The goal of … [Read more...]

German Embassy in Canberra: German Grant for Journalism 2017

Deadline: 30 March 2017 The German Embassy in Canberra, in co-operation with the National Press Club of Australia is currently inviting Australian journalists for its German Grant for Journalism 2017. The purpose of this grant –which was first awarded in 1986 – is to encourage Australian journalists to present issues pertaining to Germany to Australian audiences. The winner is offered a one week research trip to Germany in the lead-up to the 2017 Federal Election, funded and supported by the … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund!

Deadline: 20 April 2017 The third round of applications for funding is currently open for the Digital News Initiative (DNI) Innovation Fund inviting organisations, non-profit organisations, and individuals that aim to produce original journalism and enlighten citizens with trustworthy journalistic content. Project and Funding Prototype Projects: organisations, individuals, and organisations comprised of one individual. All must meet the eligibility criteria, and require up to €50k of … [Read more...]

Journalismfund.eu: Seeking Applications for European Cross-border Research Grant

Deadline: 1 May 2017 The Journalismfund.eu is seeking applications for its “European Cross-Border Research Grant” to promote quality journalism in Europe by giving journalists the chance to carry out journalistic research projects. Journalismfund.eu will support professional journalists, who have good ideas for cross-border research and for research on European affairs. Journalismfund.eu occasionally supports individual journalists working on European stories. Publication to multiple … [Read more...]

Apply for Climate Trackers Arab World Journalism Program: Fully-funded Fellowship to UNFCCC session in Bonn

Deadline: 14 April 2017 Applications are currently open for Climate Trackers Arab World Journalism Program, a fully-funded fellowship to UNFCCC session in Bonn. The Arab region is one of the most affected by climate change, but little action is seen yet to stop the consequences. This journalism program wants to raise the issue of climate change in the Arab world. Participants will have to write two articles about two specific topics assigned to them. They then will have to publish them in … [Read more...]

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Inviting Journalists for Reporting Migration and Trafficking in the Western Balkans

Deadline: 27 March 2017 The Thomson Reuters Foundation is currently accepting applications from journalists for “Reporting migration and trafficking in the Western Balkans”. The workshop will help participants to develop story ideas and will look for cross-border stories where possible. Interested journalists should be open to collaborating with colleagues from other countries. Participants in the workshop will then have the opportunity to apply for modest grants to cover the costs of … [Read more...]

Call for Nominations: Praful Bidwai Memorial Award 2017 for Journalists Across India

Deadline: 31 March 2017 Nominations are currently open for Praful Bidwai Memorial Award 2017 with an aim to keep alive the legacy of the late Praful Bidwai, noted journalist and social commentator and activist. Award Information A cash prize of Rs 1 lakh is awarded at a special ceremony in New Delhi. Eligibility Criteria Any of the following criteria should be kept in mind while suggesting nominees: The individual or organization must be working in the field of information … [Read more...]

Movies that Matter Start-Up & Impact Grants: Assisting Film Screenings Promoting Human Rights

Deadline: 17 April 2017 Applications are open for Movies that Matter, an initiative supporting and promoting the screenings of human rights cinema worldwide, offering grants to human rights film events in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, especially in countries with limited resources and freedom of press. These events can take various forms, such as human rights film festivals, LGBT film festivals, mobile cinema projects, school screenings and grassroots … [Read more...]

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