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...]

Apply to Participate in Thomson Foundation’s Mobile Journalism Competition 2017

Deadline: 17 March 2017 Thomson Foundation, together with RTE MojoCon Ireland, has launched its third mobile journalism competition, recognising a feature story or news report shot and edited entirely on a mobile device, which excites, intrigues and surprises them and demonstrates impact and creativity. This is an open competition to find the best journalistic example of the use of mobile content production for storytelling. The competition is open worldwide. It would be preferred if entries … [Read more...]

Open Society Foundations Grant: Supporting Independent Journalism and Innovation

Deadline: 31 May 2017 Applications are currently open for Open Society Foundations grant program supporting Independent Journalism and Innovation. The Program on Independent Journalism supports promising initiatives led by individuals or collectives that strive to improve their journalism under difficult circumstances, such as autocracy, violence, repression, or poverty—or in moments of great opportunity, such as first democratic elections, peace agreements, or massive social … [Read more...]

British Embassy Kabul Programme Fund 2017-18: Strong, Credible Media and Good Governance

Deadline: 14 March 2017 Applications are open for British Embassy Kabul Programme Fund 2017-18 under "Strong, Credible Media and Good Governance" to support projects which further their priorities in Afghanistan. The fund will support projects implemented between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018. Focus Areas Strengthening the role of the media in credibly and accurately holding local and national governance processes, including the implementation of the Citizens’ Charter, to account … [Read more...]

The Guardian Foundation: Assisting Students with Scott Trust Bursary Scheme in the UK

Deadline: 2 April 2017 The Guardian Foundation is currently seeking applications for its Scott Trust Bursary Scheme, offering a number of bursaries each year for aspiring journalists to study for a postgraduate qualification in newspaper, web or broadcast journalism. The primary aim of these bursary awards is to assist students who face financial difficulty in attaining the qualifications needed to pursue a career in media. Benefits A bursary pays for tuition fees and provides a subsistence … [Read more...]

Apply for Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Programme for Journalists: Reporting after the Epidemic

Deadline: 20 March 2017 The Thomson Reuters Foundation is currently seeking applications from the journalists for its new programme- Reporting after the Epidemic. The programme aims to work with independent journalists to explore the Ebola outbreak issue in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone in 2014 and 2015. The programme will feature an intensive workshop in Freetown, Sierra Leone bringing together journalists from all three countries. This will take place in June 2017 (dates TBC). It will … [Read more...]

Submit Entries to Participate in Global Shining Light Award!

Deadline: 15 May 2017 Entries are invited to be submitted for the Global Shining Light Award presented by Global Investigative Journalism Network, to honor investigative journalism in a developing or transitioning country, done under threat, duress, or in the direst of conditions. Each year dozens of journalists and media workers are killed – and hundreds more are attacked, imprisoned or threatened – just for doing their job. Many of these violations of free expression occur in developing or … [Read more...]

Submit Entries for Eurasia Media Innovation Challenge and Win up to $100,000!

Deadline: 15 March 2017 Entries are now invited for Eurasia Media Innovation Challenge, by the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) in partnership with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). With countries in the region neighboring Russia facing the growing trends of state- and oligarch-controlled media, fake news, and propaganda, Eurasian audiences are being increasingly exposed to biased information. At the same time, they also face many common challenges, from financial woes to global … [Read more...]

Applications Open for the UNESCO Creative Cities Network 2017!

Deadline: 16 June 2017 The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) 2017 is currently open for applications with an aim to strengthen cooperation with and among cities that have recognized creativity as a strategic factor of sustainable development as regards economic, social, cultural and environmental aspects. By joining the Network, cities acknowledge their commitment to sharing best practices, developing partnerships that promote creativity and the cultural industries, strengthening … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence

Deadline: 8 March 2017 Do you have an idea for a big story? Do you want to report it to the highest standards, with quality editorial support and a generous expenses budget that lets you explore your subject in depth? Would you like that story to be published across southeast Europe and perhaps make international impact? If the answer to these questions is 'yes', now is the time to apply for the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence. Each year, ten journalists are chosen through open … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to Moldova: Inviting NGOs for Small Grants for Media Program

Deadline: 20 March 2017 The U.S. Department of State Embassy of the United States of America in Chisinau, Moldova is seeking proposals for its Small Grants for Media Program-Content Production with an aim to support independent voices in the Moldovan media landscape. This initiative seeks to support the development of a community of filmmakers and digital content creators who use their medium to present an alternative vision of Moldovan society and culture. Objectives Build capacity … [Read more...]

Applications Open for BBC World News Komla Dumor Award!

Deadline: 15 March 2017 Applications are open for BBC World News Komla Dumor Award that is given to an outstanding individual living and working in Africa, who combines strong journalism skills, on air flair, and an exceptional talent in telling African stories with the ambition and potential to become a star of the future. Benefits The BBC will pay for the winner’s flights to and from the UK and for their visa. The BBC will also arrange and pay for the winner’s accommodation in … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to Moldova: Seeking Applications for Small Grants for Media Program

Deadline: 5 April 2017 The U.S. Mission to Moldova is seeking applications for its Small Grants for Media Program to support independent voices in the media sector. The seeks to develop the capacity for documentary film production in Moldova. Documentary film is an important medium that can be utilized to address social, economic, and political issues that are integral to Moldova’s economic and political development. Program Goals and Objectives The goal of this program is to fund a qualified … [Read more...]

New Media Ventures Innovation Fund: Funding Powerful Social Change Startups

Deadline: 3 March 2017 The New Media Ventures (NMV) is currently seeking applications for its 6th open call "Innovation Fund" to build advocacy movements, create new narratives and drive civic engagement. MMV is particularly interested in the intersection of media, technology, civic engagement and advocacy, where innovation can have an incredible impact. NMV is thinking about how to make media work better for democracy and technology issues that will impact social justice. Project … [Read more...]

Applications Open for United Nations Journalism Fellowships: Inviting Journalists from the Developing World

Deadline: 20 March 2017 The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists from developing countries for its 2017 fellowship program. The fellowships offer a unique opportunity for promising young journalists from developing countries to observe United Nations deliberations and to report on its proceedings for news media in their home countries. Over the past five decades, fellowships have been awarded to hundreds of journalists from the … [Read more...]

Migration Media Award: Recognizing and Rewarding the Excellence, Relevance and Newsworthiness

Deadline: 9 April 2017 Entries are open for Migration Media Award to recognize and reward the excellence, relevance and newsworthiness of up to 36 journalism pieces dealing with migration in the Euro-Mediterranean region in all its aspects. Selection of the 36 winning entries and pitches will be made through a three tier process: first an eligibility check, then content evaluation and scoring by media professionals and finally, selection and contracting of winners among the top scored entries … [Read more...]

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Inviting Journalists for Reporting Controversies Safely Workshop

Deadline: 19 March 2017 It is the job of the journalist to report on issues that matter. But when those issues are controversial or sensitive how easy is it to report without inflaming tensions further – or even compromising your own safety? Do you give one side of the story, or all sides? Are there things you cannot cover? If you make your story “impartial”, is that just another word for “boring”? The Thomson Reuters Foundation is looking to make that job easier for journalists in … [Read more...]

Call for Participation: Training for Young Journalists on Reporting on Climate Change and Sustainable Development Issues in Southeast Asia

Deadline: 20 February 2017 UNESCO  has opened applications for a project funded by the government of Malaysia to provide "Training for Young Journalists on Reporting on Climate Change and Sustainable Development Issues in Southeast Asia" to Strength media capacity to monitor and report on climate change in Asia-Pacific. The training will bring together young journalists, photojournalists and citizen reporters from Southeast Asia, media and climate/environment experts as well as some … [Read more...]

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