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NYU journalism fellowship open [Worldwide]

Journalists with at least two years of experience and fluency in English and at least one other language can apply for a fellowship in New York. The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University (NYU) is seeking applications for the World Journalist Fellowship. The fellowship provides international journalists with two semesters of funding […]

Contest seeks stories on regional integration projects [Africa]

Journalists who covered regional integration projects in Africa can enter this competition. The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) organizes the COMESA Media Awards in four categories: print journalism, radio journalism, television journalism and online/new media. Possible topics include trade, infrastructure (energy, transport, ICT), investments, gender issues and others, involving more than one COMESA member […]

UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize seeks nominations [Worldwide]

Journalists, organizations or institutions that promote press freedom worldwide can be nominated for a US$25,000 award. The UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize will recognize a significant contribution to press freedom, especially in high-risk areas. Member states, international/regional organizations or professional/nongovernmental organizations working in the field of journalism and freedom of expression can nominate up […]

World Bank organizes essay contest [Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda]

Anyone ages 18 to 28 can enter this contest. The World Bank is inviting residents of Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda to write a blog post on what it will take to end gender-based violence in their countries for the #Blog4Dev contest. Entries must be in English and have no more than 500 words. The top five entries from each country will be […]

Opportunity: World Press Photo hosts visual storytelling contest

Professional visual journalists can submit digital projects to a contest. The World Press Photo Multimedia Contest seeks entries that include professional photography in combination with, but not limited to, audio and visual elements like video, animation, graphics, illustrations, sound or text. The photo contest has eight categories: general news, spot news, contemporary issues, environment, people, […]

Call for entries: ICFJ announces storytelling contest [Africa]

English-speaking journalists working for print, broadcast and online news media based in Africa can enter this contest. The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), in collaboration with the Elliott family and ONE, seek entries for the 2018 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. In its second year, this prestigious award will honor an up-and-coming […]

NewsU offers course on audience analytics for reporters [Worldwide]

Journalists and others interested in being more effective on social media can register for this course. News University, the Poynter Institute e-learning project, is offering “Audience analytics for reporters.” It is a self-directed video course, which can be started and completed at any time. Participants will learn basics of analytics terminology; which metrics to look at and what they […]

Courage in photojournalism contest open [Worldwide]

Women photojournalists who reported in dangerous environments can be nominated for an award. The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award honoring AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed in Afghanistan in April 2014. The award recognizes women photojournalists whose work reflects the courage and dedication of Niedringhaus, and who exhibit extraordinary strength […]

Immersive storytelling accelerator program open

Journalists and producers with little experience in 360° video and who cover climate change-related topics can apply for this program The European Forest Institute and the Global Editors Network are launching Lookout360°, a six-month Climate Change Immersive Story Accelerator project that supports journalists produce immersive videos on climate change and people’s lives. A total of 10 applicants […]

Fellowships available for conference on rural poverty, development

Print, broadcast and online journalists can apply for fellowships to participate in a training event in Rome. The Thomson Reuters Foundation, with funding from the United Nation’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will select journalists to attend IFAD’s event on innovative approaches to inclusive financing for rural transformation. The event will take place Feb. 12 to 15, […]

Opportunity: UN grants available for media projects

Organizations working in the areas of media, youth, women, democratization, community development, and rule of law and human rights are eligible. The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) is inviting civil society organizations to apply for funding projects to advance and support democracy. Project grants range between US$100,000 and US$300,000. Projects that are two years long […]

Call for Applications – Rwandan Dads Photo Contest

What does it mean to be a father in Rwanda today? How do Rwandan dads share the responsibility of raising children? How is fatherhood linked to increased gender equality? Show us in a photo! More information in the photos. Please see the instagram page @RwanDads for updates! https://www.instagram.com/rwandads/ This contest is part of Sweden celebrating […]

The Luxor African Film Festival 2018 give special focus to the Rwandese cinema

The festival has released the submission forms of its seventh edition competition which will take place from the 10th to the 22nd of march 2018. The festival will be receiving films starting the 1st of November and till the 20th of December, only films produced in 2017 by African directors will be accepted, except for […]

GSFF Movie Music Competition Open Now!

REMINDER GARDEN STATE FILM FESTIVAL MOVIE MUSIC COMPETITION FINAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1, 2017 This is the first competition of this kind in Film Festival History. We hope you filmmakers will pass this along to your composers. Submit any original movie music from an independent film and it will be judged by music professionals with […]

A PHOTO COMPETITION TO PROMOTE EMERGING AFRICAN PHOTOGRAPHY

The Alliances Foundation continues its support for contemporary African creation through the Lcc Program, a biannual photo competition designed to promote emerging African photography. With this unprecedented program, the Foundation intends to provide a strong impetus to African photographic creation by means of a coherent policy of cultural sponsorship based upon an approach alternative to that […]

ESoDoc 2018 – APPLICATION NOW OPEN

  ESoDoc – European Social Documentary 2018 Application Deadline: MARCH 2, 2018 ZeLIG School for Documentary is pleased to announce that the new call for application ESoDoc – European Social Documentary 2018 is now open! ESoDoc is the training initiative for media professionals and “cross-thinkers” who want to increase impact and outreach of their documentary films and […]

Open call for submissions: Young African Artists

The Mastercard Foundation is an independent, private foundation headquartered in Canada. Our work, which focuses on Africa, aims to spur prosperity by promoting education and the inclusion of people in financial systems. We are hosting an open call for submissions of artwork, to be licensed for reproduction in print and digital publications, that will communicate […]

Why Rwandan filmmakers have a reason to celebrate in 2018

Its undeniable funding film production is the main challenge facing Rwandan filmmakers. During their efforts to confront this issue, these filmmakers have found themselves competing for continental and even global film funds like Durban filmmart and Rotterdam film festival Hubert bals fund respectively. Unfortunately these funds are very competitive and only a few Rwandan filmmakers […]

Big Sonia receives warm reception at Rwanda Film Festival 2017

I had been waiting to watch “Big Sonia” since the day the film appeared on the official selection list for the Rwanda Film Festival 2017. Prior to this, I had quietly been following its forays in different film festivals across the globe. Notably, the film left an indelible mark at Cleveland International Film Festival where […]

The award winning film “Big Sonia” to screen at Rwanda Film Festival

The documentary film “Big Sonia” is among the selection of great films that will feature during this year’s edition of Rwanda Film Festival. The award winning film follows a moving story about Sonia Warshawski Synopsis Sonia Warshawski a Holocaust survivor is served an eviction notice for her tailor shop, which has thrived for 35 years. […]