Monday, August 11, 2008

Broadcast journalism course to be held in the Netherlands

Region :Worldwide
Country :None
Topic :Basic Journalism

The Radio Netherlands Training Centre (RNTC) invites mid-career journalists to apply for its International Course in Broadcast Journalism focusing on social conflict and cohesion. The deadline is August 15.
The course will be held over a 12-week period in Hilversum, from February 2 to April 14, 2009.
Aimed at mid-career broadcast journalists from developing countries, the international course seeks to strengthen the capacity of broadcast journalists and the organizations they work for.
Fellowships available for journalists from 57 countries will cover the cost of the course as well as travel and accommodation expenses.

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Media@lse Conference to explore important media issues

Region :Worldwide
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Topic :Ethics

The London School of Economics and Political Science’s Department of Media and Communications (Media@lse) will hold a conference from September 21 to September 23 in celebration of the department’s fifth anniversary.

The conference will explore the role of media and communications in shaping human values, perceptions, actions, as well as social relations.

For the purposes of the conference, Media@lse will be accepting papers, proposals, and panels that are relevant to the theme and fall under any of the categories below:

Communication and Difference
Democracy, Politics and Journalism Ethics
Globalisation and Comparative Studies
Innovation, Governance and Policy
Media and New Media Literacies
Submissions must be made by August 15.

For more information, visit

Integrity Awards to honor fight against corruption

Region :Worldwide
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Topic :Fellowships and Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the Transparency International Integrity Awards, which will award journalists or journalism organizations that have made a profound contribution to social, political and economic development in their countries. Deadline: August 31.
Individual journalists or journalism organizations can be nominated for the award. The award consists of a trophy.
For more information, visit

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Media21 Global Journalism Network offers global media workshop

Region :Worldwide
Country :None
Topic :Fellowships and Awards

Experienced journalists are invited to apply for Media21 Global Journalism Network’s global issues media workshop, which will focus on the challenges of migration in the 21st century from November 24 to December 7. Deadline to apply: October 15.
The first part of the workshop will be held in Geneva, Switzerland for three days where expert panels will discuss the aspects of migration, refugees and trafficking affecting countries from Europe to Afghanistan.
The next part will be held in Andorra as part of the 3rd Future of Europe Summit. Journalists will be exposed to international businesses, academia, non-governmental organizations and policy representatives.
Chosen applicants also will receive the opportunity to participate in a week-long field trip to certain parts of Africa or Europe.
The cost for traveling, food and lodging, field trip and tuition is EU€5,400(US$8,465). Limited grants are available.
For more information, contact Daniel Wermus at or visit

National Endowment for Democracy offers journalism fellowships

Region :Worldwide
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The Washington, D.C.-based National Endowment for Democracy (NED) invites journalists worldwide to apply to be part of the 2009-2010 Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program. Selected fellows will take up residence at the Forum, a research division of NED, for five to ten months. Deadline: November 10.
According to its organizers, the fellowship seeks to provide experienced journalists with an opportunity to reflect on their work, learn from counterparts in the United States, and reevaluate techniques for building democracy in their country of origin. Projects must be in English.
Each participant will receive a monthly stipend for living expenses, health insurance and reimbursement for travel. Fellows also receive a fully equipped office and research support.

For further information, including eligibility information, visit or contact

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Conflict reporting fellowship opens to Asian journalists

Country :None
Topic :Fellowships and Awards
Asian journalists working in print, radio and television have until June 5 to apply for a conflict-reporting fellowship, in which participants will research conflict-related issues in Northeast India.

The fellowship, which will run from July 2008 to June 2009, is being offered by Panos South Asia, an institute that facilitates public discourse and debate in Asia.

Selected fellows will be provided editorial support by an advisory panel comprised of senior journalists and peace and conflict experts. They will also be provided financial support for travel and research. Women, journalists writing in local languages and persons from under-represented areas are encouraged to apply.

Crisis reporting travel grants available

Region :Worldwide
Country :None
Topic :Conflict

Throughout the year, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting funds international travel costs associated with reporting projects on topics and regions of global importance, with an emphasis on issues that have gone unreported or under-reported in the mainstream American media.
Journalists of any nationality on staff at print or broadcast outlets as well as freelancers are eligible for support, as long as their proposed projects include a plan for distribution in the American mainstream media.

The amount of individual travel grants will depend on the specific project and detailed budget planning. Most awards fall in the range of US$3,000 to $10,000 but depending on project specifics may be as much as US$20,000.

Applications will be considered upon receipt, with an emphasis on making projects as timely and newsworthy as possible.

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