Pulitzer grant for crisis reporting open [Worldwide]

Journalists who reside outside the United States interested in crisis reporting can apply for a US$5,000 travel grant. The Persephone Miel Fellowship will fund a reporting project that focuses on a global crisis underreported in the mainstream American media. The fellowship, overseen by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in consultation with Internews, is designed…

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Literary exchange project accepting applications [Cameroon, Nigeria]

Aspiring writers can apply for this program. The Goethe-Institut in Lagos and Yaounde, in collaboration with Saraba Magazine and Bakwa Magazine, is organizing a mentored series of exchanges and workshops on creative nonfiction in Cameroon and Nigeria. Candidates must be available to travel between May 10 to 16 and other dates. Specific dates will be announced once participants are…

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Earth Journalism Network offers biodiversity story grants [Worldwide]

Journalists and other expert media practitioners who want to cover critical issues of conservation and biodiversity can apply for grants ranging from US$1,000 to US$2,000. The Earth Journalism Network is offering reporting grants to support the production of in-depth stories that highlight threats to global biodiversity or explore new conservation-based solutions. Proposals that focus on new…

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Press Freedom: Right Of A Journalist

“Everyone has the right to seek, receive and impart information and ideas without fear or interference”- Unknown. Throughout the world journalists, bloggers, media organizations and others are seen facing harassment and imprisonment for exercising their right to free speech. A recent one is a crackdown by authorities in Gambia, where the incumbent President Yahya Jammeh…

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Data journalism contest accepting entries [Worldwide]

Media companies, nonprofit organizations, freelancers and staff journalists can enter a competition. The fifth annual Data Journalism Awards (DJAs), run by the Global Editors Network (GEN) and sponsored by the Knight Foundation and Google, will be awarding a US$1,801 prize to each of its 10 category winners. The categories are: data visualization of the year; investigation of the year; news data app of…

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Christiana Alabi of Daily Trust Newspapers is ‘AMDF 2016 Journalist of the Year’

Today we announce Christiana Alabi of Daily Trust Newspapers as the ‘AMDF 2016 Journalist of the Year’. Mrs. Alabi emerged winner having received the highest votes cast by selected news consumers in Kaduna, northern Nigeria. AMDF introduced the ‘Journalist of the Year’ project to encourage journalists working in Nigeria and Africa to adhere strictly to…

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