Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) Writing Fellowships 2020

The Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) invites applications for its Fifth Writing Semester, which will run from 3 February to 31 May 2020. Fellowships are open to any field of expertise. Previous fellows have included academics, novelists, scientists, poets, playwrights, independent researchers and journalists. Please note that if successful, we urge that you keep…

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African Women Writers Workshop 2019 for African women Writers & Journalists(AWDF)

THE AFRICAN WOMEN’S DEVELOPMENT FUND (AWDF)INVITES AFRICAN WOMEN WRITERS AND JOURNALISTS TO APPLY FOR THE AFRICAN WOMEN’S WRITERS WORKSHOP 2019. THIS 10-DAY WRITING WORKSHOP TAKES PLACE IN GHANA, FROM 21ST OCTOBER 2019 TO 30TH OCTOBER 2019. This workshop is targeted at women writers, journalists and activists who wish to step-up their involvement in highlighting issues…

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African Women Writers Workshop 2019 for African Women Writers & Journalists (AWDF)

THE AFRICAN WOMEN’S DEVELOPMENT FUND (AWDF)INVITES AFRICAN WOMEN WRITERS AND JOURNALISTS TO APPLY FOR THE AFRICAN WOMEN’S WRITERS WORKSHOP 2019. THIS 10-DAY WRITING WORKSHOP TAKES PLACE IN GHANA, FROM 21ST OCTOBER 2019 TO 30TH OCTOBER 2019. This workshop is targeted at women writers, journalists and activists who wish to step-up their involvement in highlighting issues…

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Apply: Megacities Shortdocs

Professional and amateur documentarians who live in one of the 38 megacities around the world are invited to enter this contest. Megacities Shortdocs hosts an international contest with festivals held in megacities to support the making of short documentaries raising awareness about urban challenges and solutions. Documentaries must be 4 minutes long and cover issues…

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Apply; Mongabay Seeks Correspondents

Experienced journalists can apply for a paid reporting initiative. Mongabay is accepting story proposals for its Changing Africa project, which will examine the intersection between conservation and development in the African continent Possible topics include development pressure, environmental changes, tracing supply chains, sustainability and conservation. Mongabay will negotiate fees and contracts on a per-story basis.…

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Portrait Photography Contest Open

Photographers ages 18 and older can compete in a contemporary portrait contest. The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019, organized by the National Portrait Gallery in London, is accepting entries.  Applicants are encouraged to portray people with an emphasis on their identity as individuals. Photos must have taken after Jan. 1, 2018. Each applicant can…

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Applications for the 2019 Portenier Human Rights Bursary competition

Independent journalists and documentary filmmakers who focus on human rights abuses can apply for funding. The Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma is selecting candidates for the Portenier Human Rights Bursary, sponsored by filmmaker Giselle Portenier. The award is open to freelancers worldwide, experienced or novice. Applicants must demonstrate a clear interest or track…

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British Embassy in Somalia launches Somali journalism Prize Award

The British Embassy is seeking short videos and photographs from media students and early career journalists based in Somalia including Somaliland which demonstrate a positive, original and unique story about Somalia. To celebrate World Press Freedom Day and the ‘Global Conference for Media Freedom’ (#DefendMediaFreedom), to be hosted by the governments of the United Kingdom…

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