OPEN Media Hub offers funding for journalism projects [Eastern Europe, Caucasus, MENA]

Online and video journalists, as well as bloggers and citizen journalists, from Azerbaijan, Algeria, Armenia, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Jordan, Libya, Lebanon, Moldova, Morocco, Palestine, Russia, Tunisia and Ukraine can apply for funding.

The Open Media Hub has launched a Call for Expression of Interest for Production Support. The initiative aims to support journalists to create content that is based on stories that were already produced and published on the organization’s website.

Winners will receive grants of up to EUR7,000 as well as practical guidance on content production and distribution.

The deadline is Jan. 18, 2019.

More Information Here


Journalism exchange program open [Africa, Germany]

Journalists ages 25 to 40 from Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Germany can apply.

The International Journalists’ Programmes (IJP) are offering fellowships to up to six young Southern African journalists and up to five young German journalists. The Southern African-German Journalists‘ Bursary is intended to enable young journalists to gain insights into the political, economic, cultural and social fabric of the host country.

For two months, Southern African delegates will have the chance to work in Germany, followed by German delegates in Africa. They will be integrated into the day-to-day journalism of their host newsroom while researching stories for their home media.

The delegates will receive a fixed payment of EUR3,000 to cover most of their travel, accommodation and living expenses.

Candidates must have a strong command of English. German is an advantage but not mandatory.

The deadline is Feb. 15, 2019.

Learn more and apply


RBM Partnership 20th Anniversary – 30th October 2018

Today marks the 20th Anniversary of the launch of the RBM Partnership to End Malaria, the global platform for co-ordinated action on malaria.

To celebrate this anniversary, the Partnership is today announcing the launch of the RBM Partnership to End Malaria media fellowship, offering journalists from the 11 countries with the highest burdens of malaria the opportunity to learn from leading malaria experts and be introduced to some of the exciting projects on the ground in their regions, to support and inspire journalists in making a real difference in eliminating malaria through their work.

The Partnership is also looking back the greatest achievements from the malaria-fighting community last 20 years, which include reducing deaths caused by malaria by over 60%, and contributing to an 1,000% increase in malaria funding. A video looking at some of these highlights is available here – however do let us know if you would be interested in finding out more about these achievements for a wider feature on progress achieved so far against malaria.

Please find the full press release below including more information about the RBM Partnership’s 20th Anniversary and the new media fellowship. If you would also be interested in applying for the fellowship yourself or sharing the opportunity with a colleague, please click here for more information about the application process.


Mobile Film Festival seeks videos on human rights [Worldwide]

Professional and amateur filmmakers are invited to make a one-minute video for a chance to receive EUR20,000 (US$23,561).


English course for journalists open [Worldwide]

The University of California, Berkeley is offering the Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) “English for Journalists, Part 2” through edX.


Smithsonian photo contest accepting entries [Worldwide]

Professional and amateur photographers can enter for a chance to win US$2,500.


John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships 2019/2020 at Stanford University

Each year, JSK brings together up to 20 fellows from around the world to work on ideas to address the most urgent problems facing journalism. If you aspire to be a leader who can help reimagine and transform journalism, you should apply for our program.


Funding to enable innovation in video journalism [Worldwide]

The Google News Initiative (GNI) YouTube innovation funding will provide up to US$250,000 to support news organizations in building sustainable, innovative video operations.


ICFJ offers webinar on leading cross-border data journalism projects [Worldwide]

Journalists can join a webinar led by ICFJ Knight Fellow Jacopo Ottaviani at 10 a.m. EDT Sept. 26 on the tools and strategies newsrooms can use to lead cross-border data journalism projects.


Contest recognizes coverage of labor migration [Worldwide]

Professional journalists are invited to submit a written article, photo, audio or video to this contest organized by the International Labour Organization.


UNDP/UNESCO 2018 IATI Research Challenge for Journalists | Opportunities For Africans

UNDP and UNESCO are jointly launching the “AITI Research Challenge for Journalists” – a research and writing competition for journalists around the world, aged between 15 and 25.
Application Deadline: 20 December, 2018.