Reporters Without Borders
Call for Application
Reporters Without Borders Germany (RSF) is seeking applications from journalists and bloggers around the world for a two month residency for one journalist in Berlin in the second half of 2016.
RSF and the Tactical Technology Collective want to promote knowledge about digital security for journalists and bloggers. Therefore, the two organizations have created the “Hub of Digital Freedom”, to strengthen Berlin as a hub for a creative community that can inspire change around the world. The project is funded by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany. More to click Reporters Without Borders
IWMF Fellowship Opportunities
As part of the Adelante initiative, the IWMF will lead six trips to Latin America in 2016. The first three days of each reporting trip will consist of comprehensive security training and briefings by regional experts. Participating journalists will participate in approximately one week of in-country independent and group reporting activities, and will have the opportunity to interact with key stakeholders and in-country journalists. The IWMF pays for fellowship-related expenses including travel, lodging, meals and fixers/interpreters unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs. More to click IWMF
Annual CGAP Photo Contest
Financial Inclusion Through Your Lens
Now in its 11th year, the CGAP Photo Contest is looking for original, striking images that capture the importance of microfinance and financial inclusion efforts around the world. Digital innovations and the growing use of smartphones are making it easier for poor and rural customers to manage their daily finances, grow a business, or respond to an emergency. But two billion people still lack access to basic financial services such as savings accounts and credit. Closing the access gap can play a role in reducing extreme poverty and increasing prosperity.
The 2015 contest received more than 3,300 entries from photographers in 77 countries. Winners were showcased by top global media outlets and viewed tens of thousands of times online. The top photographs receive prizes and recognition, and all entrants help to show why financial inclusion matters, in vivid and memorable ways. More to click CGAP Photo Contest
Entries are invited for the 2016 ‘Young Journalist’ prize sponsored by the Thomson Foundation
Part of the Foreign Press Association (FPA) Media Awards, the award enables journalists aged 30 and under from countries with a Gross National Income (GNI) per capita of less than $20,000 to enter their work for scrutiny by the Foundation – the world’s longest established international media development organisation – and then the FPA judges.
The three finalists will be flown to London, spend two nights in the city and attend the gala award night at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel on Tuesday, November 29, along with a host of other potential award winners and leading figures from the world of journalism. More to click Thomson Foundation
Call for Applications: ASEF Journalists’ Workshop
ASEF is pleased to invite practicing journalists from ASEM countries to apply for the ASEF Journalists’ Workshop on “Asia-Europe Media Connectivity: Collaborating on Digital Journalism” to be held on 4-7 October 2016 in Madrid, Spain.
This workshop will be a platform for the participants to share their journalistic experiences in and perspectives on handling digital connectivity from national and regional levels. Through discussions, the event will explore the current environment of digital media and the role of journalism in reflecting and facilitating ‘connectivity’ between diverse communities.
Application deadline for ASEF Journalists’ Workshop in Spain will be Monday, 29 August 2016. More to click Asia-Europe Foundation