DIG AWARDS FOR THE BEST OF INVESTIGATIVE VIDEO-JOURNALISM WORLDWIDE

Deadline: 15 February 2019
DIG is a non-profit association that supports journalists who pursue the truth. DIG is a house for investigative reporters. We connect them with European broadcasters, and reward their most valuable works. Every year, DIG awards the best of investigative video-journalism worldwide. Submit your best work now in seven different categories.

AVAILABLE: FUND FOR WOMEN JOURNALISTS

Deadline: 25 February 2019
The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, the first funding initiative of its kind, enables the IWMF to dramatically expand its support of women journalists. Established with a $4 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the Fund supports projects including educational opportunities, investigative reporting and media development initiatives.

FULL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: MASTERS PROGRAM IN INTERNATIONAL MEDIA STUDIES

Deadline: 31 March 2019
The Master’s Program is a four-semester, full-time program. The bilingual curriculum combines the disciplines media and development, journalism, communications and media management. This is a joint project together with the University of Bonn, the Bonn Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences and Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster with headquarters in Bonn.

2019 WORLD PRESS INSTITUTE FELLOWSHIPS FOR FREE PRESS AND JOURNALISM

Deadline: 15 February 2019
Gain access to, engage in and observe the role, responsibility and impact of a free press firsthand in one of the world’s largest, most diverse democracies. Through an immersive program, you will learn how the U.S. founding principles of a free press and journalistic best practices help foster transparency and accountability of government institutions, businesses and organizations, including the most powerful ones.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: UNESCO/GUILLERMO CANO WORLD PRESS FREEDOM PRIZE 2019

Deadline: 15 February 2019
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is seeking nominations for its UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2019 which is funded by the Cano Foundation (Colombia), the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation (Finland) and the Namibia Media Trust (Namibia).

FOJO INSTITUTE PUBLISHES REPORT ON ONLINE HARASSMENT

A recent report from the Fojo Institute describes and analyses how online propaganda against journalists across the world – through hate, harassment, threats and fabricated news – undermines independent reporting, sows doubt among the public and makes journalists, in particular female journalists, open for online attacks and physical abuse.

GFMD COMMENDS FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS IN THE EU REPORT

On 16 January, the European Parliament voted to adopt the annual report on the situation of fundamental rights in the European Union in 2017. We commend the EP for its strong focus on media and freedom of expression, and appreciate that the report recognised the provisions for media freedom in the EU’s external funding instruments.

OPEN IRAQ INITIATIVE: TRANSFORMING PUBLIC DATA INTO CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT

Internews is offering a 200 hour training program.  The Open Iraq initiative aims to promote the participation of Iraqi women in governance by enabling them to access, analyze, and use data on government budgets and advocate for gender equality in public expenditure. The Open Iraq training sessions, story incubators, and ongoing mentorship will be conducted […]