Media workshop on air pollution

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) invites journalists from Nairobi County, Kenya to join a media workshop on air pollution in Nairobi from May 8-10, 2023. The three-day workshop will strengthen the knowledge and skills of local journalists to report on air pollution, thereby contributing to greater public awareness of the sources, impacts, and potential solutions to air pollution in Nairobi. Internews EJN will facilitate engagement between journalists, subject experts, and communities affected by air pollution, providing an opportunity for journalists to gain knowledge on air quality science and a better understanding of the real-life challenges faced by affected communities. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline I April 6

Rest of World Labour x Tech Reporting fellowship 

Rest of the World is looking for four reporting fellows to join them for a full year and produce a series of articles on tech’s relationship with labour, and the tech industry’s influence on both the nature of work and the state of workers. The fellowship is designed to engage reporters native to the regions we cover who have a basic understanding of those regions’ tech and business landscape. The reporting fellows will become part of the regular reporting team on the ground, helping shape the storytelling by contributing original ideas for stories and working alongside reporters and editors based around the world.  Fellows will start in May 2023. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline I April 7

Story grants to report on the Mediterranean Sea

Launched in March 2022, the Mediterranean Media Initiative aims to build the capacity of journalists to produce independent reports on the current state of the Mediterranean Sea, cover solutions-based approaches proposed through technology and citizen-led innovations and investigate criminality and corruption which is either transboundary in nature or within national waters. With support from the Adessium Foundation, EJN is pleased to offer five story grants with a budget of up to €1,000 each for this second round of story grants to selected journalists to report on overfishing, illegal fishing and the biodiversity crisis in the Mediterranean region. In addition to funding, selected journalists will receive support from experienced mentors through the story production process. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline I April 7

Zambia environmental crime journalism fellowship

The fellowship will allow young media professionals in Zambia to delve into the country’s environmental and climate reporting landscape. Fellows will gain insight into Zambia’s conservation challenges and the work being done by conservation partners to restore ecosystems to good health. Participants will receive hands-on experience through in-person field visits and meetings with renowned sector experts. They will have the opportunity to learn basic science, environmental research and reporting skills from experienced international environmental journalists. They will be given the opportunity to flex this new knowledge and skills through opportunities to publish environmental articles in national and international publications. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline I April 10

Reconnecting African-European perspectives training workshop

The Taz Panter Foundation is offering a training and networking workshop for journalists from 19 African countries from June 2023 to January 2024 on various topics. The workshop will improve networking among African journalists as well as with European colleagues and representatives of civil society. It will strengthen the skills of the participants well as their insights on globally relevant debates. Issues that concern the daily work of African journalists will be equally included: fake news and disinformation, freedom of the press, digitalisation of media, corruption and the struggle for democratic reforms. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline I April 16

Canon student development programme 2023 

The programme offers students across Europe, Middle East and Africa an incredible opportunity to meet leading experts, attend key industry events and have their portfolios professionally assessed. The Canon Student Development Program includes a five-day photojournalism event scheduled for September. The program features online talks, webinars and a virtual portfolio review by experienced photographers. Participants must submit a digital portfolio of up two to stories, including up to 20 fully captioned images, with an accompanying synopsis or description. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline I April 16

Sundance Institute Documentary Fund 2023 

In a changing media landscape, the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund has been a stable, progressive force in supporting work that has expressed the world in creative, complex, beautiful, and provocative ways, and it has created real cultural and social impact around some of the most pressing issues of our time. For international productions, independent nonfiction films led by artists from Africa, China, India, Latin America and the Middle East will be prioritised. Interested applicants must submit a proposal and visual samples. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline I April 18

Hammarskjöld journalism fellowship

The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from career print, television, radio or internet journalists from mainly developing nations of Africa, Asia (including Pacific Island nations), Latin America/the Caribbean to cover deliberations of the 78th United Nations General Assembly for approximately 10 weeks. Applicants should have a compelling interest in international affairs and the work of the United Nations and its member agencies. Both full-time and freelance journalists are invited to apply. For details and to apply, click here. 

Deadline I April 24

Lorenzo Natali Prize 2023

The Lorenzo Natali Journalism Prize, sponsored by the European Commission, recognises excellence in written, radio and broadcast journalism on the theme of development, democracy and human rights around the world. This year’s contest should relate to issues of inequality, poverty eradication, sustainable development, environment, biodiversity, climate action, digital (gap, connectivity, e-governance, entrepreneurship), jobs and employment, education and skills development, migration, healthcare (access, assistance), and peace, democracy and human rights. The contest has three categories: an International Prize, for journalists whose media headquarters is located in a partner country of the EU; Europe Prize, for journalists whose media is in one of the countries of the European Union; and Best Emerging Journalist Prize, for journalists under 30 in any partner country as well as in the EU Member States. Works must have been published or broadcast between March 10, 2022 and March 9, 2023.  Entries are accepted in all languages but should include a translation in English, French or Spanish if they are not written in one of these languages. The winners in each category will receive €10,000. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline I April 28

Sharon Begley Science Reporting Award

The award, to be given annually, will recognise and support reporting and writing that embodies the high standards exemplified by Sharon Begley (1956–2021), a science journalist of unflinching dedication, skill, moral clarity, and commitment to mentoring. The Sharon Begley Award comprises a career prize, recognising the accomplishments of a mid-career science journalist, and a grant of at least $20,000 to enable the winner to undertake a significant reporting project. Entries for the 2023 Sharon Begley Award will be accepted between January 1 and April 30, 2023. Entries may be submitted at Candidates must be experienced journalists who have compiled a substantial body of work in science journalism, defined as print, audio, video, and online reporting on science, health/medicine, environment, mathematics, and technology. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline I April 30

Global Youth and News Media Prize

Educators and news organizations targeting children and teenagers can compete for an award. The Global Youth and News Media Prize, supported by the European Journalism Centre, the Google News Initiative, News-Decoder and others, celebrates work that serves, supports, attracts and/or learns from young audiences. The competition is accepting entries for the News/Media Literacy – Press Freedom Teaching Award. Nominees for the Press Freedom Teaching Award must be educators and news organisations with an initiative to help students develop a thorough understanding of the crucial role of journalism in society and of the sometimes deadly risks for people who do this work. Laureates will take part in an international ceremony and webinar designed to spread the word about their outstanding contributions to journalism and education and to encourage emulation of them. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline I May 1

SEJ Awards for Reporting on the Environment

SEJ’s 22nd annual Awards for Reporting on the Environment honours the best environmental journalism in 10 categories, bringing recognition to the stories that are among the most important on the planet. Prizes of $500 for first-place winners and $250 for second-place winners in all categories. International journalists are also encouraged to enter, but if their work is written in a language other than English, they must include an English translation with their entry. The fee for each submission ranges from US$45 for SEJ members to US$110 for non-members. Journalists residing in low-to-middle-income-economy countries can pay US$10. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline I May 1



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