East African Photography Award 

The EAPA invites East African photographers to submit their best single images in the following categories: human (images that speak of people, humanity and mankind), planet (related to anything to do with our world), and imagine (for creative, innovative and experimental images). For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | August 1

Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability

The National Center on Disability and Journalism is now accepting entries for the 2022 Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability, the only national journalism contest devoted exclusively to disability coverage. For the first time this year, the Gary Corcoran Student Prize for Excellence in Reporting on Disability has been added. It will recognise the best work by student journalists on topics related to disabilities. For professional journalists, winners will receive a total of US$8,000 in cash awards in large media and small media categories. First-place winners in each category will be awarded US$2,500 and invited to the Cronkite School for a public lecture or presentation in Autumn 2023. Second-place winners will receive US$1,000 and third-place winners US$500. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | August 1

COP28 coverage fellowship

Journalists from Africa, 18 to 35, with an interest in climate reporting can apply for a fellowship. Climate Tracker is accepting applications for its COP28 African energy justice team. Four fellows will be selected to join this team and cover COP28, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, from November 30 to December 12 in Dubai. Two finalists will be fully funded to attend the COP28, while an additional two will be part of a virtual team reporting from their preferred locations. Fellows will receive pre-COP28 online training, global exposure, mentoring, and more. In addition, fellows travelling to Dubai will receive accommodations and a stipend. To apply, applicants must submit a story and attend two webinars. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | August 3

Disarming Disinformation Training

Individuals with knowledge and experience in combating disinformation can apply for training. The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is offering its Disarming Disinformation Training of the Trainers track. ICFJ will train individuals who are passionate about stopping the spread of disinformation and empowering others to do the same. Selected individuals will serve as trainers, conducting workshops and events for their communities, equipping more people to spot and push back against false information. Applicants must be from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Five applicants from each region will be selected. Selected applicants will receive US$2,000 to develop their training. They will also attend an in-person training in October. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | August 4

Digital Public Infrastructure Journalism Fellowship

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), in partnership with Co-Develop, is offering the Digital Public Infrastructure Journalism Fellowship. This programme is intended to build a pool of West African journalists who would have the knowledge and skills to produce impactful reports on digital public infrastructure and digital public goods and services. Journalists must be from Benin, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, The Gambia and Togo, with a work experience of at least three years. The Fellowship will be both virtual and in-person. For the first six weeks and the last four weeks, fellows will be engaged virtually by mentors and trainers. During the seventh and eighth weeks of the fellowshipfellows will convene in Accra, Ghana for further in-person and peer-to-peer experience-sharing sessions. By the end of the fellowship, each fellow is expected to have produced at least two significant stories on digital public infrastructure (DPI) and digital public goods (DPGs) and services. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline I August 7

Open calls for workshops and lightning talk proposals

Media Party is calling for journalists, developers, entrepreneurs and civic hackers to apply to lead sessions at the 11th Buenos Aires edition from October 5–7. This is an international event that brings together journalists, entrepreneurs, developers and designers from five continents to work together for the future of media. The organisation is accepting proposals from those interested in giving workshops or lightning talks during the event, which this year will focus on generative AI, AI ethics, AI security and privacy. Broader issues in journalism will also be addressed, including local news, disinformation, product thinking and mental health in a post-pandemic world, among other topics. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | August 12

Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship

The fellowship provides an unrivalled opportunity for an exceptional early career journalist: a six to nine-month fellowship with Durham University which will include undertaking an investigative project from inside the Reuters newsroom in London, mentored by top Reuters editors in the field while being overseen by Durham University and having access to university academics and research resources. This fellowship is designed to give the applicant the chance to develop rigorous, fact-based research and reporting skills.  For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | August 15

Nile Basin Media Awards 

Journalists are invited to submit original pieces of their work that promote cooperation in transboundary waters in the Nile Basin. This includes topics such as countries jointly addressing challenges like climate change, maximising socio-economic benefits, minimising risks and costs of development projects, and promoting regional peace and security through the cooperative management and use of the shared Nile Basin water resources. Categories for entries include print, radio, television, photography and digital categories. From this pool, judges will also select the best female entry and best collaborative story. No entry fee is required. The entries should have been published in publications in the 10 NBI Member States namely: Burundi, DR Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, between December 2020 and August 22, 2023. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline I August 22

African Youth Storytelling Contest

In collaboration with the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL), the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF), is hosting a youth storytelling contest, for African storytellers between age 18 and 35. The story should focus on these themes: food sovereignty, thriving food systems, biodiverse landscapes, land tenure, ecosystem restoration, gender, climate justice, indigenous rights, community-led action, youth leadership and sustainable finance. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | August 31

Fund for Investigative Journalism

The Fund for Investigative Journalism provides grants and other support for reporters to produce high-quality, unbiased, nonpartisan investigative stories that have an impact. Freelance journalists, staff reporters and media outlets are eligible for grants, and their investigations can be for print, online or broadcast stories, books, documentaries or podcasts. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | September 5

Global Media Defence Fund 

NGOs, media or lawyers’ associations, media development agencies, foundations, academic institutions and noncommercial media institutions can apply for this programme. UNESCO is seeking partners for the Global Media Defense Fund to enhance media protection and improve the access of journalists to specialised legal assistance. Partners will undertake initiatives to upscale and/or operationalise actions that enhance journalists’ legal protection and their access to legal assistance. The total grant allocated for this programme is US$1.4 million. Selected organisations can request US$15,000 to US$35,000. Preference will be given to proposals impacting on regions/countries where the safety of journalists is more at risk based on UNESCO’s Observatory of Killed Journalists. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | September 11

Radio Workshop 

Radio Workshop is taking pitches in English for our next series of stories. They are looking for African audio producers who have a story that explores the lives of LGBTQIA+ youth anywhere on the continent. They are very interested in hearing pitches from Uganda, Senegal, Botswana, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, and Liberia. But we’re open to pitches from anywhere in Africa.

For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | September 15

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Programme

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Programme provides a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development and professional collaboration with US counterparts. Primary funding for the Humphrey Programme is provided by the US Congress through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State. Participants from the following regions are eligible: Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, East Asia and Pacific, South and Central Asia and the Western Hemisphere.

During the programme, fellows pursue both their individual programme goals and work closely with their Humphrey colleagues in workshops and seminars. Unlike a typical American graduate school experience, the programme encourages fellows to travel away from their host campus to learn more about American culture and to network with their American peers. Applicants are required to have at least an undergraduate degree, a minimum of five years of full-time, professional experience, demonstrated leadership qualities, a commitment to public service in their community and fluent English. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline I Rolling

Pulitzer Center Journalism Grants on Crisis Reporting

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a non-profit organisation that supports independent global journalism, is seeking applications for innovative data-driven journalism projects that spotlight underreported issues. This opportunity is open to all newsrooms and independent journalists in the United States and abroad. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | Rolling



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