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Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship for Young journalists for Human Rights Watch (5Oct2007)

Young journalists can apply for Human Rights Watch fellowship

Region :Worldwide
Deadline: October 5, 2007

Recent journalism graduates worldwide have the chance to apply for an international fellowship with Human Rights Watch. Deadline: October 5.

The Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship is open to any eligible candidate, regardless of nationality. Fellows work full-time for one year with Human Rights Watch in New York, Washington, D.C., or London. Tasks include monitoring human rights developments in various countries, conducting on-site investigations, and drafting reports on human rights conditions.

The fellowship is also open to recent graduates from law, international relations or area studies, and those with comparable relevant work experience. The next round of fellowships start in September 2008 and are open to graduates with relevant degrees received after January 2005 and before August 2008.

For more information, telephone +1 212 290 4700, ext. 312, or visit

Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships program

Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships
1100 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 1310, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-429-3740 * Fax: 202-466-4344
Email: * Website: http://

From now until August 15, 2007, the Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships (AFPF) is accepting applications from print journalists for our 2008 program. Successful candidates will report for American news organizations from March-August, 2008. Since 1984, AFPF has provided training opportunities to approximately ten journalists annually. It is hoped that through such training, Fellows will learn practices, standards and values of U.S. journalism which they can adapt, share and apply in their own countries.

In addition to our general fellowships, AFPF offers specialized fellowships by topic and region, including business, education, health, investigations, religion, as well as the Daniel Pearl Fellowships which are offered to journalists who come from areas that Daniel Pearl covered as a journalist - South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. Those receiving specialized fellowships partake in activities related to their interests. For the Daniel Pearl Fellowships, those activities are in line with the mission of the Daniel Pearl Foundation - to encourage dialogue among people of different cultures, reduce cultural and religious hatred and create a platform for responsible and creative journalism.

Applicants for all fellowships must meet the following minimum criteria:

* Current full-time employment as a journalist for the news or editorial department of independent newspapers, wire services, online publications, or magazines of general public interest in a developing country;

* At least three years of professional experience as a journalist in the print or online media;

* Citizenship of a developing country;

* Early to mid-career status and between 25 and 35 years old;

* A demonstrated personal commitment to a career in journalism in a developing country;

* Ability and desire to share what is learned on the fellowship with journalists at home;

* Endorsement from the management of the home publication;

* An excellent command of written and spoken English.

Visit our website for downloadable application materials: .

Thank you for your time and assistance.


Susan Albrecht
Executive Director
Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships
1100 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 1310
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-429-3740
Fax: 202-466-4344

Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships, including the Daniel Pearl Fellowships (1aug08)


The world has come to know Daniel Pearl as the U.S. reporter who was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan in early 2002, just four months after 11 September 2001. The Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships and the Daniel Pearl Foundation have established a fellowship to honour Pearl, which gives journalists from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia hands-on experience in U.S. newsrooms.

All Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships, including the Daniel Pearl Fellowships, are awarded to young and mid-career print and online journalists from developing world countries with an emerging free press. The 10 successful applicants will spend six months reporting for a U.S. news organisation and will learn U.S. journalistic traditions that they may adapt and apply in their home countries.

To be eligible, applicants should be from the developing world and be between the ages of 25-35, work full-time as a journalist, have three years of journalism experience in print or online media, and have an excellent command of English (all activities are conducted in English).

Daniel Pearl fellows come from South Asia, North Africa and the Middle East, areas that Pearl covered as a journalist, and their work encourages dialogue among different cultures and religions.

The fellowships begin in March 2008, and cover health insurance, a monthly stipend to cover basic living expenses, and all costs of programme-related travel.

The deadline for applications is 1 August 2008.

For more information and biographies of last year's winners,
ring: +1 (202)429 3740,
email: info (@) or

Anupama Jayaraman Memorial Award for young women journalists (25 Nov)

Theme: human rights.

The Anupama Jayaraman Memorial Award for young women journalists

The Jayaraman family and the Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI) jointly announce the Anupama Jayaraman Memorial Award for young women journalists.

The Award had been set up in the memory of Anupama Jayaraman, a young and promising Bangalore-based journalist who passed away in January 2006. Anupama was not only multi-talented and energetic, but she also demonstrated a keen interest in issues of human rights and social justice.

The Award is one of several efforts undertaken by her family to keep her concerns and ideas alive. It is meant to encourage and honour young women journalists who, like her, believe in meaningful journalism and have the courage and determination to write on issues relating to human rights and social justice. The Award will include a citation and a cheque for Rs. 15,000.

The Award will be for a woman print journalist in India writing in any Indian language or English.

The Anupama Jayaraman Award will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Network of Women in Media, India. A jury of eminent citizens, including senior journalists, will judge the entries and select the next recipient of the Anupama Jayaraman Memorial Award.


  1. To encourage, support and honour young women journalists writing on human rights, social justice and people-centred development.
  2. To nurture and sustain idealism, enthusiasm and constructive professionalism among young journalists.
  3. To promote and strengthen journalism that cares.

Themes The broad themes to be addressed in the entries are human rights and social justice, especially in the areas of basic needs (including access to natural resources), gender equality, and the environment.

For the 2008 Award the theme is: human rights.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The 2008 Award is open to Indian women journalists aged 25 or less, working in or contributing to the print media in India in English, Kannada or Marathi.
  • All woman journalists in this age group, including independent (freelance) journalists, are eligible.
  • The Award is for a body of work represented by three articles published over a two-year period (the 2008 Award will be for articles published between 1st September 2005 and 30th October 2007)
  • At least one of the articles from the set of three should be on human rights and water. The others can be on the broader theme of human rights and social justice.
  • Among journalists who make it to the short list, those from rural backgrounds and from Dalit and Adivasi communities will be given special consideration.
  • Guidelines for Nominations
    For the 2008 Anupama Jayaraman Award all nominations must be received by 25 November 2008.

    Please write “Anupama Jayaraman Memorial Award 2008” on the envelope.

    Nominations, sent to the address below, must include:

    1. A short write-up on the nominee and her contact details (including postal address, phone number and e-mail ID)
    2. Three bylined articles relating to this year’s specified topic (the original and 1 xerox copy of each of the three submissions must be submitted)
    3. All nominations must be typed; all submitted articles must be printed/published.
    4. For all articles published in languages other than English, an English translation signed by the author must be attached along with the original.
    5. Besides editors and other media professionals, members of the reading public are also welcome to send in nominations.

    4. When couriering/speed-posting or posting the nominations, kindly send
    an email, or call on one of the contact numbers and provide the following

    1. date of dispatch
    2. consignment number
    3. name of courier/postal service used

    Other Details

  • The Awardee and the person who nominated her will be personally informed about the jury’s decision by 8 January 2009.
  • Information about the outcome of the Award process will also be disseminated through various media, NWMI e-groups and the NWMI website.
  • A jury of five eminent citizens, mainly journalists, will select the Award winner; their decision will be final.
  • For enquiries:
    E-Mail contact: award.aj@gmail

    Appan Menon Memorial award for World Affairs or Development news with an Indian perspective (August)

    The Appan Menon Memorial Trust is inviting applications. The Trust proposes to award a grant of Rs 1 lakh every year to professional journalists working in the area of World Affairs or Development news with an Indian perspective. Journalists from any media with 3-5 years experience can apply by submitting the following.

    A brief proposal (1000 words) stating in brief the area, issues and your particular interest.
    A brief account of the proposed use of the grant and the time frame.
    Curriculum vitae and one letter of reference.
    Samples of recent work
    Appan Menon was a journalist who began as an agency reporter and worked in the print and finally television in its early years. Anchoring the popular weekly programme called The World This Week for NDTV he followed International news and reports through an Indian prespective. Before joining NDTV, Appan had worked for The Hindu, Frontline, the Press Trust of India and United News of India. He had also spent some time covering the United Nations HQ for Inter Press Service. The AMMT was established in 1996 soon after his untimely death on June 28, 1996.

    The selection of the proposal to be awarded for this year will be by an eminent jury. The grant will be made in September 2006. Applications should reach the address below by August 30, 2006.

    Managing Trustee
    Appan Menon Memoral Trust
    N-84, Panchshila Park
    New Delhi - 110017
    Tel: (Off) 26491515 and 26468150

    Asia Media Forum Human Rights Fellowship for journalists (end October)

    Asia Media Forum Human Rights Fellowship for journalists

    Asia Media Forum (AMF) invites applications for AMF Journalism Fellowships 2006-07 from self-motivated working journalists who aspire to focus on and improve their coverage of human rights.
    The two-week fellowship provides to 20 mid-career print and electronic media journalists an opportunity to work in the field in various Asian countries on themes relating to human rights -- Women's Rights, the Right to Education, Right to Food, Right to Human Security in Conflict and Emergencies (specially tsunami-related issues), Right to Life and Dignity in the Face of HIV and AIDS, and Right to Just and Democratic Governance.

    Selected fellows will get a 2,000 U.S. dollar fellowship grant that covers incidentals, travel and stipend, while local hospitality will be provided by AMF's partners in the respective countries, where they are placed.

    Interested applicants are asked to submit to the following:
    - a CV
    - two original news features on rights and development (print journalists) and one documentary or TV report segment (VHS/DVD) that will be used as contributions to the AMF website
    - written expression of interest in the fellowship and what the applicant goes to gain from it
    - letter of endorsement of participation by the editor/station manager/head of organisation

    For details, please write to
    and from

    Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) award for HIV/AIDS programming (15 Sept)

    ABU launches new award for HIV/AIDS programming

    Region :Asia and the Pacific

    Topic :HIV/AIDS, Fellowships and Awards

    The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) has launched a new award to honor outstanding reporting on HIV/AIDS in the Asia-Pacific region.

    Deadline: September 15.

    The prize recognizes the efforts of broadcasters in creating programs of a high-standard that educate the public about HIV/AIDS. According to Francyne Harrigan, development projects manager at the ABU, the competition is an integral part of ABU's commitment to galvanizing media's power in Asia-Pacific to help reduce the AIDS epidemic.

    The prize is open to all ABU member organizations. Entrants may submit up to two entries and the entries must have been first broadcast after September 2007. The Award recipient will win US$2,500 and will be flown to Bali, Indonesia to attend the gala award ceremony on November 24.

    For more information, go to my/abuprizeHIVAIDS.

    Asian Rice Journalist Award (31jan2009)


    Asia Pacific Rice Film Award 2008

    Film-makers and new media artistes across the Asia Pacific region are invited to enter their audio-visual creations in this first ever award recognising excellence in films on rice-related issues.

    Presented by Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP), TVE Asia Pacific (TVEAP) and Public Media Agency (PMA) of Malaysia, the competition is open to both fictional and factual films on the theme of Asia's rice heritage and the threats it faces in this era of globalisation.

    The films may have been produced using professional video, home video, mobile phones or cinematic equipment. They may be in any of these formats or genres: 2D animation, 3D animation, songs, short drama, satire, adaptations of folk culture or documentary. They need to have been made after 1 January 2008.

    Entries will be accepted from 1 August 2008 to 31 January 2009. The winner will receive US$ 2,000, plaque and certificate.

    Details and nomination forms at:

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    Asia Pacific Rice Journalist Award 2008

    Journalists and columnists from the Asia Pacific region are invited to submit their best articles on rice and rice-related issues.

    Presented by Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP) and the International Federation of Environmental Journalists, the competition is based on the theme of Asia's rice heritage and the threats it faces in this era of globalisation.

    Submitted articles must have been published between 1 September 2007 and 31 December 2008 in print or electronic media, or on websites of the said media. While mainstream media are preferred, non-mainstream media will also be considered. The winner will receive US$ 1,000, plaque and certificate.

    For the complete details and nomination forms, visit

    Nalaka Gunawardene
    Director and CEO
    Television for Education - Asia Pacific (TVE Asia Pacific)
    9/3, Gemunu Mawatha, Nawala Road, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.
    T: +94 11 4412 195; F: +94 11 4403 443; E: | | |
    Online video:
    Personal Blog:

    BASTIAT Prize (30 June)


    The UK-based International Policy Network is accepting articles nominations
    for its 2007 Frédéric Bastiat Prize for Journalism, awarded to writers
    whose published work promotes the institutions of a free society with
    eloquence and wit.

    The award, named in honour of the 19th century liberal French satirist and
    advocate of civil liberties, is open to journalists worldwide. A US$15,000
    prize will be split among first, second and third place winners.

    Deadline for entries is 30 June 2007.

    Full contest rules and submission forms can be requested by emailing: or calling: +44 (0)20 7836 0750, or found at:

    Bitch Media Fellowships for Writers (1 November)

    Bitch Media, for almost 20 years an independent, nonprofit feminist media organization, is pleased to announce the Bitch Media Fellowships for Writers, a series of three-month intensive writing fellowships whose goal is to develop, support, and amplify emerging, diverse voices in feminist, activist, and pop-culture media. The program will be directed by Bitch cofounder Andi Zeisler.

    Bitch Media’s mission is to provide and encourage an engaged, thoughtful response to mainstream media and pop culture. We strive to be a fresh, revitalizing voice in contemporary feminism, one that welcomes complex arguments and refuses to ignore the contradictory and often uncomfortable realities of life in an unequivocally gendered world. We publish the award-winning magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, daily online articles and opinions, weekly podcasts, and offer lectures and workshops around the world through Bitch on Campus.

    Today, we are pleased to add four three-month fellowships to our offerings, each of which pay a stipend of $1,500 for the three-month period. We seek fellows who are passionate, engaged, and interested in developing their unique voices.

    Fellowships will be selected bi-annually, and will work with Bitch Media during one of the following four quarters in 2016:

    January 1 – March 30
    April 1 – June 30
    July 1 – September 30
    October 1 – December 31
    Fellows will work in one of four subject areas during the fellowship period:

    Reproductive rights & justice
    Pop-culture criticism
    Global feminism
    During the 3-month fellowships, our fellows will:

    Produce a minimum of six online articles for Bitch Media in the topic area of their fellowship. These pieces can take a variety of forms: reported, analytical, advocacy-focused, even infographic, and are least 600 words in length.
    Produce at least one longform article to be published in the quarterly magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture.
    Participate in biweekly discussions (by phone or Skype if fellows cannot meet in person) with the fellowship director and other members of the Bitch Media staff.
    Receive mentorship and support in creating, shaping, and editing articles and blog posts.
    Receive follow-up support with placing future articles and essays, and make great connections within the feminist-media community.
    Have access to the Bitch Media library, which houses more than 2,000 books on feminist theory and activism; gender, race, and queer studies; pop-culture criticism, and social-justice history.
    Receive a $1,500 stipend for the three-month fellowship.
    Who should apply?

    This fellowship was created in order to cultivate and amplify new voices. If you are a writer who is just getting started and have little publication experience, we strongly encourage you to apply. If you are passionate about one of the above subject areas but do not have a history of writing or blogging about them, we strongly encourage you to apply. (Writers who have contributed to Bitch before will be considered on a case- by-case basis, but again, this fellowship is focused on emerging writers.) Fellows may be based globally, and U.S. citizenship or residence is not required to be a fellow.

    Bitch Media is an independent 501(c)3 organization and an equal-opportunity employer. We seek a variety of perspectives and encourage applications from qualified writers of any age, race, color, gender, religion, ancestry, disability, marital status, and sexual orientation. We hope that our fellows will be able to find a community among their co-fellows and the staff of Bitch Media.

    To Apply:

    Submit a single PDF file with all required materials (listed below) to Your email subject line should note the subject area to which you are applying. Make sure to include a cover letter that describes your interest in the fellowship area of your choice:

    • What are the topics you’re passionate about?
    • What are the facets and angles of this subject that you think are underreported and under-discussed elsewhere in the media?
    • What unique experiences and perspectives will you bring to the topic?

    Along with your cover letter, please include:

    • A CV and/or résumé that lists previous publications.
    • Three (3) relevant writing samples. The samples can be sent as email attachments or, if they are online, as links.

    Applicants must apply for one of four categories (reproductive rights and justice, pop-culture criticism, technology, and global feminism). Applicants may apply for more than one category, but must send separate applications for each one. If you are unavailable to accept a fellowship during a specific quarter next year, please make sure to include that information in your application.

    Please, no phone calls or office visits regarding the Fellowship Program or application process. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Deadline for Application: November 1, 2015
    2016 Fellows Announced: December 15, 2015

    More at:

    CBA-Amnesty International Award for Human Rights Programme (October)

    CBA-Amnesty International Award for Human Rights Programme

    For a radio or television feature on any area of human rights that is
    likely to have made an impact on policy.

    Deadline: October 15 2006.

    CNES-Setu Media fellowship (march/april)

    CNES-Setu National Media Fellowship for print media professionals who wish to study issues related to the North-east

    Deadline: March-April.

    The fellowship carries an award of Rs. 75,000/- and is open to
    journalists from other parts of the country with an interest in the

    The Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research runs the programme.

    Details of the application format and project proposals can be viewed at where those interested may click on the news and announcements logo.

    Enquiries may be addressed to the C-NES office at
    New Delhi at 261212426 or by email at and .

    Chameli Devi Jain Award for an Outstanding Woman Mediaperson (1March2008)

    From: Ayesha Matthan

    30 Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
    January 27, 2008

    Call for Chameli Devi Jain Award nominations for an Outstanding Woman Mediaperson

    You are requested to consider making a nomination for the 2007-08 Chameli Award.

    Closing date March 1, 2008.

    Criteria: Excellence, impact, social concern, innovation, style and originality of work done between March 2007 and Februry 2008 in the print or broadcast media.

    Eligibility: Open to all categories of journalists, including free lancers, photographers, cartoonists and feature writers.

    Nominations may be sponsored or self-nominated and should be accompanied by four or five clippings, tapes/DVDs of work done during 2007-08, and the names and telephone umbers/e-mail address of two references if in the latter category.

    Kindly furnish the postal address, telephone number and e-mail address of the nominee.

    The entries will be adjudicated by an independent jury whose verdict shall be final.

    The name of the Awardee will be announced around March 25 and the Award will be presented at the India International Centre on March 31, 2008.

    Kindly publish this if possible in any manner and do pass the word around.

    Thanking you for your kind cooperation,

    B.G. Verghese
    011-2335 5099; M – (0)-98189 16923

    Commonwealth Press Union 2006/7 Photo Awards (31January)

    The Commonwealth Press Union is now inviting entries for the 2006/7 Photo Awards.

    This is an open competition that anyone may enter so long as they are resident of a Commonwealth country and are over the age of 18.

    You may be a professional or amateur photographer or you may simply have taken a striking image that is worthy of the Awards - whoever you are and whatever your photograph, this is a competition worth entering.

    Deadline for entries extended! Now 31 January 2007

    Click on to go straight to the
    Photoawards website where you will also find a press release.

    Please note in particular The Canberra Times/CPU Young photographer Award category. This prize will give a young person from a developing country the opportunity of travelling to Australia - all expenses paid - to take up a six-week photographic residency at The Canberra Times. In addition of course there is the main prize of UKP 1,000 which will go to the overall winner, as well as other prizes of UKP 250.

    Good luck!

    Courage in Journalism Award and Lifetime Achievement Award

    Courage in Journalism Award and Lifetime Achievement Award Nominations

    The IWMF is currently seeking nominations for its 2012 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award. Each year, the IWMF recognizes three women journalists who have shown extraordinary strength of character while working under difficult or dangerous circumstances with its Courage in Journalism Awards. A pioneering woman journalist is honored for her contributions to news media with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

    During the past 21 years, 72 journalists have won Courage Awards and 20 journalists have been honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards. The 2012 awards will be presented at ceremonies in New York on October 24 and in Los Angeles on October 29.

    Dag Hammarskjöld Scholarship Fund for Journalists (March)

    The Dag Hammarskjöld Scholarship Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists from developing countries for its Fellowship Program.
    The Fellowships are available to radio, television, print and web journalists, age 25 to 35, from developing countries who are interested in coming to New York to report on international affairs during the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The Fellowships will begin in mid-September and extend to late November and will include the cost of travel and accommodations in New York, as well as a per diem allowance.
    The Fellowship Program is open to journalists who are native to one of the developing countries in Africa, Asia, South America and the Caribbean, and are currently working full-time for a bona fide media organization in a developing nation. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in and commitment to international affairs and to conveying a better understanding of the United Nations to their readers and audiences. They must also have approval from their media organizations to spend up to two months in New York to report from the United Nations.
    The journalists who are awarded Fellowships are given the incomparable opportunity to observe international diplomatic deliberations at the United Nations, to make professional contacts that will serve them for many years to come, to interact with seasoned journalists from around the world, and to gain a broader perspective and understanding of matters of global concern. Many past Fellows have risen to prominence in their professional and countries.
    This is the 48th year the Dag Hammarskjöld Scholarship Fund has sponsored the Fellowship Program for Journalists. The program is administered on a volunteer basis by journalists at the United Nations, who raise money from foundations, corporations and diplomatic missions.
    Applicants must demonstrate an interest in and commitment to international affairs and to conveying a better understanding of the United Nations to their readers and audiences.
    The Dag Hammarskjöld Journalism Fellowship is open to individuals who:

    Are native of one of the developing countries of Africa, Asia, South America or the Caribbean.
    Currently live in and write for a publication in their native country.
    Are between the ages of 25 and 35.
    Have a good to excellent command of the English language.
    Are currently employed full-time as professional journalists for bona fide print, television, radio or internet media organizations.
    Have approval from their media organizations to spend up to three months in New York reporting from the United Nations.
    Receive a commitment from their media organizations that the reports they file during the term of the Fellowship will be used.

    Documentation Requirements
    Please include all of the following documents with your signed application. Applications WITHOUT the following documents will NOT be considered.

    Copies of representative selections of your work, such as newspaper clippings, audio tapes, or video tapes.
    a. For newspaper clippings, include an English translation. b. For audio tape and video tape submissions, include a written English transcription.
    Photocopies of diplomas or certificates received from educational institution(s) that you attended. Include certificates received from journalism training organizations, if appropriate.
    An originally signed letter from a person of good standing in your community or profession who can testify to your character, such as a community, religious or business leader, teacher, former or current co-worker.
    Originally signed letters from two individuals who supervised you and can comment on your journalism experience and qualifications.
    Endorsement of the Fellowship application from the editor or director of the news organization that presently employs you. This endorsement must be originally signed and should:
    a. Grants you a leave of absence from your current duties in the event you are awarded a Fellowship. b. States 1) plans for using the material prepared by you during the Fellowship, and 2) the arrangements made to file your reports while you are at the United Nations and in New York.c. Sets forth the plans for you upon completion of the Fellowship and your return from New York.d. NOTE: Applicants and/or their employers are required to provide equipment necessary for the applicants to efficiently and effectively report from the United Nations. Such equipment should include a laptop or notebook computer, digital camera (if appropriate), audio/visual recording and transmitting equipment (if appropriate).
    Summary statement. On a separate sheet of paper, explain in not less than 300 words why you are applying for this Fellowship and what you expect to gain from the experience.
    Two recent photographs (minimum passport size). Please place these photos in a separate secure envelope and affix them to the front of your application.
    If available, include a copy of your passport. If you do not currently have a passport, you are advised to obtain one as soon as possible so that, if selected, you can immediately proceed to obtaining a journalist visa.

    NOTE: None of the materials accompanying your application can be returned to you.
    An originally completed AND signed application, along with all eight (8) of the above Documentation Requirements, should be sent by postal or courier service (such as DHL, Fedex, Airborne) to: Secretary, Dag Hammarskjöld Scholarship Fund for Journalists, 132 East 43rd Street, No. 457, New York, NY 10017

    Please allow sufficient time for your application to arrive by Friday, March 20.
    If you have questions, please email


    Daksh - India Together Election 2014 Data Journalism Fellowship

    The Daksh - India Together Election 2014 Data Journalism Fellowship

    Call for Applications
    Oorvani Foundation, a non-profit media foundation that supports independent public affairs journalism, in collaboration with Daksh, a non-profit focused on improving accountability in politics and governance, is pleased to invite applications for the Daksh-IT Election 2014 Data Journalism Fellowship. Oorvani Foundation will select two applicants to research, analyse data and write on select themes related to the 2014 General Elections.

    Fellowship Amount
    Rs.75,000 to be paid in two instalments, one at the beginning of the Fellowship and one on completion of publishing the required number of stories.

    Professional journalists, including freelancers, in Print and New Media in English, with at least one year of demonstrated experience in in-depth long form journalism. Researchers or Data experts with demonstrated track record of writing in a lucid and articulate manner will also be considered.

    Duration of Fellowship
    From 20 Feb 2014 to two weeks post elections, by which time Fellows must complete all their submissions.

    Fellowship Criteria
    Fellows must coordinate with India Together and Daksh teams and produce at least FIVE stories. Each story will be of 800-1500 words length, and supplemented with data and visualisations. A full report, including all findings and data is also to be filed at the end of the period.

    Fellows are encouraged to use technology to tell stories in innovate and dynamic ways. They are expected to share the data provided in open source formats.

    Articles and pictures will be reviewed and published in India Together and Citizen Matters (as applicable). Articles may also be published in other media with due permission and credit.

    Application Requirements
    Curriculum Vitae
    Soft copies of three published long form stories, preferably data-based, along with publication title, date of publishing and byline
    Cover note

    Application Deadline
    15 February, 2014. Selected applicants will be notified within 5 days.

    Send applications to:

    Dart Center fellowships in journalism and trauma (20July2007)

    The deadline for applications for 2007 Dart Center Ochberg Fellowships in Journalism and Trauma is July 20. Fellowships are open to print, broadcast and online and reporters, photographers, editors and producers with at least five years of journalism experience.

    Reporting responsibly and credibly on violence and traumatic events — on crime, family violence, natural disasters and accidents, war and genocide — are among the greatest challenges facing contemporary journalism. The Dart Center Ochberg Fellows programme is designed for mid-career journalists who want to deepen their knowledge of emotional trauma and improve coverage of violence and tragedy.

    Each year, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma selects 6-10 journalists as Dart Center Ochberg Fellows. Fellows attend several days of seminars, including briefings by leading experts in the trauma field and discussions with journalist colleagues, and attend the annual conference of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies ( The Fellowship covers all travel and ground expenses.

    This year’s Dart Center Ochberg Fellows programme takes place in Baltimore, Maryland, November 12-17. The majority of Fellows are from the Americas. Fellows are also selected by the Dart Center’s regional programmes in Europe and Australasia.

    Details and applications are available online at Applications and supporting materials must be received at the Dart Center by July 20, 2007.

    Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship

    Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship

    The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship is named after the 1998 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner and The Boston Globe correspondent who was killed in Iraq in May 2003.

    This program, created with Neuffer’s family and friends, aims to perpetuate her memory and advance her life mission of promoting international understanding of human rights and social justice while creating an opportunity for women journalists to build their skills.

    One woman journalist will be selected to spend seven months in a tailored program with access to MIT's Center for International Studies as well as media outlets including The Boston Globe and The New York Times. The flexible structure of the program will provide the fellow with opportunities to pursue academic research and hone her reporting skills covering topics related to human rights.

    The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship is open to women journalists whose focus is human rights and social justice. Applicants must be dedicated to a career in journalism in print, broadcast or online media and show a strong commitment to sharing knowledge and skills with colleagues upon the completion of the fellowship. Excellent written and spoken English skills are required. A stipend will be provided, and expenses, including airfare and housing, will be covered.

    -The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship is open to women journalists worldwide whose work focuses on human rights and social justice. Journalists working in the print, broadcast and Internet media, including freelancers, are eligible to apply.

    -Applicants must have a minimum of three years of experience in journalism.
    -Non-native English speakers must also have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.

    *Scholarship Application Deadline*: April 30, 2012

    Every Human Has Rights (15 Sept 2008)

    Celebrate the Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with us

    Without journalists many human rights abuses would never be uncovered. In this 60th anniversary year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Internews and the Every Human Has Rights Campaign would like to acknowledge the great contribution media makes in ensuring the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is upheld by societies.
    Competition is open!

    Internews is inviting mainstream and citizen journalists from around the world to participate in its Human Rights Media competition by submitting world and current affairs reports that have been published or broadcast after the 15th of September 2007 and which could be used to illustrate one or several articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in a context that is relevant to the issues facing our world today. Submitted reports will have to explicitly refer to those human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration.

    Read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and illustrate it with your work.
    Be creative

    60 years later, show how the UDHR is relevant and contemporary by linking it with issues affecting your local audiences or readers and with the hot topics on the international agenda such as climate change, food security and migration.
    Deadline for applications:

    Applications will be accepted until 15 September 2008, midnight, Paris time.
    How to apply:

    Read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the competition rules, register for upcoming info on the competition and apply here::

    between August15 and September15, 2008.

    FEJI-CMS Young Environmental Journalists Awards (april/may)

    FEJI-CMS Young Environmental Journalists 2007 Awards

    Organised by

    Please read the Entry Requirements carefully before filling up the Entry
    Form. Please write or print in block letters and
    tick where appropriate. Use separate sheets wherever required. You can also
    enter online through
    WITH LATE FEES: MAY 15, 2007

    The Young Environmental Journalist Award by Forum for environmental Journalists of India (FEJI) and CMS is for excellence in environmental journalism and would be given to an individual who has done exemplary investigative and inspired reporting. This will be countrywide recognition of two journalists under 30 years old who have made a significant contribution in either the print or electronic media to an understanding of the nation's environmental problems.
    The award carries a cash prize of Rs.25,000 each for Print and TV

    Journalists under 30 years as on August 1, 2007 are eligible to apply
    Proof of Date of Birth to be attached
    One-page CV
    One recent passport size colour photograph
    Copies of at least three articles, published from January 1, 2006 onwards
    If the articles are in languages other than English, the applicant should send a summary of the article in English.
    The organisers will not return any material, so all entries should be clear copies of originals, with the date of publication clearly indicated.

    Journalists under 30 years as on August 1, 2007 are eligible to apply
    Proof of Date of Birth to be attached
    One-page CV
    One recent passport size colour photograph
    Copies of DVDs of telecasts from January 1, 2006 onwards
    Non-English language telecasts must include an English voice over or
    subtitles and submiteed with synopsis in English.
    The organisers will not return any material so all entries should be clear
    copies of originals, with the date of telecast clearly



    Company (if






    Entry Type Deadline Fee (Rs.)
    Early Bird March 31, 2007 1000
    Regular Entry April 30, 2007 2000
    Late Entry May 15, 2007 3000


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    Terms of Entry
    By submitting this entry, I understand that I am agreeing to the following:
    I am duly authorised to submit the entry to CMS VATAVARAN Film Festival Directorate;
    All materials included in the entry have been legally cleared for use.
    The entry submitted for CMS VATAVARAN will become part of CMS VATAVARAN Archive;
    Should this entry win an award, I am authorized to receive the same;
    I fully indemnify and hold CMS VATAVARAN and its partners and supporters harmless from any claims which may arise from this entry;
    To the best of my knowledge, all statement on this document are true and complete. In case the same is found to be incorrect and
    incomplete, the Directorate has the right to reject the entry at any stage.
    By signing below, I am indicating that I understand, comply and agree to abide by the Terms of Entry of the 4thCompetitive CMS VATAVARAN
    – Environment and Wildlife Film Festival

    (All enclosures are compulsory, unless specified)
    Entry Form duly filled with signed Terms of Entry
    Age proof;
    One-page CV
    Copies of at least three articles/ DVDs of telecasts;
    Short summary/ synopsis in case of non-English language entries;
    Still photographs of the entrant in digital format (e.g ., a 300dpi
    JPEG, TIF or EPS), to be emailed or sent in a CD-ROM .
    Send Entry Form With All Enclosures To:
    NEW DELHI – 110 017

    P: 91-11-26522244 , 24992597
    M: 09899979165
    F: 91-11-26968282

    Judging copy (in case of TV Journalists) must be sent in PAL DVD (region
    free) format, duly labeled with English Title, running time, and
    contact info (name, phone and email);
    Materials submitted with ENTRY will not be returned. Please do not enclose originals.
    Copyright CMS VATAVARAN. All rights reserved throughout the world.
    Reproduction of this form, or any other CMS VATAVARAN
    material, in any manner is strictly prohibited.
    All disputes are subjected to the exclusive jurisdiction of competent
    courts and forums in Delhi only.

    Darryl D'Monte
    Chairperson, Forum of Environmental Journalists of India (FEJI)
    International Federation of Environmental Journalists (IFEJ)
    Kinara, 29-B Carter Road, Bandra West,
    Mumbai 400 050, India
    Tel 91 22 2642 7088 & 2645 9286
    Cell: 98203 68872
    Fax c/o 91 22 2645 8870

    Freedom to Publish Award (13April)

    Freedom to Publish Award
    The International Publishers' Association (IPA) invites
    publishers and NGOs working in defence of free expression to
    nominate candidates for the 2007 IPA Freedom to Publish Award.
    The annual award honours a person or organisation anywhere in the
    world that has made an important contribution to the defence and
    promotion of the right to freely publish. Deadline: April 13

    Global Health Awards (Jan/Feb)

    Global Health Awards

    2007 Award Nominations
    Deadlines are as follows:

    The Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health & Human Rights: Jan. 15, 2007\

    Excellence in Media Award for Global Health: Feb, 1, 2007\

    Best Practices in Global Health Award: Feb. 15, 2007\

    Photo Contest: Feb. 17, 2007\

    Global Health Council Excellence in Media Award for Global Health (1 Feb)

    The Global Health Council Excellence in Media Award for Global Health is given each year to a journalist (print, electronic, and/or visual) who has in the prior year most effectively captured the essence of a major issue in global health and conveyed it to a broad audience. The award is given for a distinguished example of reporting on global health issues. Nominees include institutions or independent journalists. All works are to be characterized by a high caliber of writing, accurate reporting, and emphasis on influencing public behavior through education on the issue.

    The Global Health Council recognizes the vital role played by the media in informing the public, as well as decision-makers, and seeks through this award to highlight the important contributions to understanding and action made by the winner of the award.

    Selection of the awardee is based on the quality of the reporting as well as its wide reach among readers and viewers.

    The Council welcomes Media Award submissions in the following four categories:

    1. Newspaper, Magazine and Major Print Publication (NY Times, the New Yorker, the Economist, TIME Magazine, the London Times)
    2. Broadcast, TV and "New Media" (video, mixed media, radio and internet-based)
    3. Photojournalism
    4. Community Media (community, local, in-country media of all types, including newspaper, community radio and Internet-based, does not include any major news organizations or companies)

    Nomination criteria:

    * Entries may be made by any individual or organization from material appearing in print or electronic media
    * Entries may be made by U.S.-based and non-U.S.-based individuals or organizations
    * Entries may be submitted in writing or electronically with a nomination letter
    * Eligible works must have been published or aired between February 1, 2007 and February 1, 2008
    * Submissions must be in English
    * Previous winners are eligible for entry
    * Selection of the awardee is based on the quality of the reporting as well as its wide reach among readers and viewers

    Nominations will be considered by an independent panel of noted journalists.

    The award will be presented in Washington, D.C. at a special awards ceremony during the Global Health Council's annual international conference.

    The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, February 1, 2008.

    Grants for Radical Writers and Translators

    Grants for Radical Writers and Translators
    Institute for Anarchist Studies

    Online application
    FAQs page

    Since the inception of the Institute for Anarchist Studies in 1996, the grant program has been a central project. By awarding grants to radical writers and translators around the world — many of whom work without the support of academic institutions, and are connected in important ways to the movements about which and for which they write — the IAS has tried to support the development of the theoretical tools necessary for critiquing the systems of domination in which we are enmeshed as well as proliferating resistances and alternatives to these systems in order to maximize freedom, justice, and dignity.

    The IAS grants $4,000 annually to writers and translators treating themes of significance to the development of contemporary anarchist theory and practice. Approximately one to eight projects are awarded between $250 and $1,000 in our yearly funding round. Applications for are due on January 15 by midnight EST; late applications will not be accepted for that round. The IAS also provides editorial assistance to the grant recipients, who generally commit to completing their projects in the six months following their award. Moreover, the IAS publishes many of the finished essays in its print and/or online journal Perspectives on Anarchist Theory, on its Web site, or in some cases, as part of its Anarchist Interventions book series, among other publishing projects.

    Our next deadline is: January 15, 2014, by midnight EST.

    Funding Priorities
    The IAS encourages theoretical work that develops an antiauthoritarian critique of dominant social structures, and the exclusion and marginalization they yield. In addition, the IAS supports scholarship that nurtures the ideal of a democratic, cooperative, and ecological society, and aids in the creation of a politics to realize that vision. The IAS also funds historical works insofar as they help challenge the historical consciousness prevailing in our society and renew the exploration of suppressed possibilities of social development.

    The IAS awards grants to writers and translators who embrace the broad antiauthoritarian and utopian views characteristic of the anarchist tradition (whether or not they describe themselves as anarchists), and whose work connects to the larger project of social transformation and the creation of a public intellectual culture. Clear financial need on the part of applicants is a key consideration too, along with the grant applicant’s writing skills, ability to complete their essay, political and intellectual experiences, and publishing plans.

    The IAS prioritizes work from people who are reflecting on struggles and organizing in which they participate. We welcome applications from people who do not think of themselves as writers and who are not rooted in university contexts. We especially encourage women, queer people, people of color, working-class people, people with disabilities, grassroots activists, and others often excluded from scholarly life to apply.

    Click here to apply online. For more information, visit our FAQs page, or contact us directly.

    Green Pen Awards (30 March 2010)


    The Asia-Pacific Forum of Environmental Journalists(APFEJ), International Green Pen Award is presented each year at the annual congress for journalists who have made a significant contribution in promoting environmental journalism.

    The Asia-Pacific Forum of Environmental Journalists(APFEJ) is a network and regional association founded in 1988,dedicated to promoting education understanding and awareness of the environment through the honest and accurate reporting of local, regional and international environmental and development issues. It acts as the head of national environmental journalist forums(NFEJ) or media organisations of 42 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Members every type of medium, include journalists working for newspapers, magazines, radio, broadcasters, NGOs, environmental groups, government agencies, scientific authors, filmmakers and as freelancers etc.The APFEJ adhoc committee was formed in 1985 at a regional conference on media and environment in Delhi organized by UN-ESCAP in collaboration with the UNEP.

    Today, APFEJ,is the oldest and largest organization of professional environmental journalists, contacts over 12,000 members in nearly 150 countries around the world.The mission of APFEJ to build into a strong, independent and committed to promote excellence in environmental journalism worldwide by supporting environmental journalists specially Asia pacific through Professionalism, Freedom of expression, Social responsibility, environmental justice, Networking and training.

    International Green Pen Award is open to all full-time or freelance journalists in the world working in all forms of media, the environment, UN, government agencies and NGOs. It is aimed to recognize the leadership of individuals in the field of environmental journalism - people who help, inspire and support others in the field. Each winner receives a Trophy and an award certificate. No cash prize. Entry fees apply for developing country citizens US$ 100 and for all others US$200 per each entry No entry fees for APFEJ national chapters recommended NFEJ members.

    Nominations can be made by March 30, each year and must include the nominees name, contact details, examples of their work and reasons for the nominations.

    The 2010 awards were presenting on June 05, 2010 at a special ceremony at the 19th World congress of Environmental Journalists in Suva - Fiji.
    Nominations can be sent to:

    Nominations can be sent to by Post:

    Dr.Dharman Wickremaretne
    Director- International Green Pen Awards
    Asia-Pacific Forum of Environmental Journalists(APFEJ)
    PO Box 26
    434/3 Sri Jayawardenapura.
    Sri Lanka.
    Tel:++94-71- 2733986 / 5648151

    Harry Chapin 2007 Media Awards (formerly the World Hunger Media Awards)

    Harry Chapin 2007 Media Awards, formerly the World Hunger Media Awards, were created in 1982 to encourage the media to "tell the story of hunger and poverty."

    The Media Awards honor print and electronic media for their outstanding coverage that positively impacts hunger, poverty and self-reliance. The Media Awards also honor work that focuses on the causes of hunger and poverty and the forces creating self-reliance. This includes work on economic inequality and insecurity, unemployment, homelessness, domestic and international policies and their reform, community empowerment, sustainable development, food production, agriculture, nutrition and the struggle for land.

    The Awards cover six media categories:

    * Newspaper
    * Magazines
    * Broadcast
    * Radio
    * Photojournalism
    * Books

    Criteria for the Harry Chapin Media Awards Include:

    * The impact of the work on its audience and on its awareness of the problem
    * The quality of the writing, visuals, and presentation
    * Whether the work promotes the empowerment of people
    * Whether the work is a new idea or an important restatement of the old
    * Whether the work reaches a broad audience and/or reaches its targeted audience
    * Whether the work is solution oriented and informative

    All entries for the 2007 Harry Chapin Media Awards must have appeared in the media between January 1 and December 31, 2007. International entries must be submitted in English. Unpublished manuscripts or photographs are not eligible. Television, film, and radio must have been broadcast or narrow-cast. Please specify the date that the entry was published or broadcast on the enclosed application form.

    Application fees:

    One Entry-- $25.00 Two Entries-- $40.00 Three to Five Entries-- $50.00

    All submissions to the 2007 Harry Chapin Media Awards must be received no later than February 2, 2008.

    IUALTD Prize for journalism to combat tuberculosis (30 April)

    IUALTD Prize for journalism to combat tuberculosis
    Deadline: 30/04/08

    Details: New award from the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IUALTD), in partnership with Stop TB and Lilly MDR-TB, will recognise reporting and commentary in print and on the Web that increases public knowledge of TB in developing countries.

    Articles must be printed between 1st March 2007 and 31st March 2008 and entrants must be resident in the country where the article is published and write in English or Hindi with an English translation.
    Prize: Cash prize of $3,000.

    Address: IUALTD, 68 boulevard Saint Michel, 75006 Paris. France
    Telephone: +33 144 320 360
    Fax: +33 143 299 087

    IWMF Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement (1march)

    IWMF Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award

    IWMF Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award Deadline: March 1

    International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations from around the world for its Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.

    The Courage in Journalism Awards honour women working in the news media who have demonstrated extraordinary strength of character in pursuing their profession under difficult or dangerous circumstances.

    These women show a commitment to journalism exemplified by a willingness to continually put their lives or their freedom at risk to produce a body of work in the face of government oppression, political pressure, physical danger or other intimidating obstacles.

    The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a woman journalist who has a pioneering spirit and whose determination has paved the way for future generations of women in the media. Recipients also demonstrate a strong commitment to freedom of the press and a solid record of accomplishments in journalism.

    The IWMF will present three women journalists with Courage in Journalism Awards and one woman journalist with the Lifetime Achievement Award at ceremonies in October/November in New York City and Los Angeles. The awardees will spend approximately two weeks in the United States, as guests of the IWMF, making appearances at these ceremonies and other events, and participating in press interviews. Each awardee will receive a cash award of at least $5,000.

    Founded in 1990, the IWMF is a non-profit, non-partisan organization whose mission is to strengthen the role of women in the news media worldwide. Awardees are selected by a committee of IWMF board members, journalists or others serving at the pleasure of the board.

    Eligible candidates: For both awards, candidates can be full-time,
    part-time or freelance women journalists working in print, broadcast or online media in any country. For the Courage Awards, candidates employed by organizations whose main objective is not journalism will not be considered for this award. Candidates for the Lifetime Achievement Award can be retired journalists.

    To nominate a journalist: Please note that self-nominations are not
    accepted. Candidates may be nominated by colleagues, employers,
    journalists or others. All nominations must be in English and include:

    Completed nomination forms (available at
    Nomination statement completed by a professional associate
    Brief biography of the candidate highlighting her work as it relates to
    the Courage in Journalism Awards or the Lifetime Achievement Award
    Resume or CV of the candidate
    Examples of the candidate's work (details on the nomination form)
    Two letters of support from professional associates

    Deadline: Completed nominations, including all supporting documents, must be received by the IWMF no later than March 1. Nominations can be submitted by regular mail, courier service, fax or e-mail.

    Questions: Please contact Elisa Munoz, Director of Programs, IWMF 1625 K Street, NW, Suite 1275, Washington, DC 20006, USA. Tel. +1 (202) 496-1992 ,
    fax +1 (202) 496-1977, E-mail:

    (Brief bios of all previous award winners are available at

    Inclusive Media – UNDP Fellowships (6 November)

    INCLUSIVE MEDIA - UNDP FELLOWSHIP 2015 (last date 6 November, 2015)


    How to apply?

    The applications for Inclusive Media – UNDP Fellowships should include a cover letter and the candidate’s CV (strictly within 3 A4 pages) along with the following:
    A clearly defined project proposal with clear title (Within 500 words)
    A break up of at least 5 story/ article/ output ideas based on the project proposal (within 250 words)
    An idea of the geographical region selected for field work, and a rough break-up of travel/ boarding requirements with an approximate expenditure (within 100 words).

    Please mention the places you want to visit and a rough breakup of what you expect to be your expenditure. The Inclusive Media Fellowships are intended to cover costs of news gathering and reimburse expenditure and not meant to be salary or honorarium. So the actual expenditure receipts would be reimbursed without TDS deduction wherever applicable and within reasonable limits. The CSDS accounts department may make enquiries about actual expenditure.
    Two samples of published work (or Radio/TV programmes/ research reports) in English or Hindi. For electronic stories, please use CD/ DVD and post it to us clearly marked your name and the title of the story with a marker on the CD.
    A supporting letter from the editor/ organisation head assuring leave for 2 to 4 weeks and agreeing to use the fellowship output in the publication (Free lancers must procure a supporting letter from the editor/ head of a reputed publication/ channel agreeing to use the fellowship output)
    A letter of recommendation about the candidate’s past record, journalistic abilities and suitability for the project from an eminent journalist, editor or supervisor giving an idea of the candidate’s suitability for the Inclusive Media - UNDP Fellowships.

    Fellowship Terms and Conditions:

    All payments will be subject to TDS rules. We will send you 50% of the fellowship after receiving your travel plans and duly signed acceptance note. The remaining 50% will be given in the end subject to successful completion of the fellowship terms and conditions including publication of output, and after further TDS cuts if any.

    We appreciate your commitment for rural issues and expect you to do a good job of your project. However, the Inclusive media project will suspend or withdraw the grant/ advance payment if the fellow fails to complete the project and publish its outcome.
    The outcomes of the fellowships will also be put on the website ( the end with due credit to you and your publication after the reports are published.
    The fellows will keep us informed about the progress during or after the field trips and changes in story lines, if any.
    The fellows will inform the Inclusive Media Project of the CSDS about the dates of the publication of their reports and send us the clippings by courier.
    The fellows will send us original train/ bus tickets and air tickets plus boarding cards/ taxi bills/ hotel receipts/ food bills before claiming the reimbursements. Please note that it is in your own interest and the reimbursements against the expenditure will not attract TDS cuts but TDS will be deducted for any payment which is not against the expenditure. A reasonable amount, normally up to Rs 55,000 is adjusted against bills but in exceptional cases this can vary.
    The application material and CVs must be submitted before the last date in Microsoft Word format in English and Mangal or Unicode in Hindi along with scanned copies of your clippings to: im4change.csds@gmail.comApplication sent via emails will be promptly acknowledged.

    Those sending emails please write "Inclusive Media - UNDP Fellowship" in the subject line.

    (Candidates applying in Hindi must note that applications sent in fonts other than Mangal/ Unicode would be rejected)
    However, if for any reason you cannot send it by email, or if you want to send a hard copy as well as the email, please do so by speed post or courier to the following address: (Please note that entries which arrive after due date, for any reason whatsoever, will not be considered)

    We strongly recommend that instead of waiting for the last date, please apply as early as possible to avoid rejection or disappointment on count of late entry.

    Inclusive Media - UNDP Fellowship 2015
    Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS)
    29, Rajpur Road
    Delhi 110054

    Institute of Peace (15Sept07)

    Institute of Peace

    Region :Worldwide
    Deadline: September 15, 2007

    Journalists across the globe have the chance to apply for a senior fellowship at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington, D.C. Deadline: September 15.

    The Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace allows fellows to conduct research at the USIP on issues related to international conflict and peace. According to organizers, the program integrates the work of the fellows into the institute’s activities. Fellows work alongside USIP staff on projects that share knowledge through policy briefings, public events, media appearances and published materials.

    Fellowships usually last for 10 months beginning in October. Shorter-term residencies are also available. Since 1987, the Jennings Randolph Program has awarded more than 200 senior fellowships.

    Fro more information:

    InterWorld Radio small grants (August)

    InterWorld Radio small grants

    InterWorld Radio is offering a limited number of small
    grants - up to a MAXIMUM OF USD 650 - to support radio
    stations to produce programming around the subject of
    poverty reduction.

    The programme or short series must look at a local AND
    international aspect of poverty or poverty reduction,
    and include the voices of the public. We are especially
    interested in the following topics: the gap between
    rich and poor; banking systems and access to credit;
    the cost of education and health; whether international
    debt-relief initiatives and official poverty-reduction
    initiatives are working on the ground.

    Programmes must be aired by the end of November 2006.
    We would especially like to receive proposals from
    Zambia, Ghana, Kenya, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and

    Please send a brief outline (no more than 200 words) of
    your proposed content, describing how the IWR small
    grant will enhance your radio station's programming, to
    Anna Egan ( by 3 August 2006.

    International environment journalism prize (1April)

    Journalists from around the world who report on the environment are
    invited to submit their best work for an international journalism prize. The deadline for submissions is April 1.

    Organized by the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ), the
    awards aim to raise awareness of environmental issues by improving the standard and profile of environmental journalism.

    Reports should focus on an environmental topic and should have been published or broadcast from March 1, 2006, to February 28, 2007.
    Submissions should include a complete English translation if the
    original is in another language.

    The competition is organized into nine categories including a most
    promising student. The winner in each of the nine categories will
    receive US$1,000.

    For more information, contact SEJ at or visit

    Journalism scholarships available for Dalit students (30 April)

    Journalism scholarships available for Dalit students

    The Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) in Chennai, India, will award full
    scholarships to four Dalit students to study towards a Postgraduate
    Diploma in Journalism.

    Application deadline: April 30.

    read more

    Journalists in Distress Fund

    Canadian Journalists for Free Expression operates the Journalists in Distress Fund for the benefit of working journalists in defence of democracy, human rights, justice and freedom of expression. The fund exists primarily to encourage freedom of expression and the practice of journalism, and to provide humanitarian assistance to journalists whose lives and well-being are threatened.

    The Fund provides financial assistance to journalists and their families whose lives are at risk or whose freedom of expression has been seriously infringed. Examples of fundable expenses are medical costs arising from imprisonment or physical mistreatment, legal costs arising from action taken in the courts against journalists because of their reporting as well as emergency travel costs so that journalists and their families can escape persecution.

    Among other cases, the Journalists in Distress Fund has provided emergency assistance to a trio of persecuted Ethiopian journalists who fled to Kenya; a Thai journalist who, after recovering from a shooting, required money to continue publication of his newspaper; and the wife and child of a disappeared Belarusian journalist, who was said to have been abducted on orders of the government.

    Preference is given to journalists working in their home countries. However, requests will also be considered from journalists forced into exile, especially if they continue to cover their home country.

    Funds are not granted for ongoing expenses to organizations, institutions or enterprises.

    Amount granted: normally from $200 to $2,000 USD, depending on the case.

    There are no deadlines.

    Karpoor Chandra Kulish Award 2007 for Human Development (31 January)

    The Rajasthan Patrika
    Group is glad to
    announce the Karpoor Chandra Kulish Award 2007 (KCK Award
    2007). This annual award, in the hallowed memory of Karpoor Chand Kulish, is
    aimed at recognizing efforts of thought leaders in media, journalist's
    outstanding contributions to upholding professional values as well as
    protecting and promoting ethics and morality, right and freedom of the
    people for better quality of life. The award theme for year 2007 shall be
    "Human Development".

    *There is no entry fee for the award.*

    *"Human Development"*:The first KCK Award for excellence in print journalism
    will be open to those who have authored and published the most compelling
    write-ups in media contributing to changing the lives and meeting the
    aspirations of people. We seek to honor journalists who covered events of
    people's struggle for a life of dignity, fulfillment and honor.
    We expect the contributions to represent manifestation of man's unique
    spirit and goodness of life. They shall also depict strong focus on
    showcasing self-governance leading to effective social change.

    *Prize category *

    One award of* US$ 11,000* would be given to the winner of KCK
    One medal and certificate shall be given to each team member, the trophy and
    prize money shall be awarded to the institution or team leader (in case of
    independent team) on behalf of the team.

    The distribution of the prize money rests with the concerned institution or
    leader of the team in case of an independent team application. *Awards are
    restricted to Print Media only*. Two institutions shall share the amount if
    both of them receive the same rating by the Jury.

    Apart from this, 10 entries shall also receive special mention and would be
    given certificate & medal.

    *Winner Announcement *
    KCK Award shall be given at an
    award ceremony at New Delhi in the first half of year 2008. The award shall
    be conferred annually, starting with the year 2007.

    *Last Date:- 31st of January, 2008*

    *For further details:-*

    Kurt Schork Memorial Fund (31 May)

    The Kurt Schork Memorial Fund exists to keep the world aware of the debt we owe to brave journalists who bring us news from dangerous places. Our annual Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism uniquely honor the work of freelance journalists and of local reporters in developing countries or nations in transition who often otherwise receive little recognition.

    Two awards
    It is these two categories of journalists that KSMF honors each year with its two awards: one to a freelance journalist covering international news, the other to a reporter living and working in the developing world or a country in transition.

    Submissions and judging
    The call for submissions is made in the first quarter of the year, inviting entries from around the world of reports published in the 12 months preceding the deadline, which is usually 31st May. A panel of judges then assesses the submitted reports, looking not just at the quality of writing but also considering the investigative effort, resourcefulness and often courage involved in getting the story. In short, the judges are looking for the same kind of reporting high standards that Kurt Schork set himself in his journalistic career.

    Cash prize
    The two winners receive their awards, including a US $5,000 cash prize each, at a ceremony, held in London in late October or November. Their work is celebrated in front of an invited audience drawn from international media and influential bodies concerned with promoting social justice, democracy and global dialogue. The evening features a panel discussion on an important issue current for the year.

    Laadli Media Awards for Gender Sensitivity (15feb)

    Laadli Media Awards for Gender Sensitivity
    Dear Friend,

    It is to inform you about our 1st Laadli Media Awards for Gender
    Sensitivity. I request you to send as many entries as you can to help us highlight the positive efforts of the media in changing the gender stereo-types/perceptions. We hope our efforts would help more and more media persons to adopt a gender sensitive approach while developing campaigns, entertainment content, writing features and reporting news and events.

    Please pass on this mail to as many of your colleagues as possible. Note that the Last Date for the entries is February 15, 2007 and the event to felicitate the winners is on March 6, 2007 at the NCPA's Tata Theatre to mark the International Women's Day.

    Please let me know if you'd like a printed or digital version of the
    brochure and to what address it should be sent.

    Awaiting your response.

    Best regards,

    Preeti Gopalkrishnan
    Communications executive
    Population First
    Cell: 98200 10052
    "Preeti Gopalkrishnan"

    Lankesh Chitra Prashasthi (15Feb)

    Calling for entries of Films made by Debut Directors across India for
    Lankesh Chitra Prashasthi

    Lankesh Chitra Prashasti, an award constituted in the name of Late
    P. Lankesh one of the literary giants of Karnataka is inviting all debut directors in any Indian language to submit their film in DVD or CD format preferably with English sub titles before the 15th of February 2007.

    The award will consist of a cash prize of Rs. 10,000 a silver medal on the lines of the national Rajat Kamal award and a citation. The award will be given on the 8th of March every year at a function organized for the celebration of Mr.P.Lankesh's birthday. The award winning film will be screened the same evening for the press and the public.

    Malayalam film Sancharram won the award for 2004-2005 and Bengali film Herbert won the award for 2005 - 2006.

    P.Lankesh was one of the literary giants of Karnataka. A
    multi-faceted personality, he was at once a leading writer, a popular journalist and a creative filmmaker. Known as the angry young man of Kannada literature in his youth, Lankesh went on to win the central Sahitya academy award, established the largest selling Kannada Weekly magazine and won both national and state awards for his films.

    Through all his creative efforts, Lankesh became an icon for a
    staunch secular stand, anti establishment viewpoint and as the voice for the voiceless such as the poor, the down trodden and the minorities. To this day, Lankesh is remembered in Karnataka not only for his award winning literature but also for being the conscience of the thinking people of the state.

    P. Lankesh passed away at the age of 65 in the year 2000. In his remembrance, his daughter Kavitha Lankesh has constituted this award. Incidentally, Lankesh had won the national award for his very first film 'Pallavi'.

    Kavitha Lankesh too had won the national award for her debut film 'Deveeri' based on Lankesh's novel. That is why we think it is apt that we should confer this award on a debut director. We hope this award will not only encourage new talent but will also go a long way in improving the quality of Indian cinema.

    Kavitha Lankesh
    Film Director
    No.9, E.A.T Street Gandhi Bazaar
    Bangalore - 560 004

    Ph: + 91 80 26619532
    Email: kavithalankesh

    Lorenzo Natali Prize (30 June)

    The Lorenzo Natali Prize is organized by the European Commission. This prize rewards the journalists working on the topic of the human rights or democracy in the developing world. We remind you that for the first time this year, the Lorenzo Natali Prize also involves radio and television journalists.

    Don't wait: you have just a few days left to apply.

    The application is free. To apply you simply have to check the website and submit online your application filled in,

    Each applicant can submit ONE journalistic work or ONE extract of journalistic work published or aired between January 1st, 2007 and June 30, 2008.

    The fifteen winners of the Lorenzo Natali Prize will be guests of honour of the European Commission during a stay in France. Each winner will receive a trophy and a prize. Overall, 50,000 euros of prize will reward the best works.

    For further information or to apply, feel free to visit the website:

    Good luck!

    We remain at your disposal for further information:

    ProPager / Prix Lorenzo Natali
    70, boulevard de Reuilly
    75012 Paris - France
    0033 1 40 04 92 00

    Lung cancer journalism awards (28Sept07)

    lung cancer journalism awards

    Region :Worldwide
    Last day to apply: September 28, 2007

    Health reporters whose work has raised awareness about lung cancer can enter the second annual Lung Cancer Journalism Awards competition. Last day to apply: September 28.

    Winners receive a EU€7,000 (about US$9,500) research grant. Organized by the Global Lung Cancer Coalition (GLCC), the competition is divided into three categories: Best Medical Article, Best Consumer Article, and Best Broadcast Article. Entries must have been published or broadcast sometime from September 1, 2006, to September 1, 2007.

    More details and application forms are available at:
    For other queries, contact



    Do you know of a southern African journalist or media organisation who
    upholds the ethics of the profession at all costs, relentlessly pursues the
    truth behind the bare facts, and whose work promotes media freedom in the
    region? Then the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) and Southern
    Africa Trust would like you to send in a nomination for their 2007 Press
    Freedom Award.

    The award of US$2,500 honours excellence in journalism through reportage or
    other ways, such as media reform, lobbying or training.

    Nominations accompanied by a letter stating how the nominee meets the
    criteria, the nominee's CV, and where possible, a sample of work, should be
    sent to the MISA Secretariat by 30 July 2007.

    For more information, email: or visit:

    Metcalf Environmental Journalism Fellowships (2) (April)

    Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting announces two
    exciting fellowship opportunities for early- to mid-career professional
    journalists for 2007-2008.

    Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting


    Environmental Journalism Fellowships

    Sponsoring Organization
    Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting

    Fellowship program #1
    Metcalf Institute Ninth Annual Workshop for Journalists
    Coastal Impacts: Marine and Environmental Science for Journalists
    June 10 - June 15, 2007
    This science immersion program for early- to mid-career journalists
    provides opportunities to work in the field and lab with scientists and
    attend lectures and panel sessions by leading writers and researchers.
    The workshop emphasizes data collection and analysis, research methods,
    and the integration of science with public policy and the local

    Workshop fellowships are available to journalists from all media who are
    interested in learning about marine and environmental science for
    improved reporting. Limited space is available for qualified non-U.S.

    Room, board, and tuition (transportation not included).

    Applications must be postmarked by Monday, January 29, 2007. There is no
    application fee. Visit <> for an

    Fellowship program #2
    Metcalf Institute Diversity Fellowships in Environmental Reporting

    September 4, 2007 - June 29, 2008
    These 10-month fellowships support six minority journalists to study
    marine and environmental science, beginning with an environmental
    justice workshop and four weeks of independent study with mentorship at
    the University of Rhode Island, and to report on the environment for
    nine months with mentorship at one of six news outlets, which may
    include: Talk of the Nation: Science Friday; National Geographic
    Television; The Providence Journal; Earth and Sky Radio Series; NOVA
    Science Television/NOVA Online; Christian Science Monitor; and
    NPR-member station, WBUR. This fellowship is supported by a grant from
    the National Science Foundation.

    Diversity Fellowships are available to six racial/ethnic minority
    journalists from all media with U.S. citizenship. A mimimum of two years
    of professional journalism experience is required.

    Workshop tuition, a $28,000 stipend, and some travel support for each

    Applications must be postmarked by April 9, 2007. There is no
    application fee. Visit <> for an

    Fellowships Coordinator
    Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting
    URI Graduate School of Oceanography
    Narragansett, RI 02882
    Tel: (401) 874-6211
    Fax: (401) 874-6486>

    Miguel Gil Moreno journalism prize to award coverage of social injustice

    Miguel Gil Moreno journalism prize to award coverage of social injustice
    Region :Worldwide

    The Miguel Gil Moreno Foundation and Random House Mondadori announce the seventh Miguel Gil Moreno Journalism Prize, which will award work that reflects the late Moreno's coverage of social injustice.
    Journalists from any country, working in any medium, are welcome to

    Entries must be translated into Spanish.
    Deadline: March 24.

    Moreno, who was an independent correspondent and war reporter, was killed in an ambush in Sierra Leone, along with Reuters correspondent Kurt Schork, in May 2000.

    Entries should have been published between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2007.

    Send entries to or to the Miguel Gil
    Moreno Foundation, C/O Camelias, 23, bajos, 08024 Barcelona, Spain.
    Photographs should be 18 cm x 24 cm, jpg format and accompanied by
    clips from the publications in which they first appeared. Include no
    more than 10 images. Each entry should include a brief CV. Work in
    other media should include the name of the medium and the date of
    publication or broadcast.

    For more information, visit

    OREX Foundation Award for exposing Corruption in the Society. Orissa(India)

    OREX Foundation Award for exposing Corruption in the Society. Orissa(India)

    Region : Orissa(India)
    Entry Deadline : 31.03.08

    Entry for award of “Mahan” & “Inspiring Person” for the year 2007 newly instituted by OREX Foundation, the charity wing of Orissa Exservicemen Welfare Trust, Bhubaneswar is open upto 31.03.08. Person of oriya origin who are exposing corruption in the Society are eligible for the awards.

    The award will be presented tentatively during the month of May 08.

    For more details, visit


    From: Elaine Merguerian

    Hi all,

    Asia Society is currently seeking nominations for our "Oz prize". Its a $10,000 cash award given for the best piece of journalism (in print or online) on Asia. Stories must have appeared in English during calendar year 2007. Details are below--feel free to share with anyone you think interested and do feel free to contact me with questions.


    Elaine Merguerian | Associate Director, Communications | Asia Society | 725 Park Avenue | New York, NY | 10021 | t 212-327-9313 | f 212-517-8315 |

    Contact: Deanna Lee or Elaine Merguerian
    (212) 327-9271


    February 1, 2008-The Asia Society is pleased to announce that it is now seeking nominations for the Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia.

    The $10,000 prize is awarded annually to a writer who has produced the best example of journalism about Asia in print or online during the calendar year. Criteria for the prize include consideration for the impact of the work, its originality, creativity, depth of research and educational value in informing the public about Asia.

    The next winner of the "Oz Prize," whose work was produced during the 2007 calendar year, will be announced at a special program at the Asia Society in New York City this spring. The Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia honors legendary journalist and author Osborn Elliott, former editor-in-chief of Newsweek, who set new standards for reporting and editing and became one of the earliest practitioners of "civic journalism"-the deliberate focusing of the journalistic enterprise on urgent issues of public policy.

    Previous winners include Evan Osnos of the Chicago Tribune (2007), Barbara Demick of the Los Angeles Times and Matthew McAllester of Newsday (2006), Philip P. Pan of The Washington Post (2005), John Pomfret of The Washington Post (2004) and Elisabeth Rosenthal of The New York Times (2003). An independent jury of distinguished writers, award-winning journalists and Asia-hands, chaired by Norman Pearlstine, Senior Advisor on Telecommunications & Media for The Carlyle Group, will review nominations for the prize from both media organizations and journalists.

    * A submission can consist of a single article, a series of articles around a single theme or a body of work including various themes.
    * For the purposes of this award, "Asia" is termed as defined by the Asia Society, comprising of countries from Iran eastward up and including Australia and New Zealand. It does not include the Arab Middle East.
    * While applications from non-US publications will be considered, the work must have been published in English.
    * All nominations or direct applications are limited to one per organization or journalist.

    Submissions Requirements:
    * Name of journalist being nominated.
    * Complete contact information: mailing address, email and telephone number.
    * The name, telephone number and email of the nominee's editor (self-nominees should inform their editors that we may contact about your submission).
    * A photograph or headshot of journalist for use at public announcement of the winner (image may be submitted as a print photograph or as a 300dpi image on disk in tiff or jpeg format).
    * 16 copies of the body of journalistic work to be considered.

    All submissions must be complete and received by Friday, March 14, 2008. Please submit all materials by mail. Electronic and fax submissions will not be accepted. Submissions should be directed to:
    Deanna Lee
    Vice President, Communications
    Asia Society
    725 Park Avenue
    New York, NY 10021

    Due to the large volume of submissions, receipt may not be acknowledged and only the winner will be notified.

    About Asia Society
    Asia Society is the leading global organization working to strengthen relationships and promote understanding among the people, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the United States. We seek to enhance dialogue, encourage creative expression, and generate new ideas across the fields of policy, business, education, arts, and culture. Founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd, Asia Society is a nonpartisan, nonprofit educational institution with offices in Hong Kong, Houston, Los Angeles, Manila, Melbourne, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, Shanghai, Seoul and Washington, DC. On the web at

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    Oak Fellowship 2008 Human Rights Fellowship (15 Dec)

    Oak Fellowship 2008 Human Rights Fellowship

    The Oak Fellowship 2008 Human Rights Fellowship annually offers an opportunity for one prominent practitioner in international human rights to take a sabbatical leave from front-line work to spend the fall semester (September – December) in residence at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. The Oak Institute seeks one frontline human rights practitioner working as a journalist outside of the United States for residence at Colby in the fall of 2008 and is pleased to issue a call for nominations for the 2008 Oak Human Rights Fellowship. This provides the fellow time for respite, reflection, research, and writing. In addition to conducting his or her own research, the fellow will teach one seminar on his or work area of expertise. Following the period of the award the fellow is expected to return home to continue human rights work.

    Possible areas of human rights activity may include, but are not limited to: racial or ethnic discrimination; workers rights in both formal and informal markets; land and resource struggles; environmental human rights; victims of state or organized violence; gender and social exclusion; gay, lesbian, or transgender sexual discrimination; children’s rights; rights of displaced peoples and refugees; rights to religious freedom; or freedom of information.

    They especially encourage applications from those who are currently or were recently involved in on-the ground work at some level of personal risk and are in need of respite.

    Please contact them by e-mail at or at (207) 859-5234 if you have any questions.

    The deadline is December 15, 2007.

    Olivia Schieffelin Nordberg Award (9March)

    Olivia Schieffelin Nordberg Award

    The Olivia Schieffelin Nordberg Award for excellence in writing and editing in the population sciences

    Created by colleagues, friends, and family of Olivia Schieffelin Nordberg (1942-1996), this award commemorates the leading role she played in information dissemination of international population issues over three decades as an editor, writer, and director of publications. This award is conferred on an individual for one of the following achievements:
    - written work in the field of population that combines exceptional scholarship with clear exposition in a style that is both accessible and appealing to a broad readership; or
    - a record of excellence in editing technical material on population to make it accessible to varied audiences, by improving the clarity of style and organization and facilitating the full development of content.

    The recipients of previous awards are Marge Berer, Andrew J. Cherlin, Joel Cohen, Paul Demeny, Nancy Folbre, Eugene Grebenik, Nathan Keyfitz, Vaclav Smil, and Felicia Stewart. The $5,000 award, given every two years, is conferred at a reception at the Population Council. The recipient is invited to make a brief substantive presentation on a topic of his or her choosing.

    The next award will be announced in April 2009. The award ceremony is held in May. Nominations may be submitted by individuals or organizations and should include:
    - the name, professional or home mailing address, present occupational title, and institutional affiliation of the nominee;
    - a brief statement of the individual's contributions to the population field; and
    - evidence of contributions (for writer, cite one to three articles or other publications; for editor, identify sample publications).
    Send nomination via e-mail no later than March 9, 2009 to

    2009 Award Committee: Marge Berer, Judith Bruce, Andrew J. Cherlin, Joel Cohen, Paul Demeny, Nancy Folbre, Anna Nordberg, Vaclav Smil, James Trussell, Susan Watkins
    The Population Council conducts research worldwide to improve policies, programs, and products in three areas: HIV and AIDS; poverty, gender, and youth; and reproductive health.

    One World Fellowship Scheme (1 September)

    One World Fellowship Scheme / 2006

    Background and

    British Council involvement in Fellowship Scheme


    Application deadline: Friday 1st September 2006

    The 11th One World Fellowship Scheme, run in collaboration with the
    British Council, is currently open to applications to join the 2006

    Aimed at senior radio and television broadcasters from developing
    countries, the scheme brings a select group of broadcast professionals
    to the UK for a 2 week period in November. During this time a packed
    and varied programme is set up, tailored to meet the interests of
    those selected to participate.

    What does the Programme include?

    The programme aims to provide an opportunity to contribute ideas,
    share concerns and develop new goals. It is also a chance for
    relationships and contacts to be made and equally importantly for the
    UK media to hear what overseas media professionals have to say and
    learn from their experiences.

    A typical 2 week programme would include meeting senior professionals
    from a variety of organisations. Last year's programme included visits
    to various departments of the BBC and Channel 4; local broadcaster
    Talking Africa Radio; independent production companies Insight News TV
    and Television Trust for the Environment/TVE; relevant authorities
    such as OFCOM and the Department for International Development; media
    NGO Interworld Radio; plus many others. (See last year's programme)

    Previous participants have benefited enormously:

    ''This programme is a noble idea that opens up the horizons for
    upcoming media managers. It gives a shot in the arm to professionals
    eager to make a difference in broadcasting media.'' (Betty Dindi,
    Production Editor, NationMedia Group Kenya, 2005 fellow)

    'The programme went well above my expectations. I would ask myself,
    well haven't we seen and heard it all before, and much to my surprise
    yet another very novel aspect would be revealed. A definite eye
    opener. Coming from a 3 year old TV service the knowledge I've gained
    here is priceless.'
    Kitso Mosiieman, Deputy Head of Production, Botswana Television (2003 Fellow)

    Successful applicants have their international travel and
    accommodation expenses paid for the duration of the programme, and are
    given a daily living and travel allowance. They are guided throughout
    the programme by representatives from the One World Broadcasting

    Please note: The fellowship scheme is not a 'hands on' training
    programme. It is based on discussion groups only. There will however
    be an opportunity to spend ½ day shadowing within a broadcasting

    What are the key dates?

    The 2006 Fellowship Scheme runs from Monday 30th October – Friday 10th
    November 2006. Successful applicants will arrive in London on 29th
    October, and depart on 11th November. (Any additional nights must be
    covered at own expense.)

    The closing date for applications is Friday 1st September, and we will
    try to notify successful applicants by 20th September.

    Who can apply?

    Applications are welcomed from developing country broadcasters. You
    must be able to demonstrate substantial broadcasting experience to be
    able to participate fully and gain the most out of the programme. We
    will be looking for senior or up-and-coming professionals who can show
    their eagerness to develop their skills further and seek greater

    The scheme is aimed at those already operating at a reasonably senior
    level and who have the potential to make it to top management within
    their broadcast organisation. It is not for those already at the top
    of the tree, nor for junior production or management personnel. Such
    'high-fliers' would normally be around 30-40 years of age (although by
    no means exclusively), and a condition of their application is a
    fluency in English – both written and spoken. The scheme is limited to
    5 or 6 Fellows per year.

    Specific selection criteria include:

    -Fluency in written and spoken English
    -Experience at a senior level of broadcasting with a clear upward career path
    -Top job career potential
    -Sufficiently senior to be able to propose and implement change, with
    line management responsibility for programme producers/directors
    -Hands on broadcaster or manager (not an academic or theoretician)
    -Assertive & confident, and thus able and willing to engage actively
    in debate or dialogue with UK broadcasters
    -Has a practical and worthwhile idea of how the time in Britain might
    best be used
    -Has not participated in a similar Fellowship scheme before
    -Evidence of drive and motivation in your career and associated field
    of broadcasting

    What do I do now?

    Fill in the form as required, and return either to the relevant person
    at your local British Council office (Full list of offices here) with
    a copy to One World Broadcasting Trust, or directly to the One World
    Broadcasting Trust by e mail to:

    Please note that applicants must have permission from their
    organisations to be absent during this period.

    Unfortunately, we cannot accept any applications that reach us after
    Friday 1st September 2006. For any additional queries, please email Thank you.

    PI-ICRC Awards 2016

    The Press Institute of India (PII), Chennai, and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), New Delhi, are together organising a competition for the best three articles on a humanitarian subject.

    This year too, we have extended the competition to the area of photography, and prizes are being offered for the best three photographs as well.

    The article or photograph should have been published in an Indian national or regional newspaper or magazine between April 2015 and March 2016 and can be in English or in any Indian language.

    The participating candidate will have to produce proof of his or her article having been published.


    The top three prizes in each category are worth Rs 60000, Rs 40000 and Rs 25000, respectively.

    Last year's prize winners for the Best Articles were Neha Dixit (*Outlook*), Shazia Yousuf (Women’s Feature Service), and Priyanka Borpujari (*The Times
    of India*) and Saurabh Yadav (*The Hindu BusinessLine*).

    In the Best Photograph category, photojournalist Biju Boro of *Asomiya Pratidin* and Rishabh Jain of *Dainik Bhaskar,* jointly received the third prize. The first and the second prizes in the Photograph category were not awarded.

    warm regards,


    *Sashi Nair*
    Director & Editor
    Press Institute of India - Research Institute for Newspaper Development
    RIND Premises, Second Main Road
    Taramani CPT Campus
    Chennai 600 113

    Publications: Vidura/ Grassroots/ RIND Survey

    Paola Biocca International Reportage Award

    Paola Biocca International Reportage Award is dedicated to the memory of Paola Biocca who died in Kosovo on 12 November 1999 while coordinating the emergency humanitarian missions for the United Nations World Food Programme.

    The award, open to students of journalism schools worldwide and journalists (of any nationality) under the age of 35, invites the submission of reportages of photo-journalism or video-journalism (published or unpublished) produced in 2006-07. The reportages, together with a CV of the candidate and a brief summary of the work, should be sent to the International Journalism Festival office at the following address: Il Filo di Arianna, via Cortonese 82/a, 06127 Perugia, Italy.

    Reportages should be submitted as follows: in digital form with one printed copy. For photo-journalistic reportages, a maximum of 25 photos and a text of a maximum of 20,000 characters spaces included. For video-journalistic reportages, a video of a maximum of 20 minutes duration.

    The reportage and its documentation, if not produced and written in Italian, French or English, should be accompanied by a translation into Italian, French or English.

    The deadline for submission is 28 February 2008. The authors of the best reportages will be invited to present their work at the International Journalism Festival.

    The winner will receive a prize of 10,000 euros.

    Contact details to obtain additional information:
    Tel: 00 39 (0)75.5055807 Fax: 00 39 (0)75.5017894

    Photoshare Development Photography Award (28April)

    Dear Colleagues, Attention Photographers in Developing Countries:

    Photoshare is proud to announce the 2008 Photoshare Development Photography Award. Awarded exclusively to a photographer from a developing country/emerging economy, as a part of Photoshare’s effort to advance digital camera technologies and promote photography as a vital tool for communicating health and development.


    *Award Prize: Digital Camera*

    Photoshare is currently seeking applicants from developing countries who are:

    • involved in public health and development programs;

    • interested in using photography to document issues facing their communities;

    • in need of a first-time or improved digital camera.

    Developing country photographers, both amateur and trained, are encouraged to apply by April 28, 2008.

    Download the Award Application: for further instructions.

    Thank you for your inertest in Photoshare. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.


    David Alexander, Photoshare

    The INFO Project

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs

    111 Market Place, Suite 310

    Baltimore, MD 21202 USA

    Phone: 410-659-6280

    Skype: david.alexander.jhuccp

    Fax: 410-659-6266


    Prabha Dutt Fellowship for women journalists (August)

    Sanskriti – Prabha Dutt Fellowship 2008
    For Excellence in Journalism

    The Sanskriti Pratishthan invites applications for its annual Prabha Dutt Fellowship in Journalism from young women who wish to investigate and research on any topic of contemporary relevance. The Prabha Dutt Foundation initially administered the Fellowship. The scheme will now be managed by the Sanskriti Pratishthan, which has been giving similar awards for cultural, media and social activism over the past 28 years.

    The Fellowship has been instituted to honour and perpetuate the memory of Prabha Dutt whose bright and promising career as a fearless journalist with the Hindustan Times and India Today was cut short. It will be given to young, mid – career woman journalist for in-depth research and investigative stories.

    The purpose of the Fellowship is to encourage young mid career women journalists to develop their potential by pursuing meaningful projects without having to work under the pressures of short deadlines. The Fellowship carries a grant of Rs 60,000 including travel expenses. The work can be executed in Hindi, English or any Regional Language.

    The Fellowship is only open to women who are Indian Nationals in the age group of 25 to 40. It is exclusively for print journalists.
    The Fellows will be required to publish a stipulated number of articles in established publications. The Fellow may work on a book or monograph for subsequent publication within the given time frame.

    Candidates should send a two – page CV and a write up of about 250 - 300 words explaining their project. Full postal and telephonic contact details together with any
    e-mail id should be submitted to facilitate contact. Five samples of work published. The names and contact addresses/telephones of two referees should also be sent.
    The application should bear the title ‘Sanskriti - Prabha Dutt Fellowship’ on the envelope if sent by post and in the subject line if e-mailed.

    The duration of the Fellowship will be ten months. The grant of Rs. 60,000 will be given in two phases; the first installment at the commencement of the award and the second after submission of the completed project. A progress report will be required after the first four months.

    The applicant will have to sign an agreement with Sanskriti Pratishthan pertaining to a regular flow of work during the Fellowship period. The candidate should not be holding another Fellowship or working on any other project at the same time.

    All candidates should mail their CV and a short synopsis of their project proposal to the address given below. Emailed applications should be followed by a hard copy. For any further clarifications, you could mail or call at the address given below. The last date for receipt of applications is August 31st, 2008. Applications received after the deadline shall not be accepted.

    Sanskriti Pratishthan
    C – 11 Qutab Institutional Area
    New Delhi - 110016
    Telephone: 011 – 2696-3226, 2652-7077
    Fax: 011-26853383

    Radio for Peacebuilding Awards (September)

    Recognises radio programmes that contribute to peace in Africa,
    including programmes that reduce tensions in groups and communities,
    that enhance and value shared interests, that break down listener
    stereotypes, and that provide positive role models.

    Prize categories include: Drama (dramas, soap operas, sketches, etc.);
    Talk shows; and Youth Radio.

    First prize is 800 euros and the 3 other prizes are 300 euros each.

    Deadline: September 30 2006.

    Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism

    Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism celebrates the values that stand for good journalism: excellence & enterprise, courage & fairness. The awards will cover the entire gamut of Indian media, Print & Broadcast, in English & Indian languages.

    Ramnath Goenka Memorial Foundation will accept nominations for Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards 2010 in the following categories covering Print & Broadcast media (television) in the categories, as listed below:


    The jury will pick a reporter, who had to face enormous challenges and risks in pursuit of a story. The nomination should be accompanied by a note by the editor detailing the risks faced by the reporter. One award from both Print & Broadcast - The prize money for this category is


    The jury will pick the most outstanding media personality of the year, in both categories, from nominations by editors/heads of media houses or from among the winners of other categories of awards.

    Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is 2,50,000/-


    This award will recognize outstanding journalistic efforts from two of the most challenging regions in India for any reporter: J&K and the Northeast.

    Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is 1,00,000/-


    This award will go to a journalist each in Print & Broadcast media whose coverage of an event or issue stood out for excellence, independence, depth, quality and impact in the national language.

    Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is 1,00,000/-


    This award will go to a journalist each in Print & Broadcast media whose coverage of an event or issue stood out for excellence, quality, independence, depth and impact in the regional languages.

    Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is 1,00,000/-


    This award will be given to an author of an article or series in a newspaper, magazine or television that makes an exceptional contribution to public awareness & understanding of environmental issues. The report/series of reports must be a substantive work that covers a story completely & raises public consciousness & awareness about environment.

    Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is 1,00,000/-


    The award will honour substantive Print or television reporting that covers rural issues intelligently. It may be awarded for explanatory or expository journalism & will be judged on general excellence, quality of writing, forcefulness & importance to the public interest.

    Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is 1,00,000/-


    The award will go to a journalist who shows the highest standards of independence, rigour, depth & analysis while covering any aspect of business or economy.

    Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is 1,00,000/-


    This award will go to a journalist each in Print & Broadcast media whose coverage helps develop a unique understanding of politics & the political process.

    Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is 1,00,000/-


    This award will go to a journalist each in Print & Broadcast media whose coverage explores new avenues & finds a new direction in reporting sports.

    Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is 1,00,000/-


    This award will go to a journalist each in Print & Broadcast media whose coverage sets new standards in reporting the world of entertainment.

    Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is 1,00,000/-


    This award will go to a journalist each from Print & Broadcast whose coverage of a news-break (of a nationally significant event) stands out for speed, maturity, sensitivity, depth, details and investigative skills.

    Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is 1,00,000/-


    This award will go to a journalist from Print & Broadcast category whose report investigates an issue of public interest to reveal an aspect/element which has not yet been covered/explored in the media. The report/reports should be substantive work that is original, forceful and has made an impact.

    Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is 1,00,000/-


    This award will go to foreign correspondents in Print media for coverage that most accurately & sensitively portrays India to a foreign audience.

    The prize money is 1,00,000/-


    This award will go to a Print journalist/commentator whose work stands out for clarity, depth, analysis, style and forcefulness of idea/opinion expressed.

    The prize money is 1,00,000/-


    This award will go to a writer/writers whose published work, through in-depth research &
    investigation, covers an issue/idea on a scale which newspapers or television channels with their limited space & time cannot aspire to tackle. This award will be for Books published in English language.

    The prize money is 1,00,000/-


    This award, instituted in memory of The Indian Express's former Resident Editor in Pune, Prakash Kardaley, will honour a print journalist whose sustained effort highlights a civic issue and forces the authorities to find a solution to it. The award aims to recognize proactive local reporting that makes a difference to the lives of the citizens.

    The prize money is 1,00,000/-

    Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Programme (10 November)

    National Endowment for Democracy offers journalism fellowships

    The Washington, D.C.-based National Endowment for Democracy (NED) invites journalists worldwide to apply to be part of the 2009-2010 Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program. Selected fellows will take up residence at the Forum, a research division of NED, for five to ten months.

    Deadline: November 10.

    According to its organizers, the fellowship seeks to provide experienced journalists with an opportunity to reflect on their work, learn from counterparts in the United States, and reevaluate techniques for building democracy in their country of origin.

    Projects must be in English.

    Each participant will receive a monthly stipend for living expenses, health insurance and reimbursement for travel. Fellows also receive a fully equipped office and research support.

    For further information, including eligibility information,
    visit http://www.ned. org/forum/ reagan-fascell. html
    or contact fellowships@

    Rory Peck Awards (2 September 2008)

    Freelance journalists and other independent media workers are vital to free expression, bearing witness to events in remote corners of the globe and telling the untold stories. The international newsgathering industry relies heavily on their contribution. In many parts of the world, where they often represent the only independent voice, freelancers struggle to work in the face of poverty, insecurity and repression. The Rory Peck Trust, established in 1995, is a registered charity with an ongoing commitment to the welfare and safety of freelance newsgatherers. The Trust subsidises training in hostile environments, provides financial and moral support to freelancers in need, and to the families of those killed, imprisoned or seriously injured during the course of their work. The Trust believes that by supporting the right of freelance newsgatherers to do their work freely and in safety, it is supporting the independent view, press freedom and democracy.

    Rory Peck was one of the most skilful and respected freelance cameramen of his generation. A fearless and individual operator, Rory captured some of the most enduring images of the late twentieth century. In October 1993, he was killed in cross fire while covering the October coup outside Moscow's television centre, Ostankino.

    When Rory died, there were no rules and no structure concerning what to do if a freelancer gets killed, nor how to support those left behind. In 1995 Rory's widow and close friends set up an organisation to provide the assistance to their families that no-one else would give.

    The Rory Peck Trust has grown into a highly respected body which is now influencing the way that newsgathering organisations worldwide treat their freelancers. The Trust enjoys the active involvement and support of an international and influential committee of broadcasters including ABC News, Al Jazeera, AP Television News, ARD, BBC, BSkyB, CBC, CBS, Channel 4 TV, CNN, ITN, NBC, Reuters, SKY News, WDR, ZDF and international journalists' safety organisations. The Trust is totally independent and relies on its income from sponsorship, charitable donations and grants in order to fund its work.

    For further information please email
    Lucy Popescu, Awards officer
    +44 (0)20 7730 1424

    The Rory Peck Trust
    2 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0DH, UK
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7730 1411
    Fax: +44 (0)20 7730 1428
    (to enter online or to download an entry form)

    Limited Company No. 35524586
    Registered in England and Wales
    Charity Reg. No. 1071844

    Royal Asiatic Society awards; Article on Study of religion in Asia (31may)

    Royal Asiatic Society awards

    A prize for an Article relating to the study of religion in Asia

    The Royal Asiatic Society announces the introduction of a new prize
    for articles relating to the study of religion in Asia. Award-winning
    submissions will be published in the Society's peer-reviewed Journal
    of the Royal Asiatic Society, which since 1834 has provided a forum
    for scholarly articles of the highest quality on South Asia, the
    Middle East (together with North Africa and Ethiopia), Central Asia,
    East Asia and South-East Asia. The focus of the prize is any
    religion, anywhere in Asia and at any time, and the Society's main aim is to encourage the submission of pieces of research that make
    innovative contributions to understanding and learning within their
    own fields.

    Please note: no rigid limit is imposed on the length of the
    contribution but it should be appreciated that the most suitable
    length is c. 6,000 words; submissions should be in 'hard copy' on A4
    sheets with double spacing accompanied by an electronic version;
    alternatively scholars may submit by email attachment, providing a
    postal address is
    supplied, to: The Journal, The Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson
    Way London NW1, 2HD.

    Closing date 31st May 2007

    Royal Asiatic Society awards; Articles on Asia by young scholars (31may)

    Royal Asiatic Society awards; Articles on Asia
    A prize for an article by a young scholar

    The Royal Asiatic Society announces the introduction of a new prize
    for essays produced by young scholars ('young scholar' being defined
    as either someone in the process of completing their PhD or someone
    who has been awarded their doctorate within the previous five years)
    working on the history, archaeology, literature, language, religion,
    archaeology and art of Asia. The focus is not limited to any specific
    region within Asia or to any particular discipline, something that
    reflects the broad remit of the Society's activities and interests.
    Award-winning submissions will be published in the Society's
    peer-reviewed Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society

    Please note: no rigid limit is imposed on the length of the
    contribution but it should be appreciated that the most suitable
    length is c. 6,000 words; submissions should be in 'hard copy' on A4
    sheets with double spacing accompanied by an electronic version;
    alternatively scholars may submit by email attachment, providing a
    postal address is
    supplied, to: The Journal, The Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson
    Way London NW1, 2HD.

    Closing date 31st May 2007

    SAJA Reporting Fellowships (September)

    SAJA Reporting Fellowships (more details and better

    This program is aimed at promoting a rare element in 24/7-news-cycle journalism, namely, in-depth and follow-up reporting on major events relating to South Asia or South Asians, long after the breaking-news crews have moved on.

    Questions to Sandeep Junnarkar, SAJA Awards Chair:

    As part of its mission to encourage in-depth coverage of South Asia and the South Asian Diaspora, SAJA is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the second annual SAJA Reporting Fellowships (SRF). Open to freelancers and staff journalists in any medium,
    the fellowships are meant to encourage in-depth reporting projects by providing grants to cover a portion of reporting expenses.

    A total of up to $10,000 may be given out annually, divided among projects or a single project at SAJA's discretion. Each fellowship award is typically between $3,000-$5,000. See the work of previous fellows:

    In 2006, the fellowship is open to proposals on any in-depth topics based on the coverage of South Asia or the South Asian Diasapora.

    Deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, Sept. 8, 2006.

    For this year's program, to be eligible, applicants must:
    * Have at least five years of journalism experience.
    * Produce content in the English language.
    * Be able to publish or broadcast the finished work in the United
    * Be willing to work with an editor, chosen by SAJA, who will oversee the successful completion of the project.
    * Make arrangements for the news organization( s) that publish(es) or air(s) the finished work(s) to agree to provide prominent credit
    to SAJA.
    * Be available to discuss the project at SAJA events, including but
    not limited to the annual SAJA convention and/or other panel
    Applications must be submitted by Friday, Sept. 8, 2006, and must include the following:
    * A Project Proposal that describes the thesis of the project and why it's an important story. What is the news hook? Why should a news outlet publish, broadcast or post this story?
    * A preliminary list of people to be interviewed.
    * A DETAILED budget that spells out what expenses the fellowship funding will cover and how the rest of the project will be funded.
    * A realistic timeline that shows SAJA's deadlines (see below) will be met.
    * A resume and three work samples. We're looking for applicants with a successful track record in producing print, broadcast, radio, photographic or multimedia pieces. The applicant must provide the work samples either as URLs, attachments, or by cutting and pasting to the application. Broadcast applicants can also provide digital samples. If they do not have digital samples that can be submitted online, they must contact Sandeep Junnarkar to make other arrangements.
    * Support letter(s). If the applicant is an employee of a media company, a letter of support from the editor/employer/ supervisor. The letter must show that the applicant's employer will give the applicant the time to report, produce and complete the work to meet our deadlines, as well as allot time for the fellow to speak about the project at SAJA events. The letter must show the company's willingness to share publication rights with SAJA after an initial, exclusive first-run period is over. The letter MUST also contain contact information for the employer.
    * If the applicant is a freelancer, a list of potential organizations the
    project can be pitched to.
    * A list of at least three references.

    Timeline: The timeline for the SRF is as follows:
    Fri., Sept. 8, 2006: Applications due.
    Sun., Oct. 8, 2006: SAJA fellows named.
    Between Oct. 9, 2006-Jan. 15, 2007: Reporting completed.
    February 15, 2007: Finished project submitted to SAJA.

    February 16, 2007-March 1, 2007: First-use period, for exclusive publication by the fellow's employer, or if a freelancer, by the media company with whom the freelancer is contracted.

    March 2, 2007: SAJA disseminates the work widely, through the web, other media and panel discussions.

    July 12-15, 2007: SAJA highlights the projects at the 2007 SAJA Convention & Job Fair at Columbia University.

    Judging: The pool of applicants will be narrowed down to approximately five finalists. A panel of judges will review the finalists, and rank the projects from first to last. The SAJA board will make the final determinations on what amount of money will be awarded. Finalists will be notified and expected to be available for interviews with the judges if necessary.

    1. All decisions are final and subject to the discretion and judgment of the judges and the SAJA board.

    2. SAJA board members and members of their families are not eligible to apply.

    3. SAJA is not responsible for any financial or legal liabilities (or any
    other liabilities) that arise from the actions of the fellow(s).

    4. SAJA reserves the right to amend or extend deadlines or changing other procedures relating to the fellowship program.

    HOW TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL: After reading this page carefully, fill in this online form [ ].

    Deadline is Friday, Sept. 8, 2006, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

    Questions to Sandeep Junnarkar, SAJA Awards Chair:

    Mail a check payable to "SAJA Group Inc" ("SAJA Reporting Fellowships" in the memo line) to SAJA Group, Inc, c/o John Laxmi, Treasurer, 19 Einsehower Road, Closter, NJ 07624; e-mail: johnlaxmisaja at

    SAJA Group, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization (EIN: 55-0844632) and is registered with the State of New York Charities Bureau (Registration Number 20-70-28). Please send any funding questions to

    For Networking, Awards & Scholarships:

    Simmi Marwaha young journalist award

    Simmi Marwaha young journalist award

    Simmi Marwaha Memorial Charitable Trust has invited applications from young journalists for their outstanding work in the field of journalism.

    The young journalist, who have done a fair resonsbilty in the field of journalism for the beterment of society, can send their work performance to the trust for 9th Young Journalist Simmi Marwaha Honour.

    According to the manging trustee Rajinder Rosy, the award will be presented on April 3 at Chandigarh Press Club.

    Young journalists can submit their performance on latest by March 25, 2012.

    For more information contact: 98722-03478,0172-2228629.

    Simmi Marwaha was a journalist who left this world in March 2003 in a road accident at chandigarh.

    Tara Singh Hayer Memorial Award for Canadian journalists (20june2007)

    The Tara Singh Hayer Memorial Award to recognise a Canadian journalist who, through his or her work, has made an important contribution to reinforcing and promoting the principle of freedom of the press in this country or elsewhere.

    In dozens of countries around the world, journalists regularly face obstacles in order to get the news out. Whether the threats be judicial, physical or otherwise, these dedicated and principled individuals continue to work tirelessly - often risking their lives - so that the news media remain free.

    The winner of the award will be a journalist or media organisation who:

    Ø reports on human rights issues or other issues, or from regions or countries, not often covered by other media;

    Ø demonstrates a commitment to human rights by reporting without bias, sexism, racism, etc.;

    Ø has not won a major press freedom award from another organization;

    Ø will benefit from international exposure due to the difficulty/threats caused by their work;

    Ø has overcome enormous odds simply to produce the news;

    Ø and has taken personal risks or suffered physical reprisals for working as a journalist.

    Nomination Criteria for the Tara Singh Hayer Memorial Award

    The winner of the award will be a journalist who fits one or more of the criteria:

    Ø has highlighted cases of media repression in Canada or around the world;

    Ø has chronicled attempts at or actual censorship;

    Ø work has involved difficult-to-obtain access to information requests;

    Ø has taken personal risks or suffered physical reprisals for working as a journalist;

    Ø has overcome enormous odds simply to produce the news.

    To be eligible for the awards, applicants must be nominated by an organisation or individual. Self-nominations are not accepted.

    Submissions in French or English may be in the form of video tapes, audio tapes, articles or columns aired or published between July 1, 2006 and June 20, 2007.

    Each award consists of a framed plaque and cash prize of CDN $3,000. They will be presented to the winners at a ceremony in Toronto in November 2007.

    For further information or to submit a nomination, please contact Julie Payne at CJFE, 555 Richmond St. West, Suite 1101, PO Box 407, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3B1 Canada, tel: +1 416 515 9622, fax: +1 416 515 7879, e-mail

    The deadline is June 20, 2007.

    Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellowships in Science and Religion

    Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellowships in Science and Religion

    The program relies on two distinct methods of study. Seminars at the University of Cambridge employ an innovative interdisciplinary approach to give fellows an overview of key issues in the field. Fellows also pursue a course of independent, private research into a specific area of interest within the larger topic. Potential areas of study include comparison of the methods of science and religion, origins of life, cosmology, genetic engineering, astrobiology, and spirituality and health.

    Fellows will be paid a $15,000 stipend in addition to a book allowance and travel expenses.

    All journalists, including freelancers, with at least three years of professional experience writing for newspapers, magazines, wire services, radio, television, or online news organizations are eligible to apply.

    The fellowship has no minimum education requirement, nor any minimum or maximum age for applicants. Priority will be given to mid-career and senior journalists, though early career journalists may apply. Those who are unsure whether they meet basic eligibility requirements should go to the Inquiries page and submit a brief summary of their qualifications and experience, including a description of their current news organization. They will be advised whether or not to complete a full application.

    Fellows are not required to have formal academic training in the sciences, though this may be helpful. The most important criteria are an applicant's sincere analytical interest in science and religion, an intellectual curiosity about difficult issues, originality of thought displayed in previous writings, and a superior record of journalistic achievement. The Templeton-Cambridge Fellowship program is looking for those journalists who show promise of making a significant contribution to the public's understanding of the complex issues of science and religion.

    Because this fellowship emphasizes immersion in the field of science and religion, fellows must be able to pursue the program full time.

    The fellowship is open to journalists everywhere, but fluency in reading and writing in English is required.

    During the term of the fellowship, June through July, the program provides time for study, a set of colleagues who will promote critical discussion, access to renowned experts in relevant fields, and an extraordinary intellectual and cultural setting. A combination of optional and required activities are organized around:

    an initial week of preparatory study
    an intense two-week seminar on science and religion, May 31–June 13, 2008, conducted by scholars, scientists, and thinkers drawn from the United States and Europe, and convened at Queens’ College of the University of Cambridge
    introductions to important thinkers in the field
    a detailed program of readings tailored to individual interests, including the development of a personal library of some 50 books that will act as a continuing resource for each fellow in the ensuing years
    five weeks working at home (beginning June 14) to prepare an in-depth article and an oral presentation on a topic of particular interest to the fellow
    a final one-week seminar, held at the University of Cambridge, July 20–July 25, at which each fellow will make an oral but ultimately publishable presentation of findings and ideas
    Fellows will be encouraged to write and publish news stories, editorial pieces, or magazine articles at the end of the program, contributing to a more informed public discussion of the relationship between science and religion.

    The fellowship has two administrative offices, one in New York and one in Cambridge, UK.

    apply online

    Toto Funds the Arts

    TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA) in association with TASVEER invites entries for its first annual awards for young Indian photographers. Two cash awards of Rs. 25,000 each will be given in January 2008.
    The spirit of the Toto Awards is to identify promise and encourage young talent. THEREFORE, if you are less than 18 and older than 30 on 1 January 2008, or live outside India, read no further!

    The submissions should comprise a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 36 photographs, either in colour or black and white, or a mix of the two.
    1. The photographs should comprise still images. Video photography will not be accepted.
    2. They should be high resolution (print quality): 350-600 dpi.
    3. The submission should be made on CD (three copies) along with hard copies of five photographs of your choice. These should be in reasonable size, i.e. easily visible, but not larger than A-4.
    4. The photographs could be on one theme or an assortment of themes. Your choice.
    5. Submitted material will not be returned.
    Entries should reach TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA) by 30 September 2007 at the latest.
    TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA), H 301 Adarsh Gardens, 8th Block, 47th Cross, Jayanagar, Bangalore 560 082
    Phone: 080-26548139/080-26990549
    If you have any further queries, please write to

    Entries must be accompanied by a signed statement confirming the applicant's date of birth, whether the applicant's work has been published in print and/or exhibited in any forum (give details), and also affirming that the submitted work is original.

    An independent jury will be appointed to decide on the awards. The decision of this jury will be final and not contestable in any forum.
    Please note: We reserve the right to use your photographs (if necessary) to publicise the awards and in any inhouse materials such as a newsletter. Otherwise, the copyright rests with the photographer and your submission will be put to no other use without your express permission.

    TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA) is a not-for-profit public trust set up in memory of Angirus 'Toto' Vellani, who was intensely passionate about music, literature and films. TASVEER is a new organisation committed to showcasing contemporary photography.

    UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize (30jan 08)

    UNESCO invites Member States and regional and international organizations, professional and non-governmental organizations working in the field of journalism and freedom of expression to nominate candidates for the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.

    The purpose of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize is “to honour… a person, organization or institution that has made a notable contribution to the defense and/or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world, especially if this involved risk.”

    The prize is intended to reward journalists who have shown dedication in the name of freedom of expression and information and to afford them the international recognition they deserve. Awarded annually, the Prize is marked by a ceremony and the winner is presented with the sum of US$25,000.

    The prize, which celebrates its 11th year in 2008, is named after the Colombian journalist who died exercising his profession and has become a symbol of the fight against repression of the media worldwide. This year, the prize will be presented in Mozambique, during the World Press Freedom Day conference which will take place on 3 May.

    In 2008, World Press Freedom Day will focus on the freedom of the press and the “Access to information and the empowerment of people”. More information on the themes and speakers of the conference will be available on the UNESCO website in the near future.

    Nominations for the Prize should be submitted by using the form at the web site, which should be duly filled out in English or French and returned by 30 January 2008

    Women PeaceMakers and PeaceWriters Programme (23may)

    2008 Women PeaceMakers Programme

    Application Deadline: May 23, 2008

    The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ) in San Diego, California, is currently accepting applications for its Women PeaceMakers Program (WPM). The WPM program is designed for leaders from conflict-affected countries around the world who are transforming conflict and assuring gender-inclusion in post conflict recovery through in human rights advocacy and peace building efforts they lead. These are women whose stories and best practices will be shared internationally; they are women who will have a respite from the frontlines work they do.

    Four Women PeaceMakers are selected each year to spend two months in residence at the Institute. They will receive a small stipend while having their unique peacemaking stories documented, through both film and narratives that will be available to inspire others around the world. Women PeaceMakers in residence will have the opportunity to engage with the community through a series of public panels and to meet with other activists and leaders involved in human rights, political action and peacemaking efforts.

    The institute is also accepting applications for Peace Writers. Peace Writers document the stories of Women PeaceMakers for publication. Writers will interview the Women and engage in extensive research to become familiar with the histories of their conflicts and peacemaking efforts.

    For more information about the program and an application please visit the IPJ web site at or contact Erika Lopez, Women PeaceMakers Program Officer, at .

    Erika Lopez, M.A.
    Women PeaceMakers Program Officer
    Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, Room 130
    University of San Diego
    5998 Alcala Park
    San Diego, CA 92110
    (619) 260-7569 Tel.
    (619) 260-7570 Fax