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Nominations open for the International Women’s Media Foundation Award for Courage in Journalism

“The IWMF’s annual Courage in Journalism Awards honor women journalists who set themselves apart by exhibiting extraordinary bravery, persistence and resilience. Doing whatever it takes to uncover the truth, these women raise the bar for reporting under duress, or in the face of censorship. The awards program honors brave journalists – including photojournalists – working […]

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Last days to submit nominations for the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2021

Nominations are being accepted for the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize until Feb. 15. The award ceremony, which is endowed with US $25,000 and is held every year during World Press Freedom Day, will take place in Windhoek, Namibia, on May 3, 2021. UNESCO continues with its invitation to all the governments of the […]

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Deadline to apply for virtual internships at IACHR is Feb. 15

"The Inter-American Commission has an internship program that is managed in conjunction with the OAS Internship Program. It gives young students and those recently graduated from the OAS Member States the opportunity to learn about the IACHR and work in applying the protection mechanisms provided by the inter-American human rights system. One of the benefits […]

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Applications open for the 2021 Roche Prize for Health Journalism

“After a year of challenges and changes in the development of the Roche Prize for Health Journalism, comes the ninth edition in which the stimulus to health journalism in Latin America and the news that have enriched the contest will be strengthened after almost one decade of existence and 3,431 professionals registered. Applications will be […]

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Early Childhood Reporting Fellowship: Inequality and COVID-19 in Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia

"The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a project of the Columbia Journalism School in New York, is launching a project-based virtual Fellowship for journalists based in Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia which will be focused on illuminating the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on young children’s growth, development and wellbeing."   Read original announcement 

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Consortium opens call for investigative journalism projects in Honduras

“The Consortium to support Regional Journalism in Latin America (CAPIR, for its acronym in Spanish) calls on local independent media and independent freelance journalists in Honduras to participate in a national or local investigative journalism project which will be carried out between March and October 2021." Read more (in Spanish)

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2020 Gabo Award announces winners

"Venezuela, o paraíso dos contrabandistas" (Venezuela, smugglers' paradise), "Defensores de la selva" (Defenders of the jungle), "Frontera Sur. La frontera desconocida de América" (Southern Border The unknown frontier of America) and Radar Aos Fatos are the four winners of the 2020 Gabo Awards, the most important recognition of journalism in Spanish and Portuguese, in its […]

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2021 ICFJ Knight International Journalism Awards opens call for nominations

"Each year, the International Center for Journalists honors outstanding colleagues with the ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award at our Tribute to Journalists. We are now seeking nominees whose pioneering coverage or media innovations have made an impact on the lives of people in their countries or regions. Candidates can be reporters, editors, technologists, media managers […]

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Brazilian journalist Lalo Almeida is the Ibero-American Photographer of the Year at POYLatam 2021

"The Brazilian, Lalo Almeida, was selected as the Ibero-American Photographer of the Year at POY Latam 2021, which in its sixth edition broadcasted live the judging and selection of finalists through the competition’s social networks. [...] The special health categories, sponsored by Janssen, from the Johnson and Johnson group, which aim to highlight the importance […]

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IAPA launches call for 2021 scholarships

"The Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) Scholarship Commission invites journalists from the Americas to apply for its Scholarship Program for postgraduate studies. The scholarships consist of a stipend of up to US $ 10,000 thousand, in addition to travel expenses. Since 1954, the IAPA has awarded scholarships to more than 400 journalists in the Americas." Read […]