Africa Region SBCC Consultation Programme Overview - March 22-23, 2022 - Webinar
How to improve COVID-19 coverage: Webinar for journalists offered by UNESCO, WHO and Knight Center. Register for free now!
A new multilingual webinar for journalists reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic is just around the corner.
“Variants, vaccines and medications: What journalists need to know to improve COVID-19 coverage” will be held on Thursday, Jan. 27, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. U.S. Central Time (GMT -6). Use a time zone conveter, like this one, to find out the time in your city.
WIA Young Leaders open [Africa]
Young women leaders in the media, among other sectors, can apply for this program.
Women in Africa (WIA), in partnership with Dior and Lazard, is organizing the WIA Young Leaders program.
Africa 2021 Photographer of the Year
Photos depicting African wildlife, landscapes or culture are invited from professional and amateur photographers. Winners will receive cash prizes and participate in the photographic safari in Botswana. Entries open on 1 January 2021 and close at midnight on 31st May 2021. June is set aside for final judging and the winners will be announced in early July 2021.
Funds for Investigative Journalism
The Fund for Investigative Journalism provides grants and other support for reporters to produce high-quality, unbiased, nonpartisan investigative stories that have an impact.
Freelance journalists, staff reporters and media outlets are eligible for grants, and their investigations can be for print, online or broadcast stories, books, documentaries or podcasts.
We provide three types of grants:
The Create Fund
Shutterstock has launched The Create Fund to support photojournalists, videographers, illustrators, 3D artists and writers focused on diversity, inclusion, social justice and environmental awareness.
COVID-19 Emergency Fund
Free Press Unlimited is providing a COVID-19 emergency fund for media professionals and organisations in Africa faced with emergency due to COVID-19. Support includes protection materials, psycho-social support, legal assistance, and security measures.
Scholarship available for Wits course on media management [Sub-Saharan Africa]
Aspiring media managers can apply for a scholarship to take this online course.
KAS Media Africa and Wits Journalism organize a media management short course accredited by the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Freelance, local journalism contest open [Worldwide]
Print and online journalists worldwide can apply for an award.
The Kurt Schork Memorial Fund, in partnership with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, organizes the Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism, honoring the work of freelance journalists and of local reporters and fixers in developing countries or nations in transition who often otherwise receive little recognition.