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Palestinian journalism competition calls for entries PDF Print

Deadline: March 15, 2010

Region: Palestinian Authority

Palestinian journalists, writers and photographers are invited to participate in the 2010 Al-Awda Awards competition.

The annual competition aims to provide a platform for the use of creative expression to promote Palestinian cultural identity and Palestinian refugee rights, including the right to return.

 
US fellowships for South African journalists specialized in mental health issues PDF Print

Deadline: April 9, 2010

Country: South Africa

Journalists from South Africa who have covered topics related to mental health are invited to apply for a U.S.-based fellowship to educate local journalists about mental health issues.

In addition to receiving US$10,000 in funding, fellows will receive flexibility to complete a reporting project that should educate the public or inform other journalists on mental health. Throughout the fellowship year, participants will attend training at the Carter Center in Atlanta in the U.S.

 
Film on Palestinian’s and Israeli’s working together receives international acclaim PDF Print

Posted on: 23 December, 2009

Location: Dubai

Last week, the Just Vision team presented their new feature documentary film, Budrus, at the Dubai International Film Festival. The documentary debut had a great success and a great impact on the audience.

Budrus Director - Julia Bacha, participated in an illustrious panel alongside acclaimed Hollywood executive Mike Medavoy.

 
Egyptian journalists give voice to the voiceless PDF Print

Posted: 4 January 2010

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With the help of the Media Diversity Institute, young Egyptian journalists are making a mark in the country’s over-crowded media market by producing stories usually ignored by more well established reporters.  They look for marginalized individuals and communities believing ‘every person has a story to tell’, and are also convinced that every voice matters.

Over the last two months, 10 young reporters from different newspapers - including Al-Ahram daily and weekly, Watani, El-Dostor, El-Wafd, El-Massry El-Youm, El-Youm El-Sabei, and El-Osbou - took part in a training course organised by the Media Diversity Institute. During the course, they debated the reasons for inclusive reporting, the ethical issues around diversity coverage and produced the stories covering issues such as disability, women’s rights and refugees (the articles can be downloaded below).  The majority of the articles have already been published in the participating newspapers. More than 150 reporters applied to take part.  This is the second such training course provided by MDI in Egypt, supported by the UK Embassy in Cairo. For further information contact Email With Border v1.6

 MDI Egypt Articles Nov 2009.pdf

 
Morocco-Europe Cultural Exchange Programme for Young People PDF Print

Deadline: 4 January, 2010

Country: Morocco

The 4th of January is the last available day to sign up for the Xchange 2010 which will take place in Morocco, in March 2010. Global Xchange works with teams of up to 18 young people (aged 18-25), with equal numbers coming from the UK and from other countries. The teams are formed to reflect diversity in terms of geography, ethnicity, ability, education and gender. Together, in cross-cultural counterpart pairs, they live with host families and work in host communities, for up to three months in the UK and three months in Morocco. This programme is a partnership between Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) and the British Council.

Interested applicants must have the following:

-  a positive and realistic commitment to the programme

·  a genuine commitment to learning

·  ability to solve problems

·  flexibility and adaptability

·  self confidence

·  sensitivity to the needs of others

To apply, download the application from the following link and return it by hand to:

The British Council,

36, rue de Tanger, Rabat

Attention: Adnane Addioui, Society Projects Manager

 

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Publication on African women's freedom of information available online PDF Print

Posted on: 22 December, 2009

Region: Sub-Saharan Africa

A publication available online aims to engage key stakeholders including journalists in enhancing freedom of information in the Africa region. The project aims to demonstrate the relevance of freedom of information in the promotion of women's rights. Research was conducted in Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and Zambia. The study was supported by UNESCO and the African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET).

http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=29377&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

 

 
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