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Enhancing skills

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IN recent years, there has been a great deal of hype about ‘skilling Pakistan’ and capitalising on the ‘youth bulge or demographic bomb’ in Pakistan. Sadly, there is not much on the ground: we are 147th out of 148 countries in the Human Resource Development Index and 133rd in the Global Competitive Index. It is […]


Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, graduate of PPF journalism training programme, wins her second Oscar

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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy a graduate of six-week journalism training programme organised by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) won her second Academy Award on 28th February for her film ‘A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness’ in the category of Best Documentary (Short Subject). The film is about a 19-year-old Pakistani girl who survives an attempted […]

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UNHCR official opens women training centre

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QUETTA: A senior official of the UN refugee agency on Thursday opened first-ever international standard training centre for women, especially those living in Loralai and Zhob areas of Balochistan. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the $1.2 million project, United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Assistant High Commissioner George Okoth-Obbo stressed the need to […]

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Deadline approaching: UN fellowship for journalists from developing countries [Worldwide]

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Journalists ages 22 to 35 from several developing countries and countries in transition can apply for a fellowship. The Reham Al-Farra (RAF) Memorial Journalists Fellowship Program, established by the United Nations, provides journalists with an opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the work of the United Nations in New York. It is also an opportunity […]

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Study in Australia: Adelaide Scholarships International

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Up to 20 prestigious scholarships may be available to outstanding international students from any country undertaking postgraduate research in any academic discipline. The scholarship provides payment of full tuition fees, health insurance cover and an annual living allowance equivalent to the Australian Postgraduate Award of $26,288 per year (2016 rate: indexed annually). Tenure is 2 […]

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Vocational training: Govt aims to train 50,000 unemployed youth

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SUKKUR: An estimated 50,000 unemployed and under-privileged youth of the country will be trained in the next phase [three] of the Prime Minister’s Youth Skills Development Programme. This was stated by National Vocational Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Sindh director-general Nabeela Umer at the Sukkur Institute of Business Administration on Monday. Addressing participants of a skills […]

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Asia Journalism Fellowship

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The Asia Journalism Fellowship provides mid-career journalists the chance to sharpen professional skills, deepen domain knowledge, strengthen commitment to their public mission, and form lifelong friendships. For more information click here

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Dag Hammarskjöld UN-reporting fellowship offered [Worldwide]

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Journalists who are 25 to 35 years old and from developing countries can apply for a fellowship to report on the United Nations. The fellowship, sponsored by the Dag Hammarskjöld Scholarship Fund for Journalists, gives participants the opportunity to report on international affairs during the 71th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New […]

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Persephone Miel Fellowship

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The call for 2016 fellows is now open. The deadline is March 1, 2016. The fellowship, overseen by the Pulitzer Center in collaboration with Internews, is designed to help media professionals outside of the United States do the kind of reporting they’ve always wanted to do and enable them to bring their work to a […]

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Thomson Foundation mobile journalism competition back for another year

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To enter, simply create a mobile journalism story in any one of three story types/categories and remember to keep it short (easier to edit, easier to send): A traditional TV news report (min 1 min/max 2 mins) A visual story using platforms such as, but not limited to, Storehouse, Stellar or Adobe Voice A multimedia […]

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IWMF’s fund for women journalists open

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Female journalists of all nationalities can apply for a grant. The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is accepting applications for the Howard G. Buffett Fund, which aims to support women journalists in their projects and endeavors. Possible projects include exposing underreported but critical global issues; challenging traditional media narratives; developing field-based expertise and strengthening careers; […]

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Six worldwide journalism opportunities to apply for in February

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Looking to expand your journalism toolkit, take on a new beat or receive recognition for your work? Check out these promising courses, fellowships and competitions with deadlines in February. Each is open to journalists worldwide. Fund for Investigative Journalism grants Deadline: February 1, 2016 Investigative journalists can apply for grant funding from the Fund for […]

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Pulitzer grant for crisis reporting open

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Journalists who reside outside the United States interested in crisis reporting can apply for a US$5,000 travel grant. The Persephone Miel Fellowship will fund a reporting project that focuses on a global crisis underreported in the mainstream American media. The fellowship, overseen by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in consultation with Internews, is designed […]

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Earth Journalism Network offers journalism grants [Worldwide]

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Journalists and journalism organizations focused on reporting about climate change can apply for a grant. The Earth Journalism Network (EJN), a project of Internews, is accepting proposals for the Climate Grants for Adaptation and Response. The initiative seeks to support the creation, growth and capacity building of journalism organizations focused on reporting about climate change […]

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