Opportunities for journalists

One of many active opportunities from IJNet, the international journalists network: https://ijnet.org/en

Cultural journalism fellowship in Colombia

Deadline: JANUARY 11, 2018

Posted on January 03, 2018

Print and digital journalists who are fluent in English and have at least three years of professional experience can apply for a fellowship in Colombia.

The Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for a New Ibero American Journalism (FNPI) and Colombia’s  Ministry of Culture aim to encourage journalists to strengthen their skills in cultural journalism and to narrate cultural stories in English and Spanish.

The fellowship will be held Feb. 28 to March 6 and will bring together journalists from around the world for the 58th Cartagena Film Festival (FICCI) with the aim of delving deeply into the craft of cultural journalism. Fellows will view films and meet directors, actors, and producers. They will share experiences with their colleagues, and above all, will have an opportunity to write under the guidance of prominent instructors.

Fifteen candidates will be selected: five from Colombia, five from Latin America and five from other regions of the world. They will receive roundtrip tickets, accommodations, international medical insurance and some meals.

The deadline is Jan. 11. For more information, click here.

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Online event: The Power of US: How is organizing changing lives of millions of people in the US & Japan (LCN) (free)

Dear Leading Change Network friends,

The world around us seems to be changing every day, and it looks that democracy is falling apart around the world. However, people like us are asking their selves “What can I do?” and rolling up the sleeves to actually do it.

  • Recently, two amazing campaigns won victory in Japan and the US
    Sexual assault survivors organized and won the change of the legal definition of rape in Japan!
  • Residents of Maine, US organized and made Maine become the first state in the US to pass Medicaid expansion at ballot!

On December 9th, 2017 at 9 am EST, LCN will host an online real-time event with representatives of these campaigns.

At the event, you will be:

  • Meeting leaders and organizers from the 2 featured campaigns, and other leaders from all over the world
  • Learning about what have those campaigns done to succeed and what have they learned from it
  • Discussing your work and challenges with other people from all over the world

Join us to continue building the community of people who are changing the world.
Event participation will be capped. Please register here to reserve your seat!
Please share this event with people who you think would be interested in joining the session and LCN.

Film screening: “Thank You For The Rain” from Docubox

Thank You For The Rain Screening

Five years ago Kisilu, farmer, started to use his camera to capture the life of his family, his village and the damages of climate change. When a storm throws him and a Norwegian filmmaker together he’s transformed from a father, to community leader to an activist.

Grants for Creative Expression for youth, Hivos

Resource Of Open Minds (ROOM) – Creative Expression in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania – Call for Concepts (youth ages 15-35 or entities that serve them), Hivos

Hivos is seeking concept notes from artistic collectives, creative hubs and groups of content creators working on creative and cultural content production in East Africa. The funding support is geared towards supporting independent content production as a way of contributing to more independent, self-sufficient initiatives that reach larger audiences. This open call is directed at initiatives currently based in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Besides artistic imagination, the production of audio-visual, independent and conscious work that challenges or questions norms in society will be an important factor in the awarding of grants

About Hivos’ initiative on freedom of expression and the creative sector

Freedom of expression is the main measure of openness in a society, but globally, the space for free expression is dwindling. Resistance to this development is led by young frontrunners: artists, musicians, hacktivists, vloggers, writers etc. As these ‘young makers’ challenge the perspectives of older generations, they can break through the hegemonic structures in society.

In May 2017, Hivos launched its new strategy which supports makers contribution to diversification of dialogue, debate and dissent in their societies. We do this by supporting young makers like artists, designers, film makers, vloggers, men and women, who create independent cultural and media productions, which are diverse in their identities, mediums, content, channels and audiences.

Hivos wants to create a professional environment for makers, and a playground for them to experiment in. To achieve this goal, we have formulated the following short-term objectives/outputs:

  1. Creative hubs provide makers with tools, services and a community of peers.
  2. Training providers offer makers effective professional skills development training.
  3. Effective financial mechanisms are in place to support makers.
  4. Makers have been provided with the means for experimentation.

With this programme we not only provide young makers’ with the means to produce critical art and media productions, and support the creative hubs that offer them a safe work environment and meeting ground, but also hope to make a positive contribution to countering the shrinking freedom of expression in societies that have no ear for or acceptance of critical voices.

What is our target group? …

a) Young makers, men and women

b) Creative Hubs (or: communities)

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The World’s Only Prize for Legal Empowerment

Dear Friends,

Across the globe, grassroots organizations are combatting injustice by helping people to understand, use, and shape the laws that affect them. Few of them receive the recognition they deserve. We want to change that.

In 2015, we launched the world’s first competition to celebrate great deeds in the field of legal empowerment. This year, the biennial Grassroots Justice Prize returns — bigger and better than before.

The 2017 Grassroots Justice Prize will highlight the inspiring work being done around the world to put the power of law in people’s hands. Each winner will receive US$10,000.

The Elders, UNDP, and the World Justice Project are partnering with Namati to support the global promotion of the prize as well as the selection of the shortlisted candidates and the winners.

This year’s Grassroots Justice Prize will honor the work of non-profits, social enterprises, and public institutions with three different awards:

The Achmed Dean Sesay Memorial Prize for Innovation
The Nomboniso Nangu Maqubela Memorial Prize for Scalability and Sustainability
The Elders’ #WalkTogether Prize for Courage 

Applicants can choose to be considered for one, two, or all three categories.

A panel of judges will determine the winners of the first two prizes and will shortlist candidates for the third, which will then be put to a public vote.

For more information on how to apply or nominate an organization for the Grassroots Justice Prize visit www.justiceprize.org.

The deadline for applications is Friday, November 24th. Nominations must be received by Friday, November 10th.

Call for innovative ideas, Amani Institute

Inno Soko: Innovation Marketplace of Ideas

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inno-soko-innovation-marketplace-of-ideas-tickets-39079090612

DATE AND TIME Wed, November 15, 2017 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EAT

Are you excited about innovation and would like to improve – or contribute to improving – impactful ideas, while meeting other players in the sector? We are looking for you!!
Idea networking is a crucial element of social innovation often overshadowed by resource networking. That’s why we created Inno Soko to create a safe space for innovators to practice, play with and connect over ideas.
The event will be on Wednesday, 15th of November at The Kijiji, Daykio Plaza, Ngong Lane from 6PM – 8:30PM.
During the evening, 10 ideas will be presented and perfected through feedback – hence a market for socially innovative ideas. We are looking for people to share their ideas – are you one of them? please contact us!
If you are someone who is interested in changing the way we create change, would like to meet other players in the innovation sector and potentially collaborate with them, this event is for you.
Please feel free to share this invite with your colleagues or other friends in the social innovation sector in Nairobi.
Warmly,
Magda For The Amani Team