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Are you interested in journalism and media opportunities? You can check the list below for media and journalism opportunities that resonate with your niche and media career.

These media and journalism opportunities include training, grants, fellowships and award from which media professionals and journalists can benefit from.

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  1. UNESCO, Namibia to host World Press Freedom Day 2021 international conference: In commemoration of the 2021 World Press Freedom Day, UNESCO and the Government of Namibia will host an international conference that will take place on May 1st to 3rd in Windhoek.
  2. Freelance content producer needed at TRi Facts: DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2021— TRi Facts seeks a freelance content producer to research and write blogs as well as content for social media posts. APPLY HERE
  3. Call for entries: Allard Photography CompetitionDEADLINE: MAY 1, 2021 —The Allard Prize Committee invites photographers to submit entries for the bi-annual Allard Photography Competition. APPLY HERE
  4. Journalists can apply for Fund for Investigative JournalismDEADLINE: MAY 3, 2021 — The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FundFIJ) is offering grants to reporters to produce high-quality, unbiased, nonpartisan investigative stories. APPLY HERE
  5. Senior Journalist Team Manager needed at BBC AfricaDEADLINE: MAY 3, 2021— British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Africa seeks a Senior Journalist Team Manager to join its digital hub in Nairobi, Kenya. APPLY HERE
  6. Apply for Africa photojournalism awardDEADLINE: MAY 3, 2021 —The  Africa Photojournalism Award  seeks images that creatively and artistically address the topic of the future in Africa. APPLY HERE
  7. Journalists can apply for science media awardDEADLINE: MAY 3, 2021 —The Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) invites entries for the Science Media 2021 Award for outstanding science reporting. APPLY HERE
  8. Apply for African liberty writing fellowshipDEADLINE: MAY 5, 2021 —African Liberty is currently accepting applications for its fully-funded 2021 Writing Fellowship program. APPLY HERE
  9. Apply for 2022 Zayed Sustainability Prize: DEADLINE: MAY 6, 2021 — Small and medium enterprises, non-profit organisations and high schools are invited to submit entries for Zayed Sustainability Prize. APPLY HERE
  10. Applications open for Dubawa’s Kwame Karikari Fact-Checking and Research FellowshipDEADLINE: MAY 7, 2021— DUBAWA invites applications from journalists and researchers for the 2021 Kwame Karikari fact-checking and research fellowship. APPLY HERE
  11. Africa: Journalists can apply for conference on dryland restorationDEADLINE; MAY 10, 2021— The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is set to host a digital conference on restoration of drylands in Africa. APPLY HERE
  12. Call for start-ups at DW Global Media ForumDEADLINE: MAY 15, 2021— Deutsche Welle (DW) invites media start-ups from around the globe to pitch ideas and business models for the Global Media Forum. APPLY HERE
  13. Call for entries: 2021 Global Peace Photo AwardDEADLINE: MAY 23, 2021 —Professional and amateur photographers around the world are invited to submit entries for the 2021 Global Peace Photo Award. APPLY HERE
  14. Apply for WAN-IFRA’s African Digital Media AwardsDEADLINE: MAY 25, 2021 —WAN-IFRA’s African Digital Media Awards is currently accepting entries from news publishers in Africa. APPLY HERE
  15. Fact-checkers can apply for internship at CDDDEADLINE: MAY 27, 2021 —Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) seeks talented and passionate young individuals as fact-checkers to counter fake news and misinformation, APPLY HERE
  16. Apply for Gordon N. Fisher/JHR journalism fellowshipDEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2021 —The Gordon N. Fisher/JHR Journalism Fellowship at Massey College in the University of Toronto is currently accepting applications for the 2021 session. APPLY HERE
  17. Apply for Kurt Schork Memorial FundDEADLINE: MAY 31, 2021 —The Kurt Schork Memorial Fund (KSMF) is now accepting submissions for its 2021 awards in international journalism. APPLY HERE
  18. Apply for Photographer of the Year 2021 Competition: DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2021 — Africa Geographic invites photographers aged 18 and above to apply for the Photographer of the Year 2021 competition. APPLY HERE
  19. UNESCO Clubs 2021 worldwide youth multimedia competitionDEADLINE: MAY 31, 2021 —USFUCA, UNESCO Center for Peace and World Genesis Foundation invite youth around the world to participate in 2021 youth multimedia Competition. APPLY HERE
  20. ANSO Scholarship for Young Talents 2021: DEADLINE: MARCH 31ST, 2021 —The Alliance of International Science Organizations (ANSO) is offering scholarship for postgraduate studies in China. APPLY HERE
  21. Call for entries: Photo Contest at Un-Habitat, LaCoMoFaDEADLINE: MARCH 31ST, 2021 —UN-Habitat and the Laboratory of Architecture and Environmental Design (LaCoMoFa), Biskra University seek entries for “Valuing our Communities Photo Competition”. APPLY HERE



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