Covering Financial Inclusion

Covering Financial Inclusion

In continuation to its efforts of imparting practical knowledge of economy and finance to journalists, State Bank of Pakistan is conducting a series of six workshops for economic journalists in 2018. These workshops are contributing towards developing understanding of fundamental economic ideas of journalists and enable them to produce stories of a global standard. So far, three workshops have been held on different topics.

Now the fourth workshop "Covering Financial Inclusion" will be held on October 16, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at IBA, Aman Tower, City Campus, Garden East, Karachi. News organizations may nominate a member of staff to attend. 
Reporters and sub-editors may also apply themselves. Reporters across all media—print, electronic and online—are welcome to apply online. Freelancers, bloggers, media students and new entrants to journalism can also apply. These workshops are free to attend. If journalists from cities other than Kar…

Competition to award print and electronic travel journalism

Competition to award print and electronic travel journalism
Posted on: 09/09/2010
Fellowships and Awards
Deadline: 31/10/2010
Region: Worldwide
Travel journalists from around the world are invited to submit their work to an awards program sponsored by the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA). Submissions are accepted until October 31.

Writers, editors, agencies and publishers can enter work published or broadcast between October 1, 2009 and September 30, 2010. From almost fifty competition categories, five overall grand prize winners will be chosen. Grand prizes include trips to Alaska, Baja, the Grand Canyon or Greenland. Winners will be announced January 15.

For more information, click here. (Source: IJNet)

IREX Small Grant Fund for Africa and Asia

International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) will provide a select number of grants of up to US$10,000 to local private, nongovernmental institutions in Africa and Asia. Proposed project must focus on promoting professionalism and independence in media in one of the following ways:
§ Journalism training, to include basic reporting skills, environmental reporting, business and economics reporting, investigative reporting, and other specialized reporting skills.
§ Media advocacy, to include education on the value of professional media, development of media legislation, community outreach, and training in issues related to free media.
§ Institutional development of media and media-related institutions, to include support for equipment and operational costs
§ Must be a private nongovernmental organization based solely in Africa or Asia
The Small Grant Program will not fund:
§ grants to individuals
§ grants for university study, graduate …

SAJA: Fourth Annual Reporting Fellowships

South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) has extended date for its fellowships. The fellowships are open to proposals on any in-depth topics covering South Asia or the South Asian Diaspora - upto $20,000 available to support quality reporting. You DON'T have to be South Asian to participate.

SAJA Reporting Fellowships deadline is now Jan. 10, 2009

The SAJA Reporting Fellowships program is aimed at promoting a rare element in 24/7-news-cycle journalism -- in-depth and follow-up reporting on major events relating to South Asia or South Asians, long after the breaking-news crews have moved on.

Questions to Laura Griffin, SAJA Administrative Director:

As part of their mission to encourage in-depth coverage of South Asia and the South Asian Diaspora, SAJA & SAJA Group Inc. are pleased to announce a call for submissions for its fourth Annual SAJA Reporting Fellowships (SRF). Open to freelancers and staff journalists i…

Journalists invited to write on Islam and other religions

Deadline for applications: September 1.

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) in Washington, D.C. invites print and TV journalists from the United States or from majority Muslim countries to propose reporting projects on issues of importance to audiences in both places.

Applicants whose projects are selected will be paired with a reporting partner from another country and will receive funding through ICFJ.

Each of the four pairs of journalists selected will attend the “Faith in Media: Improving Coverage of Islam and Other Religions” conference, to be held December 14 to 16 in Istanbul, Turkey. Projects will be discussed and refined at the conference.

Pairs will have several months to conduct reporting together and will be encouraged to collaborate on the writing of the stories, but they are not required to publish or broadcast identical stories. The conference and the reporting projects are sponsored by Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Reporting projects that explore issue…

The Reuters – IUCN Media Awards

Application deadline June 15, 2008

The Reuters – IUCN Media Awards is a worldwide competition in environmental journalism to recognise excellence in professional reporting on environmental and sustainable development issues; and foster a dialogue between journalists and experts to encourage informative reporting based on sound scientific data.

The Awards are open to journalists in print and online news services throughout the world. Journalists are invited to submit entries related to environment and sustainable development.

The global winner, selected from six regional winners, receives a cash prize of US$5,000. The six regional winners receive a trophy and a travel grant to attend the global awards ceremony in October 2008.

For more information and entry form click

Reuters' workshop on writing international news

The Reuters Foundation is offering a course on international news writing for journalists from the developing world in London from August 11 to 22. Last day to apply: June 27.
The course will focus on the writing of international news, as practiced by Reuters and other global news organizations. Through practice exercises, emphasis will be placed on improving basic reporting skills including accuracy, impartiality, speed, clarity and structure.

Scholarships are available for journalists from the developing world with limited recourses. Partial scholarships are also offered to journalists who can afford to pay for their costs through their organizations. Regular tuition fees are UK£2000 (US$3,905) for travel and accommodations for 10 days.
Those interested should have fluency in English and have worked for print or other media organizations for at least two years. Interested persons must submit a 250-word essay outlining their career, two recent examples of their work in English, and a…