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It’s time to apply! Here are the deadlines for U.S. fellowships for international journalists

Looking for some time away from the newsroom to pursue a special project? Want additional training on the newest digital tools to improve your reporting? Weeks- or months-long fellowships at U.S. universities or organizations can provide the time, money and resources you need.

Below are application deadlines (ordered by nearest date) for well-known fellowships that are open to journalists from around the world.

 

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Brazilian newspaper creates "war" section to cover violence in Rio and is criticized by security experts

"Mom, I can’t take this war anymore," a 10-year-old girl said in an audio interview published by newspaper Extra from Rio de Janeiro. The child is a resident of Manguinhos, a favela in the North Zone of the city with daily armed confrontations. Read more »


Brazilian initiatives seek to increase gender and racial diversity of journalistic sources

A series of initiatives that have emerged in Brazil in recent years have sought to increase the presence of women and experts of color as journalistic sources. The intention is to bring more diversity into the public debate and to transform the representation of these social groups in media, which mostly choose white men to be specialists and voices of authority in their stories. Read more »


Argentina’s The Bubble wants to spread English-language news model across Latin America

Many of the writers at Argentine digital news site The Bubble have spent time helping to fill the pages of the 140-year-old Buenos Aires Herald, Latin America’s oldest English-language newspaper. In recent years, both publications, The Bubble and The Herald, have worked from Buenos Aires to inform the country’s English-speaking community about politics, culture and the economy. But that’s where the similarities end. Read more »


Organization renews demand for access to information law in Venezuela despite polarized political climate

Access to public information in Venezuela is a guarantee established in the country’s Constitution. However, in reality, if a journalist or citizen wants to know the salary of a public official or the amount of money spent during an electoral campaign, for example, the response in many cases will range from “we don’t know” to “we cannot respond.” Read more »


Director of Honduran newspaper El Libertador and wife survive shooting in Tegucigalpa

Honduran journalists Johnny Lagos and Lurbin Yadira Cerrato of El Libertador newspaper were shot on Aug. 24 in the capital of Tegucigalpa.

Lagos, the newspaper's director, and his wife were attacked after leaving the offices of El Libertador in the neighborhood of Palermo, in the eastern region of the Honduran capital, The Associated Press (AP) reported. Read more »


Venezuela blocks 2 Colombian television networks in new action against international media organizations

Venezuela’s National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel for its acronym in Spanish) has kicked two Colombian networks off the air.

Caracol Televisión was removed at midnight on Aug. 23. RCN Televisión was initially taken off of most cable operators, but finally removed from DirecTV at 5:32 p.m. on Aug. 24, according to Noticias RCN. NTN24, which is part of RCN Televisión, was kicked off the air in Venezuela in 2014. Read more »


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