<a href="/media-development/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:2754">Featured content</a> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/promoted-rss.xml/2754 en After the Revolution: Libyan and Tunisian Media through the People's Eyes http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/after-revolution-libyan-and-tunisian-media-through-peoples-eyes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bbc_media_action_tunisia.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle-st"> <div class="field-label">Subtitle:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bridging Theory and Practice Working Paper </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Najla Dowson-Zeidan </div> <div class="field-item even"> Tim Eaton </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Karen Wespieser </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, September 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>BBC Media Action</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"This paper draws on audience research in Tunisia and Libya since their respective revolutions to understand people's perceptions of the media in the post-revolutionary context."</p> <p>BBC Media Action's involvement in Tunisia and Libya provides the opportunity to summarise and draw insights from two sets of research on two countries that had their respective "Arab Spring" revolutions, which transformed their media landscapes "by the breaking of the former regimes' strict controls over the media and the proliferation of private media."</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/rmhttp/mediaaction/pdf/research/libya_tunisia_media.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 61-page document in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media-development/node/266147">BBC Media Action</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC Media Action website</a>, October 22 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/after-revolution-libyan-and-tunisian-media-through-peoples-eyes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/after-revolution-libyan-and-tunisian-media-through-peoples-eyes#comments Libya Tunisia Strategic Thinking Trends Country Trends Digital Community Participation Civil Society Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Community Media Print Situation Analysis Question News/Information Radio Television Research News Media NGOs Featured BBC Media Action Global Democracy and Governance Media Development Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:42:49 +0000 jlevy 9351731 at http://www.comminit.com BBC Media Action's Governance Research: Emerging Evidence and Learning http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/bbc-media-action%27s-governance-research-emerging-evidence-and-learning <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bbc_media_action_46.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle-st"> <div class="field-label">Subtitle:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bridging Theory and Practice Working Paper </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Josephine Casserly </div> <div class="field-item even"> Sara Elias </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Zoe Fortune </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, September 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>BBC Media Action</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This BBC Media Action working paper offers some early stage qualitative and quantitative research data results and conclusions on their governance programming in ten countries, including the role played by country contexts and gender on local knowledge levels and individual political participation. It also highlights what the "research is, and is not, telling us." The research is supported by a five-year grant from the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) to achieve governance outcomes in countries across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. </p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/rmhttp/mediaaction/pdf/research/governance_working_paper.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 58-page document in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media-development/content/bbc-media-action-3">BBC Media Action</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC Media Action website</a>, October 22 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media-development/content/open-jirga-exploring-governance-afghanistan">Open Jirga: Exploring Governance in Afghanistan</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/media-development/content/sajha-sawal-common-questions">Sajha Sawal (Common Questions)</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media-development/content/exploring-burmese-media-understanding-media-training-and-audience-needs">Exploring the Burmese Media: Understanding Media Training and Audience Needs</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/media-development/content/story-story-voices-market">Story, Story - Voices from the Market</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/bbc-media-action%27s-governance-research-emerging-evidence-and-learning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/bbc-media-action%27s-governance-research-emerging-evidence-and-learning#comments Africa Middle East Bangladesh Burma / Myanmar Kenya Nepal Nigeria Palestinian Territory Sierra Leone South Asia South East and East Asia Global Project Evaluations Strategy Evaluations Evaluations Strategic Thinking Community Participation Bilaterals Live Performance Civil Society Evaluation Methodologies Community Groups Governance and Democracy Indicators Development Assistance Print News/Information Radio Television Government Departments Research Gender News Media NGOs Featured BBC Media Action DFID Global Democracy and Governance Media Development Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:12:11 +0000 jlevy 9351715 at http://www.comminit.com The Matter International Reporting Fellowship http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/matter-international-reporting-fellowship <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/matter_2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="55" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Matter International Reporting Fellowship is accepting applications for its international reporting fellowship. One writer or team of journalists will receive US$10,000 to investigate and report a narrative feature on an issue of global importance or local stories of global interest.</p> <p>The grant will also cover travel expenses up to US$5,000 on top of the initial US$10,000.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Deadline Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Deadline Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, November 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-3"> <div class="field-label">Application Info:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>To apply, write a proposal for your story in a <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://medium.com/m/signin?redirect=%2Fp%2Fnew-post&amp;loginType=default" rel="nofollow">Medium draft</a>. The pitch should outline your well-researched idea, the reporting involved, and how you would tell the story. Please include three links to writing samples. Be sure to also include a rough estimate of your travel expenses. Email the Medium draft link using: <a href="mailto:matter@medium.com" rel="nofollow">matter@medium.com</a></p> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://medium.com/matter/the-matter-international-reporting-fellowship-8e2db5bd1662" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here</a> for more information.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media-development/content/matter">Matter</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from Patrick Mayoyo to The Communication Initiative on October 6 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/matter-international-reporting-fellowship#comments Global Funding 2014 November Digital News/Information Recognition/Awards News Media Featured Global Media Development Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:56:23 +0000 jlevy 9351551 at http://www.comminit.com Chevening Scholarships http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/chevening-scholarships-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/chevening.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="57" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Chevening Scholarships are the United Kingdom (UK) government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organisations for outstanding scholars with leadership potential.</p> <p>The scholarships are offered for many fields of study, including journalism and media. The programme provides full or part funding for full-time courses at the postgraduate level, normally a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any UK university. More information is available by country.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Deadline Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Deadline Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, November 15, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-3"> <div class="field-label">Application Info:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Applicants must have an excellent undergraduate academic track record and two to five years' working experience. Applicants must also be fluent in English.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.chevening.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here</a> for more information.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media-development/content/chevening-scholarships">Chevening Scholarships</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from Patrick Mayoyo to The Communication Initiative on October 6 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/chevening-scholarships-0#comments United Kingdom (UK) Global Funding 2014 November Academic Institutions Digital Print Radio Recognition/Awards Television Government Departments Featured Global Media Development Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:15:49 +0000 jlevy 9351549 at http://www.comminit.com Media Content in the Central African Crisis: An Overview and Solutions for Further Peace-building and Governance Interventions http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/media-content-central-african-crisis-overview-and-solutions-further-peace-building-and-g <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/radiodrc.jpg" alt="" title="Media Content in the Central African Crisis: An Overview and Solutions for Further Peace-building and Governance Interventions" width="100" height="55" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Karim Benard-Dende </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, May 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>This 70-page report presents the results of media monitoring and analysis conducted to explore post-conflict media content in the Central Africa Republic (CAR), with a view to developing strategies for peacebuilding. The media monitoring research was conducted by Internews during a month-long period in April and May of 2014, as part of the Supporting Local Media to Inform Vulnerable Populations project.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.internews.org/sites/default/files/resources/Internews_Final_report_CAR_media_ENG_2014-07.PDF" target="_blank">Click here to download the full report in PDF format. </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media-development/node/283048">Internews Network - Washington Office</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.internews.org/research-publications/media-content-central-african-crisis-overview-and-solutions-further-peace" target="_blank">Internews website</a> on September 29 2014. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/media-content-central-african-crisis-overview-and-solutions-further-peace-building-and-g" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/media-content-central-african-crisis-overview-and-solutions-further-peace-building-and-g#comments Central Africa Central African Republic Strategic Thinking Digital Inclusive Politics Conflict Conflict and Peace Public Expectations Governance and Democracy Community Media Print Media and D and G News/Information Radio Television Research News Media NGOs Featured Democracy and Governance - Africa Global Community Radio - Africa Fragile Contexts Media Development Africa Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:10:01 +0000 aventh 9351464 at http://www.comminit.com Open Jirga: one man’s amazing Afghan journey http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/open-jirga-one-man%E2%80%99s-amazing-afghan-journey-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bbc_media_action_2_2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Zabiullah Faizy, September 26 2014&nbsp; - <strong><em>Abdurrasul Pamiri stunned the studio audience of our discussion programme Open Jirga when he revealed he had travelled eight days from the Pamir Mountains in northern Afghanistan to ask a question.</em></strong></p> <p>"Twenty kilometres on foot from my village to the Wakhan district," he explained, "And approximately four days of travel by horse and donkey to get to the Eshkashim district [the first district in the north-east that is connected by roads]."</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/open-jirga-one-man%E2%80%99s-amazing-afghan-journey-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/open-jirga-one-man%E2%80%99s-amazing-afghan-journey-0#comments Afghanistan 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Advocacy - Partnerships for Child Rights Blogs: Conflict and Fragility Blogs: Rights and Development Children Community Participation Child Protection Civil Society Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Radio Television Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents Government Departments Gender NGOs Rights Youth Featured BBC Media Action Adolescent Development Global Children, Equity and Development Policy Blogs Democracy and Governance Media Development Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:54:45 +0000 BBC Media Action 9351314 at http://www.comminit.com HIV and Stigma: The Media Challenge http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/hiv-and-stigma-media-challenge <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/stigma_1.jpg" alt="" title="HIV and Stigma: The Media Challenge" width="100" height="87" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sophie Chalk </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, September 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>International Broadcasting Trust (IBT)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"The role of the media in tackling HIV related stigma is crucial. It is seen as one of the drivers of HIV reduction, yet the media is far from reaching its full potential....Many of our interviewees believe there is fatigue with HIV in the mainstream media..."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://ibt.org.uk/documents/reports/IPPF_IBT_HIV_STIGMA_final.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 24-page report in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media-development/content/sophie-chalk-ibt">Sophie Chalk - IBT</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from Sophie Chalk to The Communication Initiative on September 16 2014; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.ippf.org/news/Media-holds-key-tackling-HIV-Stigma" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">IPPF website</a>, accessed September 23 2014. <em>Image credit/caption:</em> Sven Torfinn/Panos. "The picture shows Judith Atieno Basil, the secretary of Ulusi Youth Group. The group raises awareness within the community on a range of issues including HIV. When she lost her parents at the age of 12 from AIDS-related illness, she had to leave school, get married and raise her siblings."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/hiv-and-stigma-media-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/hiv-and-stigma-media-challenge#comments Swaziland Global Strategic Thinking Eliminate Stigma and Discrimination Entertainment MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print News/Information Radio Television HIV AIDS NGOs Treatment, Care and Support Featured Global Health HIV / AIDS Media Development Entertainment-Education Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:52:24 +0000 kdevries 9351247 at http://www.comminit.com World Media Summit (WMS) Global Awards for Excellence http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/world-media-summit-wms-global-awards-excellence <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/20140814103149343.jpg" alt="" title="WMS Global Awards for Excellence" width="100" height="60" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"The awards encourage all people working in the media sector to keep honing their professional skills and pursue excellence, while inspiring media setups to work with the times in the spirit of innovation."</em></p> <p> The World Media Summit (WMS) is accepting entries for the WMS Global Awards for Excellence. The awards are open to news agencies, newspapers, TV stations, and news websites around the world.</p> <p> Categories include:</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Deadline Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Deadline Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, September 30, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-3"> <div class="field-label">Application Info:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <ul> <li>The works should have been published between January 1 2012 and December 31 2013.</li> <li>Entries' submission deadline: 24:00 GMT, September 30 2014.</li> <li>Winners' announcement: November 2014.</li> </ul> <p>The Awards' working language is English. There are no language limitations to entries, but copies of an English translation should be attached, based on which reviews and judgment are made.</p> <p> For more information and to apply online (in English and/or Chinese), <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.worldmediasummit.org/media/wms_press_kit/index.html#document" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">click here.</a> <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.membership.worldmediasummit.org/login.do" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here</a> to begin the process of applying online directly.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media-development/content/world-media-summit-secretariat">World Media Summit Secretariat</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from Patrick Mayoyo to Google Groups on September 17 2014; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.worldmediasummit.org/media/wms_ann_press/2014/0904/2115.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">WMS website</a>, September 22 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/world-media-summit-wms-global-awards-excellence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/world-media-summit-wms-global-awards-excellence#comments Global Awards 2014 September Digital Governance and Democracy Community Media Print Economic Development News/Information Television News Media Featured Global Media Development Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:32:14 +0000 kdevries 9351231 at http://www.comminit.com SciDev.Net Investigative Science Journalism Fellowship for the Global South http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/scidevnet-investigative-science-journalism-fellowship <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/sciencejourno.jpg" alt="" title="SciDev.Net Investigative Science Journalism Fellowship for the Global South" width="100" height="89" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Science journalists from the Global South are being invited to submit their applications for the SciDev.Net Investigative Science Journalism Fellowship, which will provide one successful fellow with a cash prize of £3500/$5837, laptop, mentoring support from experts in science journalism, and training/conference opportunities. Offered by SciDev.Net with support from the Association of British Science Writers (ABSW) and with funding from the International Development Research Centre, the fellowship is designed to encourage investigative science journalism in the Global South.<br /></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Deadline Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Deadline Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, October 10, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-3"> <div class="field-label">Application Info:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The fellowship is open to all science journalists (working in print, broadcast, or online) living and working within non-OECD countries who are employed by or freelance for a media outlet.<br /><br /> </p> <p>To apply for the fellowship, the applicant must write a proposal of no more than 1,000 words which outlines the investigation they wish to carry out and include the following:</p> <ul type="square"> <li>The outline of the story/investigation: This should include the purpose of the investigation, what the applicant is hoping to uncover and report on, and how this will be done.</li> <li>Details of the existing evidence already gathered: SciDev.Net will expect evidence of a strong case for the investigation which will require the applicant to already have carried out some initial investigative work to support their case. The stage one fellowship will not support initial development of a 'hunch' or an 'idea'.</li> <li>Proposals that offer groundbreaking stories are encouraged: However, if the subject has been covered previously, please acknowledge prior coverage and explain how the proposed investigation would significantly advance the story.</li> <li>Consider and outline any legal implications of the investigation: SciDev.Net and any affiliated partners will not bear any legal responsibility for the actions of the Fellow or the final piece of work. </li> <li>The anticipated start and completion date of the full investigation. </li> </ul> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.scidev.net/filemanager/root/site_assets/docs/fellowship_application_form.docx" target="_blank">Click here</a> to download application form in Word format. <br /><br /></p> <p>Please email the complete application form, a copy of your CV/resume, and 2 examples of published or broadcast investigative work to <a href="mailto:award@scidev.net">award@scidev.net</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media-development/content/scidevnet-investigative-science-journalism-fellowship-0">SciDev.Net Investigative Science Journalism Fellowship </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.scidev.net/global/content/announcements_notice.4E56778E-D464-4A93-9F9AB3C65149FC11.html" target="_blank">SciDev.Net website</a> on September 16 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/scidevnet-investigative-science-journalism-fellowship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/scidevnet-investigative-science-journalism-fellowship#comments Global Awards Digital Community Media Opening Up Information Print News/Information Radio Television Environment Health News Media HIV AIDS Natural Resources Management New Technologies Nutrition Population Reproductive Health Featured Science and Media Global Community Radio - Africa Public Engagement with Science Media Development Africa Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:59:04 +0000 aventh 9351220 at http://www.comminit.com Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) 2015 http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/social-impact-media-awards-sima-2015 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/simapic.jpg" alt="" title="Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) 2015" width="100" height="60" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"The annual SIMA Awards champion eye-opening impact films from around the world that inspire activism, compassion and social transformation."</em></p> <p> The Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) is an effort to unearth the stories of independent filmmakers, grassroots change-makers, and humanitarian organisations and to provide a springboard for creative and educational media to inspire social change.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Deadline Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Deadline Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, October 27, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-3"> <div class="field-label">Application Info:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Films must be completed between Jan 2013 and October 2014 to be eligible for entry. <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://simaawards.org/submit/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here for full submission details and to apply.</a> Please note that, while there is no cost associated with submitting an impact video, entries in both of the documentary categories must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee:</p> <ul> <li>Early Bird Deadline (September 8-25 2014): Documentary Features: US$20; Documentary Shorts: US$15</li> <li>Regular Deadline (September 26 - October 9 2014): Documentary Features: US$ 25; Documentary Shorts: US$20</li> <li>Late Deadline (October 10-27): Documentary Features: US$30; Documentary Shorts: US$25</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-4"> <div class="field-label">Previous Winners:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://simaawards.org/2014-winners/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here to read about - and watch the film trailers of - the 2014 winners.</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media-development/content/social-impact-media-awards-sima">Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://simaawards.org/sima-awards-competition/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">SIMA website</a> on September 11 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/social-impact-media-awards-sima-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/social-impact-media-awards-sima-2015#comments Global Awards 2014 October Advocacy Digital Community Participation Film and Video Community Media Education Rights Featured Global Media Development Africa Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:33:03 +0000 kdevries 9350947 at http://www.comminit.com