FROM THE BLOG
How Technology Is Helping People Learn—and Even Save—the World's Languages – Forward thinkers are harnessing the unprecedented power of technology to bring languages back from the brink of extinction.
Palestine: Putting Daily Life in the Picture – Visualizing Palestine strives make international public opinion aware of daily hardships in Palestine, transforming numbers into creative narrative visuals.
Citizen Media How To: Boosting Visibility For Your Videos – recently produced by the Video4Change network.
How a Local Newspaper in India Is Empowering Rural Women to Write About Their Communities – Khabar Lahariya is an award-winning rural weekly newspaper published in local languages.
BBC College of Journalism has made its journalism resources available for free – and to anyone – for 12 months. Check it out HERE
Do you need a new website for your NGO. The Expression Web Solutions invites non-government organizations and non-profit community to submit applications for the Expression Non-Profit Website Fund. The Expression provides either a website or the web solution up to maximum US$15,000 to select NGOs who meet the eligibility criteria. More info HERE
The Telecentre Academy will offer a course in Women, Entrepreneurship and ICTs beginning on July 14, providing participants with the practical ideas, skills and resources necessary to help them launch and grow their own business. More info HERE
WITNESS and New Tactics will host an online conversation on Using Video for Documentation and Evidence from July 21 to 25. More info HERE
Upcoming class in August from Coursera and the U of Maryland in cybersecurity. What is it and how to deal with it. More info HERE
Media professionals and citizen journalists can take an online course in Spanish – this a five-week course in September will improve multimedia skills, including writing and producing audio and video for the web. More info HERE
CONTESTS AND AWARDS
Are you under 30 and have developed a social project with Internet or Mobile Technology? Apply for the World Summit Youth Award and get the chance to bring your project on a global stage. Deadline 15 July. More info HERE
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is holding an international essay contest on the future of development assistance to inform the ongoing discourse on development assistance and to make this thinking available to policymakers and key stakeholders – win $20,000. More info HERE
Journalists in Mexico who have published stories about corruption can submit their work to the Premio Alemán de Periodismo Walter Reuter contest. In order to be eligible, stories must have been published in print or online or broadcast on television or radio between October 2013 and 2014. The deadline to apply is Oct. 15. More info HERE
Amateur and professional filmmakers in the Middle East and North Africa are invited to submit their works to Tropfest Arabia film festival. More info HERE
FELLOWSHIPS AND PROJECT FUNDING
The Scholar Rescue Fund for Threatened Scholars is accepting applications. More info HERE
Journalists and bloggers with at least three years of professional journalism or blogging experience covering science can apply for the Falling Walls Foundation fellowship. Apply by 31 July. More info HERE
Journalists worldwide can apply for a US$3,500 grant to report on environmental projects and entrepreneurial ventures around the globe from the Society of Environmental Journalists. Apply by 15 July. More info HERE
Photographers under age 24 and those enrolled as full-time photography students can apply for The Ian Parry Scholarship, aiming to help young documentary photographers undertake a chosen project and raise their international profile. Apply by 7 July. More info HERE
Independent media and civil society organizations can apply for grants from the Aswatona Fund for Media Development (via the EU), a multi-partner regional funding initiative to enhance a more independent media sector in the Maghreb and the Mashreq. Apply by 17 July. More info HERE
Aspiring journalists from countries lacking media freedom and independence can apply for the Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship to advance pluralism in their societies. Accepting applications from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, and the Russian Federation. Deadline for applications July 7. More info HERE
The Center for International Media Ethics is preparing its annual conference on Sept. 19, aiming to mobilize media professionals, IT experts, bloggers, students and interested citizens to discuss ethical dilemmas. They are looking for orgs and individuals to host local workshops. More info HERE