Journalists in Nigeria especially those in Government employment have very little remuneration and development opportunities.
However, there are tons of opportunities for career and self development for journalist on a global level, which they can benefit from.
Here are some of them from the International Journalists Network.
- Nigerian Journalism Students are invited to participate in an online training on environmental crimes by the I-79 Media Consults. The training project Rewriting the Narratives of Environmental Crimes in Nigeria stems from the idea that there is the need to intensify efforts in mainstreaming reports about environmental crimes, climate change and biodiversity.
Twenty selected journalists will attend a three-day online training on the theme “Environmental Crime Reporting in Southern Nigeria: Issues and Perspectives,” March 17 to 19.
After the training, each participant will be supported with small grants to carry out reporting projects at their campuses and in their local communities. The deadline is March 5.
2. African Women in Media (AWiM) is an organisation that seeks to positively impact the way media functions in relation to women. AWiM is accepting pitches for its Environment Reporting Program 2022 from women journalists.
Pitches should propose in-depth stories that explore environmental solutions with a focus on any of the 12 elements of the African Green Stimulus Program. Journalists could also highlight the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on ecosystems, biodiversity, conservation, waste management and other issues related to the broader ecological challenges in Africa which affect women.
Journalists will receive free training, editorial coaching and US$100 towards their stories.
3. Rory Peck Trust (RPT), in partnership with Meta, is offering trauma and resilience workshops for freelance journalists. The workshops are a part of the RPT Resilience Programme and will be delivered by Dart Centre Europe.
The workshops provide freelance journalists with training so they can cover traumatic events ethically and safely and be prepared for any possible psychological impact.
Each workshop offers two webinars, both two hours in length, led by specialized journalist trainers.
The workshops will be held in English, Arabic, French, Russian and Spanish and the English workshop will be held March 15 and 17.
A US$10 deposit is required to secure a spot. The deposit will be refunded upon completion of a post-workshop feedback form.
4. Filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit their work to this film festival.
The Baikal International Film Festival “People and Environment,” founded by the Russian Filmmakers’ Union, will take place Sept. 22 to 26 in Irkutsk, Russia.
The festival accepts entries on the relationship between humans and nature and includes categories for international documentary and popular science films.
Entries must be full-length or short films created not earlier than 2020.
Entries not in English must include English subtitles.
The winners will receive cash prizes, trophies and diplomas. The grand prix winner will receive RUB200,000 (US$ 2,339)
Participation is free and deadline is April 15.
5. The Lorenzo Natali Journalism Prize, sponsored by the European Commission, recognizes excellence in written, radio and broadcast journalism on the theme of development, democracy and human rights around the world.
This year’s contest should relate to issues of inequality, poverty eradication, sustainable development, environment, biodiversity, climate action, digital (gap, connectivity, e-governance, entrepreneurship), jobs and employment, education and skills development, migration, healthcare (access, assistance), and peace, democracy and human rights.
The contest has three categories: a Grand Prize, for journalists whose media headquarters is located in a partner country of the EU; Europe Prize, for journalists whose media is in one of the countries of the European Union; and Best Emerging Journalist Prize, for journalists under 30 in any partner country as well as in the EU Member States.
Works must have been published or broadcast between March 10, 2021 and March 9, 2022.
Entries are accepted in all languages but should include a translation in English, French or Spanish if they are not written in one of these languages.
The winners in each category will receive EUR10,000 (US$11,855).
The deadline is March 31.