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Call for Applications: African Journalists needed for AFRICA VOICES TV project

African journalists meet in Cairo

African Voices (A.V.)  is an International news network founded on January  2010 in Torin – Italy, with the objective to gives voices to those who live and work in Africa, and to courage Africans to speak about their Countries by creating real-time communication between them and the world.

A.V. is seeking qualified journalist and reporter from Africa desiring to collaborate in a progressive &rewarding work environment  in order to create a website of video information “AFRICA VOICES TV” to offer to worldwide public  video information about the Continent made by African Journalist

The ideal candidate adhere to AFRICAN VOICES philosophy free of racial, politics, sexual and religious prejudices, in full respect with Human Rights and have the following skills and Qualifications

Have a postgraduate degree in Journalism and Communication.

At least 2 years of experiences as journalist in African Newspapers or the equivalent in radio and TV news broadcast  (local or national) or to have at least 2 years of experiences as journalist in a African Blog with relevant number of  visitors.

African Nationality.

Experienced in report news in professional and impartial way.

Have a vast knowledge of Human Rights, Gender, history and actual situation of Country of Origin or Residence, labor,  policy and youth issues.

Ability to manage an independent collaboration with Africa Voices Head Quarter in Turin.

Preferably previous experiences in TV journalism.

Closing Dateline of February 25th2014

Membership or sharing of Nazi, racial superiority or genocidal ideologies will be grounds for exclusion during the selection process of candidates or unilateral termination of the cooperation with African Voices

Send Application with Motivation Letter, CV, 01 photo, copy of study certificate and three references  by email to: Mr. Marco Pugliese African Voices Human Resources Department  redazione@africanvoices.it

For more information,visit: African Voices

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Call for Applications: The 2014 Washington Fellowship for young African leaders

obamaThe Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative. President Obama launched YALI in 2010 to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa. The Washington Fellowship, which begins in 2014, will bring 500 young leaders to the United States each year for academic coursework and leadership training and will create unique opportunities in Africa for Fellows to put new skills to practical use in leading organizations, communities, and countries.

The Washington Fellowship includes:

 A 6-week Academic and Leadership Institute: Fellows are placed at U.S. colleges and universities for
academic institutes. Institutes will focus on skills development in one of three areas: Business and
Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership, or Public Management. Institutes will take place from mid-June
to late July 2014.

 A Summit with President Obama in Washington, DC: At the conclusion of the academic and
leadership institute, all Fellows will participate in a Presidential Summit. The Summit will take place
in late July 2014.

 An optional 8-week U.S. Internship: As part of the Fellowship application, individuals may apply to
receive practical training at a U.S. business, civil society organization, or public agency in the United
States. Approximately 100 Washington Fellows will be selected for U.S.-based internships. The U.S.
internships will take place in August and September 2014.

 Activities in Africa: Fellows will have the opportunity for continued networking opportunities,
ongoing professional development, access to seed funding, and community service activities upon
their return home after the Fellowship.
The online application for the Washington Fellowship is currently available. Completed applications, including all supporting documents, are due by 12:00 midnight Eastern Standard Time, January 27, 2014. All applications must be submitted via the online application system. The application instructions provide detailed information regarding the financial provisions of the fellowship, eligibility and selection criteria for the program, and details on applying. Please read the application instructions carefully prior to beginning the application. We recommend printing these instructions and referring to them while completing the application.

If you have questions about the application, please email washingtonfellowship@irex.org

Participating countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

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Call for Applications:The Alexia Grants for Photographers

The Alexia Foundation offers production grants to students and professional photographers to give them the financial ability to produce substantial stories that drive change in the effort to make the world a better place. Students also get scholarship opportunities.  See rules below for details on each.

Deadlines
The application deadline for the professional grant is Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at 5 p.m. Eastern time.
The deadline for the student grants is Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at 5 p.m. Eastern time.

Student Rules

For 2013 Grants

 The Alexia Foundation provides educational opportunities and cash grants to help students produce picture stories that further the Foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding.You are encouraged to consider stories that explore cultural understanding in or near you local community. While we do not discourage proposals on foreign topics, the judges give no extra weight to foreign topics, and indeed, think that you are more likely to complete a story near home than one abroad.

We welcome proposals for still photography projects or for multimedia projects.

Student Awards

Undergrad and grad students are eligible, but there is only one First Place, one Second Place and three Awards of Excellence.

Undergrad awards

First Place if Winner is an Undergrad:
• Full tuition for study at the SU London Program for the Fall 2013 semester. Tuition is about $19,000.
• $1000 cash grant to help produce the proposed picture story.
• $300 gift card from Dury’s Photo for equipment and supplies.
• $500 will be awarded to the sponsoring academic department.

Second Place if Winner is an Undergrad:
• Half tuition for study at the SU London Program.
• $500 cash grant to help produce the proposed picture story.
• $250 gift card from Dury’s Photo for equipment and supplies.
 
Awards of Excellence: Three awards of excellence each receive
• $1500 to be used for tuition at the SU London Program, or for any Momenta Photo Workshop.
• $500 cash grant to help produce the proposed picture story.
• $150 gift card from Dury’s Photo for equipment and supplies.

Grad awards

First Place if Winner is a Grad:
• Grad students take only two courses in London. This award pays tuition for two classes during Fall, semester and program fees, up to a total of $15,000.
• $1000 cash grant to help produce the proposed picture story.
• $300 gift card from Dury’s Photo for equipment and supplies.
• $500 will be awarded to the sponsoring academic department.

Second Place if Winner is a Grad:
• Full tuition for two classes at the SU London Program in Fall, 2013.
• $500 cash grant to help produce the proposed picture story.
• $250 gift card from Dury’s Photo for equipment and supplies.

Awards of Excellence: Three awards of excellence each receive
• $1500 to be used for tuition at the SU London Program, or for any Momenta Photo Workshop.
• $500 cash grant to help produce the proposed picture story.
• $150 gift card from Dury’s Photo for equipment and supplies.

If winners cannot accept any portion of their awards, these awards may be offered to other winners at the discretion of the competition administrators.

For more information about cost of study at SU in London see:http://suabroad.syr.edu/destinations/london/cost-and-aid/

Eligibility

Applicants must be duly enrolled full-time students in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or abroad in a degree program at the time of application. Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible. No student who has completed more than three internships or a year of full-time professional experience is eligible.

Application Procedure

There is no application form for this grant. An application shall be composed of the following:

1. A proposal of not more than 750 words for a photo story, picture essay, or photo-documentary project that explains your idea for a set of pictures that will promote world peace and cultural understanding. These may include projects already in progress. Anything over 750 words will be cut. Judges will only see the first 750 words.

Do not put your name or other identifying information on your proposal. We judge the applications anonymously.

Only one student application per person each year.

2. A summary of the main idea of your project consisting of no more than 25 words.

3. A portfolio of at least 10 and not more than 20 photographs. You must include at least one picture story. You may submit up to three picture stories, as long as the total number of photographs does not exceed 20. You may include single images. The photos do not have to, but may, pertain to your proposed story. All photographs not related to your story proposal must have been taken within the past two years. There is no time limit on pictures that relate to your story proposal.

If you propose a multimedia project, please give URLs for no more than two multimedia presentations.

4. A resume. Be sure to include your phone numbers and address. Also include names and phone numbers of three references on the resume. One should be your academic adviser. Do not send letters of recommendation.

Deadline

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. EST, February 1, 2013.

Professional Rules

Applications accepted beginning Nov. 15, 2012

The professional Alexia Grant recipient will receive $15,000 for the production of the proposed project. See the student rules for information about the student competition.

Introduction to the Professional Competition Rules

The Alexia Foundation offers the professional grant to enable a photographer to have the financial ability to produce a substantial picture story that furthers the Foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding.

Eligibility

Any photographer from any country may apply for this grant. Proposals that have received grants or awards exceeding $1,000 in the previous calendar year are not eligible. This award is for an individual photographer. Collaborative applications are not accepted.

Judging Criteria

The Alexia Grant was not established with the single purpose of rewarding the best photographers – this is not a portfolio competition. The grant will be awarded to a photojournalist who can further cultural understanding and world peace by conceiving and writing a concise, focused, and meaningful story proposal, and who can demonstrate the ability to visually execute that story with compelling images. There is no mathematical formula for determining grantees, but the proposal and photography must both be considered of the highest quality.

Professional applications will be judged in two rounds. First, members of the Alexia Board and its executive advisors will review portfolios and move those demonstrating strong visual skills to a second round. In that round, judges that are industry leaders first read and rank the story proposals for all those portfolios brought forward. If no judge thinks the proposal is worth considering, the portfolio is not reviewed in the second round. A winner is chosen based on the judges’ determination of the combination of the strongest proposal and photography.

Application Procedure

There is no application form for this grant. An application shall be composed of the following:

1. A proposal of not more than 750 words for a photo story, picture essay, or photo-documentary project that explains your idea for a set of pictures that will promote world peace and cultural understanding. These may include projects already in progress. Anything over 750 words will be cut. Judges will only see the first 750 words.

Do not put your name or other identifying information on your proposal. We judge the applications anonymously.

Only one application per person each year.

2. A summary of the main idea of your project consisting of no more than 25 words.

3. A portfolio consisting of no more than twenty pictures, including captions. Must include at least one picture story.

If you propose a multimedia project, please give URLs for no more than two multimedia presentations.

4. A resume. Be sure to include your phone numbers and address. Also include names and phone numbers of three references on the resume. Do not send letters of recommendation.

5. Professional grant applicants who are staff photographers must provide written permission from their employer granting them a leave of absence of approximately 3 months over the course of a year to allow time to complete their project. It is not necessary for this time to be a single block. While all other application elements will be submitted online, this permission letter should be mailed to:

David Sutherland
The Alexia Competition
Professional Division
S.I. Newhouse School of Communications
215 University Place
Syracuse NY 13244-2100

Portfolio Format and Requirements

Applications must be submitted through our online application process. (If you find it impossible to enter online, contact grants@alexiafoundation.org and we will find a way to get your entry into our system.)

Your portfolio must not have more than 20 photographs.

Deadline

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. EST, January 18, 2013.

To Enter

Use the Submit Button at the upper right of this page to submit your application. We will begin accepting applications on November 15, 2013. Entries are due by 5 p.m. EST, January 18, 2013. Be prepared with text files of your 750 word proposal and your resume, and have digital photo files formatted as medium-quality JPEG images at no more than 1024×768 pixels for landscape, or 768×1024 pixels for verticals (72dpi preferred). Each image must have a caption. We read captions from file info, or you can insert captions during the entry process.

If you have questions

If you are uncertain about any of these requirements, please contact David Sutherland at 315-443-3370 or by e-mail at dcsuther@syr.edu. (E-mail is preferred.)

Or by mail to:

David Sutherland
The Alexia Competition
Professional Division
S.I. Newhouse School of Communications
215 University Place
Syracuse NY 13244-2100