Archive for January, 2021

raining on product immersion for small newsrooms open [Europe, Middle East, Africa]

raining on product immersion for small newsrooms open [Europe, Middle East, Africa]

Journalists from small to midsize local newsrooms can apply for this free program. News Catalyst and the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, in partnership with the Google News Initiative, are offering an intensive online training in digital transformation through product thinking. The training will take place April 10 to June 5 and be conducted in English. Participants will cover …

Human rights fellowship seeks women journalists [Worldwide]

Human rights fellowship seeks women journalists [Worldwide]

Print, broadcast and online women journalists who focus on human rights and social justice can apply for a fellowship. The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is accepting applications for the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship, named for the 1998 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner and Boston Globe correspondent who was killed in Iraq in May 2003. The selected journalist …

Countries rise to the double challenge of malaria and COVID-19, yet pandemic looms large over a malaria-free future

Countries rise to the double challenge of malaria and COVID-19, yet pandemic looms large over a malaria-free future

Despite the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries around the world held the line in protecting historic gains against malaria this year, saving hundreds of thousands of lives, preserving fragile health systems, and keeping malaria at bay in countries with zero local cases. However, long-term success in reaching a malaria-free world within a generation is …

Operational grants available [Africa]

Operational grants available [Africa]

Media organizations that go beyond stereotypical narratives about Africa can apply for funding. Africa No Filter is accepting applications for its Operational Grants. The grants are intended for programs that demonstrate how their work positively supports contemporary African narratives and empowers young African creatives. Selected organizations will receive up to US$50,000. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling …

One World Media organizes competition

One World Media organizes competition

Journalists can submit works that have been printed, broadcast or screened either in the United Kingdom or internationally for a global audience. The One World Media Awards honor underreported stories on social, political or cultural life in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East and former Soviet republics. The competition has 15 categories, celebrating work from …

A New Target for Malaria Vaccines

A New Target for Malaria Vaccines

An article published in Experimental Biology and Medicine (Volume 246, Issue 1, January, 2021, https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1535370220961764) describes a new target for the development therapies and vaccines for malaria. The study from the West African Centre for Cell Biology of infectious Pathogens at the University of Ghana in Accra (Ghana) reports that peptide antibodies against a new merozoite protein (PF3D7_1459400) block parasite entry into …