Stifled by the Zimbabwean government's efforts to muzzle independent media, journalists who have been laid off or fired as a result of the clampdown have started up a new online daily newspaper.
Zim Online seeks to "tell the other side of the Zimbabwean story which President Robert Mugabe fights to prevent the world from knowing." The website is registered in South Africa.
AFRICAN WOMEN'S MEDIA CENTER
African Women's Media Center, a project of the International Women's Media Foundation, has produced an online directory of resources for women journalists who seek professional development opportunities in Africa. It includes training resources, networking links and press freedom organisations.
AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
ALFRED FRIENDLY PRESS FELLOWSHIPS
The Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships (AFPF) welcomes applications for the 2005 AFPF Fellowship competition, which provides print journalists from developing countries with professional training in American newsrooms.
This year, up to 10 Fellows will be selected for five-month internships at an American newspaper, where they will receive hands-on training and learn U.S. journalism standards that can be applied and adapted in their home countries.
Fellows are selected based on their level of English language skills, journalistic ability and commitment to careers in journalism. Fellows are typically between the ages of 25 and 35, have at least six years of print journalism experience and have spent little or no time in the United States.
The deadline for applications is 1 September 2004. The 2005 fellowships begin in March 2005.
For more information, visit: http://www.pressfellowships.org/application.html
THOMAS J. DODD PRIZE IN INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Nominations are being accepted for the Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights, which honours an individual or a group who has made a significant effort to advance the cause of international justice and global human rights.
Named after the former Connecticut Senator and legal counsel at the Nuremberg Trials, the bi-annual award carries a cash prize of US$75,000 and a commemorative bronze bust.
The winner of the award will be invited to attend an awards ceremony at the University of Connecticut in fall 2005 and make a public presentation to the university community.
The deadline for nominations is 1 November 2004.
Further information and nomination forms can be found at: http://doddprize.uconn.edu.
Contact: Thomas Wilsted, Director, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center; Tel: +860 486 4501; E-mail:
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