Master’s Program in Science Journalism now Open (Brazil)

Journalists who want to specialize in science communication can apply for a free program in Campinas, São Paulo. This master’s program in scientific and cultural communication is offered by the State University of Campinas’ Laboratório de Estudos Avançados em Jornalismo (Labjor). Classes start in 2019. The course aims to train professional journalists and scientists in science communication and bridge the gap between scientific knowledge and everyday life. Candidates must submit a writing sample and resume. The selection process also includes a writing test in Portuguese, an English proficiency test and an interview.…

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Ten-year ban for 7 referees, 14 others- CAF

The Confederation of African Football has placed seven Ghanaian referees on a 10-year ban from all CAF relaed football activities, while one bagged a lifetime ban. The referees were mentioned in the Anas Aremeyaw Anas documentary on corruption in Ghana and West Africa. CAF’s sanctions were determined at a meeting of its Disciplinary Board on August 5. According to the statement from the meeting, the banned referees include; Mr. David Laryea, Assistant Referee (Ghana): life ban from all CAF related football activities; 2. Mr. Lathbridge Reginald, Referee (Ghana): 10 years ban from all…

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Kepa to join Chelsea as replacement for Courtois

Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is set to join Chelsea for 80 million euros (£71.6 million, $92.7 million), according to Spanish media reports on Tuesday. The 23-year-old, who has been capped once by Spain, would be the most expensive goalkeeper in history and the replacement for Belgian Thibaut Courtois, who is expected to leave Stamford Bridge for Real Madrid. Sports daily Marca reported that Chelsea would meet the 80-million-euro release clause in Kepa’s contract, beating the record transfer fee of 75 million euros which Liverpool paid Roma for Brazilian Alisson…

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2018 Global Climate Action Summit, San Francisco

ICFJ’s Global Climate Reporting Program aims to increase coverage of the potential impacts of extreme weather and climate-related effects on society by improving journalists’ knowledge and capacity. Participants will learn from global experts about how extreme weather and climate affect human health and safety and natural ecosystems, and produce stories on these critical topics. The program will bring up to 16 international journalists to San Francisco on September 10-15 to participate in the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit alongside top experts in the fields of climate, sustainability and inclusive economic growth. They…

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Writing fellowship for Arab scholars and activists

The Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS) is pleased to launch the third cycle of its New Paradigms Factory program (NPF) on the theme of “Gendered Resistance.” The NPF program is a writing fellowship that aims to facilitate and support writing and publishing by Arab activists and junior scholars who wish to write research-based essays targeting diverse academic and non-academic audiences, including activists, policy makers and/or the general public. Selected fellows will be mentored by experienced activist-scholars for the writing and publishing of essays that critically reflect on dominant debates and…

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African Union Youth Exchange Ideation Dialogue Forum 2018

Youth Exchange Ideation Dialogue Forum/Le Forum de Dialogue d’Idées   OBJECTIVES OF THE FORUM As part of the strategies to facilitate partner engagement within the framework of the African German Youth Initiative (AGYI), the African Union Commission (AUC) and the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ) will convene an Ideation Dialogue Forum on youth exchanges and volunteerism which will explore innovative approaches towards skills promoting youth exchange programs. The dialogue will provide a platform to share experiences, discuss key strategies towards strengthening existing processes as well as identify opportunities…

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