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May 15, 2019, 06:00 ET Portenier bursary competition offers safety training to independent journalists whose work exposing human rights abuses put them in danger

LONDON, ON, May 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Independent documentary-makers and freelance journalists working on significant projects exposing human rights abuses can apply for a bursary to help them obtain...


May 06, 2019, 11:00 ET English and French journalists win media prizes for work revealing suicide crisis among Canada's paramedics

LONDON, ON, May 6, 2019 /CNW/ - Harrowing stories about Canadian paramedics becoming ill and dying by suicide as a result of their work have been highlighted in two major journalism awards - one in...


Mar 18, 2019, 09:00 ET FFF bursaries train freelance journalists to stay safe in hostile environments

LONDON, ON, March 18, 2019 /CNW/ - The Forum Freelance Fund (FFF) today opened its 2019 competition for bursaries to help freelance journalists attend hostile environment training. Thirty-two...


Mar 12, 2019, 09:00 ET Finalists chosen from record number of entries for Mindset Award

LONDON, ON, March 12, 2019 /CNW/ - Three finalists have been named for the 2018 Mindset Award for Workplace Mental Health Reporting. They were chosen from a dozen English-language entries by...


Jan 21, 2019, 09:00 ET Applications now being accepted for Mindset Award for Workplace Mental Health Reporting

LONDON, ON, Jan. 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Applications open today for the Mindset Award for Workplace Mental Health Reporting, offering a prize of $1,000 for excellent Canadian journalism on the subject in...


Oct 16, 2018, 10:00 ET Now there are two: Journalists to compete separately for English and French awards for excellence in covering workplace mental health

LONDON, ON, Oct. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - A Canadian award for excellence in reporting on mental health issues in the workplace, introduced in 2016, will now be run in separate French and English versions –...


Jul 26, 2018, 13:00 ET African reporter to get safety training before investigating modern slavery in Mauritania

LONDON, ON, July 26, 2018 /CNW/ - A Togo-based freelance reporter and writer has won the Portenier Human Rights Bursary for 2018, the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma announced today. ...


May 28, 2018, 09:00 ET Five more journalists working in dangerous places win bursaries for hostile environment training courses

LONDON, ON, May 28, 2018 /CNW/ - Five freelancers working in dangerous places around the world for Canadian and other media will receive Forum Freelance Fund (FFF) bursaries for hostile environment...


May 15, 2018, 09:00 ET Portenier bursary competition offers safety training for independent journalists in danger while exposing human rights abuses

LONDON, ON, May 15, 2018 /CNW/ - Independent documentary-makers and freelance journalists working on significant projects exposing human rights abuses can apply for a bursary to help them obtain...


May 07, 2018, 09:00 ET Mindset Award for freelancer who documented a mental health crisis among Alberta oil workers.

TORONTO, May 7, 2018 /CNW/ - An Edmonton-based freelance writer has won the Mindset Award for Workplace Mental Health Reporting for 2017, for turning a spotlight on the mental health crisis among...


Mar 19, 2018, 09:00 ET Freelance journalists are offered a chance to get hostile environment training

LONDON, ON, March 19, 2018 /CNW/ - The Forum Freelance Fund (FFF) today opened its 2018 competition for bursaries to help freelance journalists attend hostile environment training. Twenty-seven...


Mar 15, 2018, 09:00 ET Seven finalists chosen for the Mindset Award for Workplace Mental Health Reporting

LONDON, ON, March 15, 2018 /CNW/ - Seven journalists have been named as finalists for the Mindset Award for Workplace Mental Health Reporting, recognizing outstanding reporting during 2017 on mental...


Jan 22, 2018, 09:00 ET Applications for Canadian workplace mental health reporting award are open today

LONDON, ON, Jan. 22, 2018 /CNW/ - Applications are now open for the Mindset Award for Workplace Mental Health Reporting, recognizing outstanding reporting during 2017 on mental health issues in the...


Oct 17, 2017, 09:00 ET Canadian journalism award puts spotlight on workplace mental health

LONDON, ON, Oct. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - Journalists will compete for an award recognizing outstanding reporting this year on mental health issues in the workplace. The $1,000 prize is being offered by the...


Jul 31, 2017, 09:00 ET Canadian filmmaker to get safety training before making documentary on victims of Boko Haram

LONDON, ON, July 31, 2017 /CNW/ - A Toronto-based independent documentary producer/director has won the Portenier Human Rights Bursary for 2017. The $3,000 award provides hazardous environment safety ...


May 23, 2017, 09:00 ET Four more freelancers in danger zones win hostile environment training bursaries

LONDON, ON, May 23, 2017 /CNW/ - Four independent journalists working in dangerous places for Canadian media organizations have won bursaries of $2,500 each from the Forum Freelance Fund (FFF) to...


May 15, 2017, 10:00 ET Portenier bursary competition offers safety training for independent journalists exposing human rights abuses

LONDON, ON, May 15, 2017 /CNW/ - Independent documentary-makers and freelance journalists working to expose human rights abuses can apply for a bursary to help them obtain hostile environment...


Apr 29, 2017, 21:30 ET First Mindset Award goes to Globe and Mail series on suicide by Afghanistan veterans

OTTAWA, April 29, 2017 /CNW/ - A team of Globe and Mail reporters has won the inaugural Mindset Award for Workplace Mental Health Reporting. The award was presented tonight at a gala dinner in Ottawa....


Apr 10, 2017, 09:00 ET Guidance for journalists covering mental health stories in indigenous communities added to Mindset / En-Tête

LONDON, ON, April 10, 2017 /CNW/ - Advice and essential background for Canadian journalists tackling stories involving mental illness and indigenous communities is now available in a bilingual field...


Mar 15, 2017, 09:00 ET Freelance journalists are offered a chance to get hostile environment training

LONDON, ON, March 15, 2017 /CNW/ - The Forum Freelance Fund (FFF) today opened its 2017 competition for bursaries to help freelance journalists attend hostile environment training. Twenty-four...


Feb 07, 2017, 09:00 ET Mindset Award Finalists Chosen

LONDON, ON, Feb. 7, 2017 /CNW/ - Five finalists have been selected for the inaugural Mindset Award for Workplace Mental Health Reporting. The winner, chosen by an independent jury, will be announced...


Nov 10, 2016, 09:00 ET New Canadian journalism award shines spotlight on workplace mental health

LONDON, ON, Nov. 10, 2016 /CNW/ - A new award has been created for journalists reporting on mental health issues in the workplace. The $1,000 prize is being offered by the Canadian Journalism Forum...


Jul 25, 2016, 09:56 ET Egyptian photographer who documents attacks on women wins Portenier Human Rights Bursary

LONDON, ON, July 25, 2016 /CNW/ - A young Egyptian photojournalist whose work documents sexual harassment and attacks against women in her country has won the Portenier Human Rights Bursary for 2016. ...


May 30, 2016, 10:15 ET Three freelancers working in dangerous places to get hostile environment training

LONDON, ON, May 30, 2016 /CNW/ - Three exceptional freelance journalists who work in dangerous places are this year's winners of safety training bursaries from the Forum Freelance Fund (FFF). One...


May 16, 2016, 14:00 ET Journalists' guide to mental health reporting to get new chapter on Indigenous People

LONDON, ON, May 16, 2016 /CNW/ - Journalists, specialists in mental health and members of the public will discuss how to improve media reporting of stories about mental illness among indigenous...