Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism Award

first_img ← Regional Master Programme in Human Rights and Democratization Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism Award May 20, 2014 Published by ljubicad +1 Reddit Pocket Deadline: 30 May 2014Open to:  journalists from the CEI Member States.Award: 4,000 euros for professional journalists and 1,000 euros for young  journalists.DescriptionCentral European Initiative (CEI) and the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), in special partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), have opened the Call for Applications 2014 of the CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism.  The contest is divided into 2 categories: professional journalists and young professional journalists up to 30 years. The award honours the work carried out by investigative journalists and their contribution to investigative reporting despite the difficult working conditions journalists face when reporting.Applications will be examined by an international jury of distinguished journalists and media experts from the region. The awarding ceremony will take place during the South East Media Forum (SEEMF) in Skopje, Macedonia, on 16-17 October 2014.EligibilityThe call is open for journalists from the Central European Initiative member states: Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine. In the first category Professional Journalists, candidates should be active investigative reporters over the last two years, and still active as journalists. The jury will evaluate 2 pieces of journalistic work. As for the second category Young Professional Journalists, candidates should be actively involved in investigative reporting even in the context of training activities organized by schools/universities, and have published at least one investigative story meeting professional standards. The jury will evaluate 1 piece of journalistic work.AwardThe award for Professional Journalists is 4.000 euros,  and the award for Young Journalists up to 30 years of age is 1.000 euros.ApplicationInterested applicants must submit a filled-in Application Form, Europass CV in English, Summary in English of the candidate’s work and merits during the two years prior to the deadline of this Call, including details of the media that published/broadcasted the reports (1-2 pages, PDF file), and the complete piece(s) of journalistic work to be submitted for the application (two in Category 1, one in Category 2).In case of print media, a scan or PDF file of the original publication is required. In case of Radio and TV, both an audio/video file and a script or scenario should be sent (download links accepted). In case of Internet media, a PDF printout of the publication is required. Material prepared in local languages should be accompanied by a translation or significant synopsis in English. All documents should be send to:  [email protected] for applications is Friday, 30 May 2014 (23.59 CEST).  For a more detailed description of the Award, the Jury and the application criteria, please read the Official Journalism Award Call or check out the official webpage.Further questions concerning the Call can be directed to: [email protected] Tweet LinkedIn 0 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Similar Stories Share 0 Training on Sustainable Energy Solutions, Slovenia →last_img read more

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Hundreds expected to play in annual ‘Extra Life’ fundraiser for Vermont Children’s Hospital

first_imgVermont and New York Teams Playing in Global Video Game MarathonVermont Business Magazine This Saturday November 3, more than 200 people throughout Vermont and Northern New York will try to top each other, and competitors around the world, playing Dungeons & Dragons, Mario Brothers and many other video games for 24 hours straight. Players have been hard at work raising money from friends, relatives and community members to sponsor their efforts in the annual “Extra Life” event, with the proceeds supporting programs and services at the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital.Extra Life unites thousands of people around the world to benefit local Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospitals, with contributions totaling more than $40 million since the program started 10 years ago. The UVM Children’s Hospital, the only CMN member in the state, has received $341,500 since it began participating in Extra Life in 2011.Noah Cohen of St George leads “Team Mastermind” in the Extra Life video game fundraiser. UVMMC photo.All of the money raised locally goes to the UVM Children’s Hospital to help cover the costs of a variety of programs in clinical care, research and education. Proceeds have paid for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit studies, chairs in the Infusion Bay for children who need IV therapies, updates to a teen room, and portable cribs provided to families that qualify as part of the Safe Sleep project.“The funds we raise are incredibly important to our patient care,” said Jacqueline Woodwell, event supervisor for the UVM Medical Center Foundation. “We’re so grateful to the local businesses and community members who devote so much time to make this event a success.”Mike Driscoll, of Williston, Vt., participates in the marathon as a way to show his appreciation for the care his son received when he needed a series of surgeries as an infant.“I knew I wanted to give back to the Children’s Hospital in some way, and this was a way to do it,” said Driscoll. “I can play video games for a day straight and make money and do good with it.” To learn more about Extra Life, or to register to play on Saturday November 3 in support of the UVM Children’s Hospital, visit Extra-Life.org(link is external).About The University of Vermont Children’s HospitalFrom the maternity unit to the emergency department and from our Children’s Specialty Center to our pediatric primary care clinics, The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital offers a welcoming child and family-friendly atmosphere with high-quality pediatric care. In partnership with The University of Vermont Medical Center, The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital delivers expert care grounded in the latest research to residents throughout Vermont and northern New York. It is fully accredited by the Children’s Hospital Association. For more information go to www.uvmhealth.org/childrens(link is external) or contact 802-847-0000.Source: UVMMC (Burlington, VT) 10.30.2018last_img read more

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VIAVI Launches New Cellular IoT Testing Capabilities

first_imgVIAVI Solutions has announced the addition of cellular IoT (CIoT) capabilities to its TeraVM solution, enabling operators, vendors and service providers to test and future-proof their networks for the development and commercialization of the Internet of Things (IoT).The new TeraVM virtual Radio Access Network (vRAN) CIoT module can emulate over 16 million IoT devices via narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) and CAT-M connections in a fully virtualized environment. This enables users to test the ability of their networks to support the huge array of current and potential connected IoT end-points, while delivering consistent, reliable connectivity for ‘traditional’ mobile voice and data services.The module forms part of VIAVI Solutions’ 3GPP-compliant RANtoCore end-to-end test platform, which validates networking performance from the RAN to the core via the mobile edge. This enhancement provides users with a single platform that covers 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G traffic scenarios, helping service providers determine bottlenecks, protect mission critical services and plan for the next wireless core upgrade.TeraVM’s CIoT support addresses a number of key challenges facing operators and ISPs, as the IoT continues to scale at a rapid rate. IoT devices generate relatively small amounts of data, yet their increasing number is set to stress network signaling nodes in a way not experienced previously. Unlike data and voice, traffic generated by these connected end-points is unpredictable and largely unknown. TeraVM offers a scalable, automated and cost-effective solution by emulating and predicting these scenarios in a lab, data center, or cloud environment.This approach allows users to future-proof their networks, identifying and addressing potential issues with their infrastructure to create a viable foundation for the development of the IoT, and eventual deployment of 5G.The TeraVM vRAN CIoT solution is available now, and is currently in use by a number of operators and major service providers. The module can either be integrated into a current network design, or can recommend the point at which a new network slice should be introduced, in order to tailor quality of service and dedicate resources to a specific IoT use case.last_img read more

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