Bulatlat.com is a donor-supported alternative news website in the Philippines. Reporters cover local and international news, with a human rights focus. Bulatlat also covers alternative media developments, such as the launch of Radyo Sagada, a new community radio station. The Philippines remains one of the most dangerous countries in the world to do journalism, and radio journalists have been particularly targeted in recent years. In such an environment, it takes serious commitment for ordinary citizens and professional journalists alike to stand up and deliver the news. But they’re doing it nonetheless.
Briarpatch is pleased to announce our first annual creative writing contest! We are now accepting submissions of original, unpublished writing in the categories of short fiction and creative non-fiction (memoir, personal essay, literary journalism). With award-winning author Lee Maracle as our judge and $600 in cash prizes to give away, this opportunity is not to be missed! The deadline for entry is December 1, 2011. For full contest details check out briarpatchmagazine.com
It's that time of year again: Speak magazine's annual call for submissions. This year Speak is being headed by the University of Regina's jhr Chapter, with support from faculty and students from the University of Regina's School of Journalism and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Speak is an annual human rights magazine published by jhr (Journalists for Human Rights) that focuses on a different theme each year. University students across Canada contribute articles and one university is chosen to edit and produce the magazine.