Facebook campaign by Nanyang Poly (NYP) students to embrace ageing!
Disturbed by the recent objections from residents in some parts in Singapore to the building of facilities for seniors in their residential areas, some students in NYP have started a campaign to embrace ageing.
This movement aims to create awareness and promote social inclusion and acceptance of the elderly in Singapore. Supporters are asked to show their support by either changing their Facebook profile picture to a photo of an elderly person or post on their Facebook status the number of years and days they have before turning 65.
The reaons given by the residents to object building senior citizen facilities in their vicinity include, loss of community space and a possible drop in property prices.
Source: Today Paper, 22 February 2012.
UNEP is now calling for submission of feature stories!
YAR in conjunction with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is now calling for submission of feature stories on “environment & forests”. This opportunity is provided to showcase your journalistic skills while sharing an inspiring story among an international youth audience. Thus, let us know an issue pertaining to environment with a particular focus on forests in your country or region and stand a chance to be rewarded with USD 100! Best articles will also be published in NAM News Network (coordinated by Malaysia’s Bernama News Agency), which feeds national news agencies in over 120 countries across the globe. In addition all articles will be published in Young Asian Reporters network.
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Magazine Journalism Internship!
Australia’s leading publication for backpackers and independent travellers are now looking for an intern to help out in a varied role that will see the successful intern gain great experience in how a magazine is put together and promoted.
The duties will include, interviewing readers, contributing with stories, website management, social media coverage, reporting on various events and so on.
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Scholarships in Photo Journalism!
The National Press Photographers Foundation (NPFF) invites applications for the 2012 scholarship round.
NPPF scholarships are awarded to encourage those with the talent and dedication to photojournalism and who need financial help to continue their studies. These awards are directed toward those studying full-time or returning to college.
The deadline for applications: 1st March 2012.
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