The 2017 Forum Freelance Fund bursary competition 
is now open. It closes April 13. 

These bursaries help freelancers who work, or may work, in dangerous situations attend hostile environment training. The annual competition is open to Canadian freelancers and foreign freelancers working abroad whose clients include Canadian media. See our news release on CNW

Click here for further details on all our bursaries. 

You can also follow us on twitter @journalismforum for announcements and details. #FFF2017

Five Finalists Chosen for Mindset Award for Workplace Mental Health Reporting

The Forum has announced five finalists for the inaugural Mindset Award for Workplace Mental Health Reporting. For details, follow the English or French links. Winners will be announced and awards presented at the CAJ Awards gala in Ottawa April 29.  #MindsetAward #LePrixEnTete

Egyptian photojournalist wins the 2016 Portenier Human Rights Bursary

Eman Helal’s freelance work documents sexual harassment and attacks on Egyptian women. Her photographs and photo-essays have appeared in many international publications including The New York Times and The Guardian. She was chosen for the Portenier by an independent and international jury, from applications received from 25 countries. The bursary has allowed her to take hostile environment training from one of the Forum’s approved course providers. 

The Portenier Human Rights Bursary competition is sponsored by internationally acclaimed filmmaker and Forum board member Giselle Portenier. 

This $CDN3,000 bursary for hostile environment training is open to freelance journalists or independent filmmakers with projects focused on major human rights abuses. The competition is open to a person of any nationality, with no requirement for a connection to Canadian media. 

Click here for details on the competition #PortenierBursary

Mindset: Reporting on Mental Health / En-tête: Reportage et santé mentale. 
Our bilingual project on mental health reporting in Canada -- produced by journalists for journalists.

Please visit our separate Mindset website to find out more. You can download a field guide for quick reference -- or dig into the website for more context and resources. And you can help build the project by offering reference material, suggesting a discussion group, or sending a question to a mentor. 

Cliquez ici pour visiter notre site en français.