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The Jan Vrijman Fund is Looking for Creative Documentaries

The Jan Vrijman Fund is looking for creative documentaries and documentary events in developing countries. The fund strives to have a minimum of 18% of the selected projects from countries from the two left columns on the DAC list (Least Developed Countries and Lower Income Countries). The fund’s current budget does not allow to select more than 8% of the projects submitted.

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Mexico's Largest University to Post Online Nearly All Publications and Course Materials

The National Autonomous University of Mexico, better known as UNAM, has said it will make virtually all of its publications, databases, and course materials freely available on the Internet over the next few years—a move that some academics speculated could push other universities in the region to follow suit.

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Nominations open for ImpACT Awards for Young Professionals

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is recognising and celebrating excellence in South African arts, culture and creativity. ACT is now open for nominations for the ImpACT Awards for Young Professionals which will be presented at the 14th annual ACT Awards. Artists up to the age of 30 years that fall within the first three years of their professional careers are eligible for nomination. The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is recognising and celebrating excellence in South African arts, culture and creativity.

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Lifeplayer Rises to the Top of INDEX: Design to Improve Life Award Competition

The breakthrough Lifeplayer is the first solar-powered and wind-up digital device that combines a media player (MP3), recorder and five-band radio. It also charges cell phones. Created for humanitarian use, the Lifeplayer integrates this range of technologies in one unit to inform, educate and deliver content to the poor in ways never before possible. Lifeline Energy announced today that its new Lifeplayer has been chosen as a finalist in the prestigious competition for the INDEX: Design to Improve Life award . Five winners will be announced in Copenhagen on 2 September.

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Calling for: Applicants for the 2011 Communication for Social Change Award

The Award was established in 2006 to recognise outstanding contributions made by individuals and organisations to the theory and practice of Communication for Social Change (CSC); specifically those that have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to using communication to transform and empower marginalised communities.

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