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Bloomberg is looking for freelance reporters in 16 African countries.

Bloomberg, the U.S. financial news agency, seeks reporters with familiarity in business, financial and economic reporting. Freelancers must have a minimum of five years’ experience, fluency in English and be based in one of the countries below.

Applications are only being accepted from the following countries: Mali, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Zimbabwe, Seychelles, Comoros, Sao Tome et Principe, Cape Verde, Chad, Gabon, Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Puntland and Equatorial Guinea.

For more information, contact Emily Bowers at ebowers1@bloomberg.net and put the country of application the subject line.

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Call for visual art projects – African artists included

“Places of residence“ - International Center “Les Récollets” in Paris, France.
 
The City of Paris - Department of Cultural Affairs - and the French Institute offer a residency program for foreign artists at the International Center and monastery “Les Récollets”.

This program is designed for experienced writers and artists including visual arts’ disciplines to gain a professional career abroad. The winners are selected by an advisory committee on the basis of a project they wish to develop in Paris during their stay.
This project should preferably be conducted in conjunction with a partner institution, structure, company, or an artist, previously identified in Paris or its suburbs for artists in the visual arts and performing arts, and / or part of a research project.

The winners are hosted in one of five workshops / units reserved for this program at the Convent of “les Recollets” magnificent building located in central Paris (75010) along the Canal Saint-Martin. Since its renovation in 2003, it has become a venue for artists and researchers.

Lengths of stay of three consecutive months are accompanied by a monthly subsistence allowance of 1500 euros.
Deadline for submissions: June 22, 2011

Registration is done online here:

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$1 M fund for indie African docs

Hot Docs looks to kickstart a new generation of African filmmakers with new production fund from Blue Ice Films. Film financier Blue Ice Films has pacted with the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival on a $1 million production fund for indie African documentary makers.

The Hot Docs-Blue Ice Documentary Fund follows Steven Silver and Neil Tabatznik of Blue Ice executive producing two Canadian movies shot in Africa, Shake Hands With the Devil, directed by Roger Spottiswoode, and The Bang Bang Club, which Silver directed.

Hot Docs will hand out coin over five years to create a new generation of African indie producers.

Blue ice recently teamed up with Doug Mankoff’s Echo Lake Entertainment to launch a separate private equity film fund for mid-budget movies with bankable stars and directors for global sale.

Source: hollywoodreporter, 5/4/2011 by Etan Vlessing.

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South Africa: NFVF has an open vacancy

Applications from suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply for the vacant position of Communications and Public Affairs Coordinator.
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