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UK Measles Outbreaks Flourish After Discredited Autism Research

"LONDON — More than a decade ago, British parents refused to give measles shots to at least a million children because of now discredited research that linked the vaccine to autism. Now, health officials are scrambling to catch up and stop a growing epidemic of the contagious disease."

Source: AP, 05/21/2013
May 6, 2013

DEADLINE: U.S.-Austria Journalism Exchange Fellowships

The U.S.-Austria Journalism Exchange Fellowships, administered by the International Center for Journalists and the Kuratorium for Journalistenausbildung (KfJ) in Salzburg, Austria, grant young U.S. and Austrian journalists the opportunity to spend six weeks in each other's countries, working as foreign correspondents for their hometown news organizations. Apply by May 6, 2013.

"How Margaret Thatcher Made the Conservative Case for Climate Action"

"The year: 1990. The venue: Palais des Nations, Geneva. The star: Margaret Thatcher, conservative icon in the final month of her prime ministership. The topic: global warming. Thatcher went to the Second World Climate Conference to heap praise on the then-infant Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and to sound, again, the alarm over global warming."

Source: Mother Jones, 04/09/2013
March 25, 2013

DEADLINE: Innovation for Development Reporting Grant Programme (IDR)

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) has just launched a media-funding project that aims to advance journalistic coverage of issues related to global development and the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals. The deadline to submit an application is March 25, 2013.

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