NEWS brief

Applications open for Future News Worldwide 2021

Staff Correspondent

31 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Applications are now open for the Future News Worldwide 2021, a prestigious international online conference run by the British Council in partnership with some of the world’s leading media organisations.

The application process will close on June 8, 2021, whereas the event will occur virtually on July 14 and July 15, said a press release. 

Under the theme ‘Climate, Covid-19 and the rise of disinformation: How journalism can best serve a world in crisis,’ the conference will offer a rich and packed programme for the next generation of newsmakers and content creators.

There are 100 places available for the brightest young student bloggers, vloggers, photojournalists, and reporters from across the globe to take part in it.

  Besides learning from leading reporters and broadcasters, attendees will also get to experience a breaking health story in a high-intensity news-room simulation created by First Draft, designed to provoke real-time reporting decisions to combat the spread of misinformation.

The opportunity is available to undergraduate and postgraduate students from any country who are between 18-25 years old as of July 1, 2021.

More details about the program and also the application form is available at British Council’s website -