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Scholarships for Journalists to Cover Biodiversity Conferences

  • Eligibility criteria:
    – Be a professional journalist from or representing an established media house and reporting from a low- or middle-income country. EJN will offer scholarships to journalists from the countries listed here. We will also consider applications from Russia. We especially encourage women, Indigenous journalists and early-career journalists to apply.
    – Have previous experience reporting on environmental issues and clearly indicate the kinds of stories they might pursue while attending the conference.
    – Commit to attending all days of the conference they are proposing to attend.
    – Provide a letter of support from an editor or media outlet, committing to publish or broadcast any stories produced as a result of this scholarship. This is expected of both staffers and freelancers.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: List of eligible countries available here.
  • Application language: English

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is pleased to announce a new travel grant fund for journalists interested in attending – and reporting from – conferences and global summits related to biodiversity issues that are taking place in 2022, including those related to the UN Convention on Biodiversity (UNCBD). This opportunity is intended to enable journalists from around the world to cover biodiversity-related conferences and negotiations for their home audiences.

Despite the uncertainty around travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, EJN believes it is critical for journalists representing diverse countries—and especially those from the Global South—to have the opportunity to attend and report directly from these pivotal decision-making spaces, so long as they can do so safely.

They expect to award scholarships of up to US$2,500 each. The amount may vary depending on whether international travel is needed for attendance at the conference.

See here to learn more and apply.
Access the Fundraising Guide for expert advice on how to improve your fundraising applications and to identify prospective donors. 

Status: Closed

Organisation: Earth Journalism Network

Deadline: 01/05/2022

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