EARTH JOURNALISM NETWORK (EJN): FISHERIES SUBSIDIES STORY GRANTS PROGRAM

Key Information

  • Eligibility:
    • Applications are open to journalists working in any medium (online, print, television, radio) and other expert media practitioners with investigative reporting experience and a history of covering environmental issues. They encourage applications from freelance reporters and staff from all types of media organizations – international, national, local and community-based.
    • EJN seeks to support both early-career and senior journalists with many years of reporting experience. They’ll accept both individual and group applications, but for the latter they ask that the application is made in the name of one lead applicant who will receive the grant on the group’s behalf, if awarded.
  • Funding amount: $1,000
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target country: Worldwide
    • Preference will be given to journalists reporting from the regions that are the key focus of this project. They are: India, the Caribbean, West Africa, Southern Africa and Japan.
  • Application language: English, French, Spanish and Portuguese

EJN is offering reporting grants to journalists to support the production of in-depth stories that will call attention to fisheries subsidies issues, both at a large and small scale.

The Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that a third of fish stocks are currently fished at unsustainable levels. This not only affects the biodiversity of the ocean, but also has an outsize impact on small-scale fishers in coastal and island communities who rely on their fish catch to support their families.

 

Story themes 

  • Any story ideas on fisheries subsidies, including their links to overfishing and the depletion of fish stocks, their impact on small-scale fishers and livelihoods in coastal communities, the potential policy solutions governments could implement and more.
  • Proposals that focus on topics or stories that have not been widely covered are preferred. Issues that have already received a lot of media coverage or don’t provide unique angles to environmental challenges are less likely to be selected.

 

 

See here to learn more and apply.