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Advancing Environmental Journalism in Southeast Asia

Organisation: U.S. Department of State

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Environmental journalism

Funding Size: $740,625 to $1,481,250

Deadline: 15/03/2023

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    – DRL welcomes applications from U.S.-based and foreign-based non-profit organisations/non-governmental organisations (NGO) and public international organisations; private, public, or state institutions of higher education; and for-profit organisations or businesses.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target country: Southeast Asia and the Pacific
  • Application language: English

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) announces the Advancing Environmental Journalism open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects that advance freedom of the press and transparency around infrastructure development in Southeast Asia through support for in-depth environmental journalism.

DRL seeks to support a program that increases transparency and accountability around infrastructure development and its potential impact on marginalized groups and promotes more responsible, human rights-protective, climate-focused, and community-driven investment through quality in-depth environmental reporting.

Advancing Environmental Journalism program should be designed to achieve the following objectives:

  • ​Journalists more effectively fulfill their watchdog roles and call attention to environmental degradation and human rights abuses caused by infrastructure development.
  • Quality in-depth reporting increases broader public awareness and engagement in infrastructure development debates and advocacy, including among marginalized groups disproportionately impacted by such development.
  • Multi-stakeholder engagement in quality investigative reporting leads to government action to promote accountability and rights-respecting investment.

See here to learn more and apply.

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