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Call for Grant Applications for Investigative Journalism on Environmental Crime 2022

Organisation: GRID-Arendal

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Environmental journalism
  • Investigative journalism

Funding Size: €2,000

Deadline: 30/11/2021

  • Eligibility Criteria
    – You must be a professional journalist, either a staff member at a media organization or a freelancer with a record of publishing work in respected media organizations.
    – You must have experience in investigative journalism.
    – Journalists from anywhere in the world are welcome to apply. Applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds are encouraged.
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Countries: Worldwide
  • Application Language: English

GRID-Arendal is offering grants for investigative journalism projects focused on environmental crime in developing countries.

GRID-Arendal is a non-profit environmental foundation based in Norway and supported by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, among other donors. They are a Partner of the UN Environment Programme and collaborate with other partners on projects that protect the environment, restore ecosystems, and advance the Sustainable Development Goals, with an emphasis on supporting developing countries by creating environmental knowledge to encourage positive change.

They are looking for high-impact reporting, especially on issues that are neglected by mainstream media. They invite proposals for projects on a variety of media platforms, including print, online, audio, video, and multimedia projects. Proposals for data journalism, data visualization, and open source intelligence (OSINT) journalism are welcome. All projects must be written in English (or translated to English if published in a different language), however, they encourage submissions from journalists working in a variety of languages.

This year, themes they will be interested funding include (but are not limited to):

  • Illegal wildlife trade and poaching;
  • Illegal logging and timber trade;
  • Illegal cobalt mining;
  • Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fisheries;
  • Plastic waste crimes;
  • Environmental crimes in the Arctic region.

For more information, visit GRID-Arendal.

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