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Congo Basin Rainforest Journalism Fund

Key Information
  • Eligibility: Grants are open to journalists based in and reporting for local and regional outlets in the Congo Basin.
  • Funding amount: $2,500 – 7,500.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic.The Pulitzer Center will fund costs associated with reporting projects on tropical rainforests, with an emphasis on issues that have gone unreported or under-reported in the local and regional media.
  • Target countries: Proposed projects must include a credible plan for broad dissemination of the resulting work in influential local and/or regional news media (can be print, online and/or broadcast, or a combination).
  • Application languages: English and French

The supported international journalism projects will focus on the following themes:

  1. Tropical forests’ role in the overall climate equation and weather patterns globally, regionally and locally, and the consequences for human life and living conditions caused by deforestation
  2. Deforestation drivers
  3. Solutions to halt deforestation

Read more about the grant here.

COVID-19 ADVISORY: Given the severe travel restrictions in place, please hold off on submitting proposals unless you have a high degree of confidence that the project field work can be completed relatively soon and without risking your safety and the safety of others.

Many governments are advising Indigenous or other isolated communities about the particular risk that the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) poses to them. In line with efforts to protect the health of these communities and given the risk that visitors may pose, we will not be accepting proposals for projects that involve travel to Indigenous, traditional, or isolated communities until the the crisis ends. We will announce when these proposals may resume and encourage you to contact sea.rjf@pulitzercenter.org with any questions.

 

Status: Open

Type:
  • Grant
Theme:
  • Environmental journalism

Deadline: Ongoing

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