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Reporting on Marine Ecosystems and the Blue Economy in Belize

Organisation: Earth Journalism Network

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Environmental journalism

Funding Size: $1,400

Deadline: 20/01/2023

  • Eligibility criteria:
    – Journalists who identify as women, LGBTQIA+, ethnic/cultural/religious minorities, indigenous people, and persons with physical challenges and/or cognitive impairments   are especially encouraged to apply.
    – Groups of journalists, including from different countries, who wish to submit a joint application.
    – Applications are open to journalists working in any medium (online, print, television, radio, multimedia). Applications from early-career journalists and experienced reporters with a track record of covering ocean issues are welcome.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Belize
  • Application language: English

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is offering up to 10 reporting grants to journalists in Belize, to support the production of in-depth stories on the protection,  conservation and management of reef health and the advancement of a sustainable Blue Economy Agenda. 

EJN encourages stories that report on potential solutions and highlight how vulnerable communities are responding to climate change, tourism development and environmental degradation on marine ecosystems. This way, the public will be informed and policymakers involved in marine resource management will be made accountable for their commitments. 

In addition to funding, selected journalists will receive support from experienced mentors through the story production process. Mentors will provide guidance, feedback and edits to the story before publication.   

Issues that have already received a lot of media coverage or don’t provide fresh angles are less likely to be selected.    

See here to learn more and apply.

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