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EJN Seed Grants for Media Outlets in Nepal

Organisation: Earth Journalism Network

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Environmental journalism

Funding Size: €4,500

Deadline: 10/04/2024

  • Eligibility Criteria
    – Media outlets in Nepal – including newspapers, online media, radio, television, multimedia platforms, and social media channels – are welcome to apply;
    – Applications must propose one new media programming idea on the themes noted above and include the production of at least two episodes or stories. Applications proposing more than one idea will not be accepted;
    – Applicants must either have a working understanding of English or Nepali or have a translator available to assist with communication with Internews staff. However, applicants may produce stories in any language;
    – Applicants are required to be transparent about the use of generative AI tools, if any, in the development of their proposals;
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Region: Nepal
  • Application Language: English and Nepali

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is offering 5 seed grants of 4,500 Euros each to media outlets in Nepal to support new media programming on natural resource management and green growth..

The objective of these seed grants is to increase the capacity of the media in Nepal to provide innovative and solutions-oriented information on green growth and natural resource management to the public and policymakers. The grants are intended to seed new programs, columns or sections that focus on these issues. Over the grant period, we expect that selected media outlets will each design and pilot a new program, producing at least two stories or episodes as proof of concept.

They are seeking media programming ideas that provide information on:

  • The impacts of poor governance and inefficient budgetary disbursement on natural resources, identifying corrupt practices that hinder the country’s green growth;
  • The impacts of hydropower projects on riverine ecosystems and freshwater biodiversity, infrastructure development on mountain ecosystems, etc.;
  • Government strategies, policies and potentially scalable solutions to manage Nepal’s natural resources more effectively;
  • Efforts of Indigenous and local communities that enhance green growth and support climate resilience.
Funding Information

They anticipate supporting 5 organisations with grants of 4,500 euros each.

Selected media organisations will receive additional assistance from a senior journalist and/or a subject-matter expert to strengthen their capacity during the grant period.

See here to learn more and apply.

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