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Grant for Story on Zoonotic Diseases & One health

Organisation: Earth Journalism Network

  • Eligibility:
    – all journalists residing in the eligible countries referred below
    – open to journalists working in any medium (online, print, television, radio) and other expert media practitioners with reporting  experience and a history of covering environmental issues,
    – health journalists interested in focusing on the public health impacts of zoonotic diseases and the One Health approach are accepted,
    – both staff and freelance reporters from all types of media organizations—international, national, local, and community-based are encouraged to apply.
    – both early-career and senior journalists with many years of reporting experience are accepted.
    – both individual and group applications are encouraged to apply.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries:  Asia & Pacific Islands (except  Australia and New Zealand)
  • Application language: English

Zoonotic diseases like COVID-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, present new challenges to human health and the environment. Many of the world’s modern diseases began as zoonoses. One estimate suggests that 75% of emerging pathogens are zoonotic in origin. To raise public awareness of the root causes of zoonotic diseases and ways to prevent the next zoonotic disease outbreak, they would like to focus this current call for story pitches on zoonoses and, specifically, the One Health approach that scientists, public health professionals and others are taking toward identifying and preventing zoonotic disease.

Objectives

EJN welcomes stories from Asia and the Pacific region that engage audiences to better understand:

  • the threat of potential spillovers and its causes,
  • solutions that address the root causes of these threats,
  • local and international efforts to improve ecological and human health, within the One Health framework.

See here to learn more and apply.

Status: Closed

Type:
  • Grant
  • Scholarship

Funding Size: up to $ 1,500

Deadline: 20/08/2021

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