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Grants to Boost Reporting on Renewable Energy in India

Organisation: Earth Journalism Network

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Environmental journalism

Funding Size: USD 1,200

Deadline: 23/08/2022

  • Eligibility criteria:
    – Applications are open to India-based journalists and other expert media practitioners with a demonstrated interest in reporting on the RE sector, or other topics related to energy and the environment.
    – Groups of journalists are eligible. However, the application must be made in the name of one lead applicant. Lead applicants are responsible for communicating with EJN and receiving funds on the group’s behalf, if awarded.
    – To ensure equal opportunities and a diversity of voices, they especially encourage applications from women, young journalists and journalists from Indigenous communities.
    – Applications are open to journalists working in any medium (online, print, television, radio) and other expert media practitioners with professional reporting experience. Early-career journalists and experienced reporters with a track record of covering renewable energy issues are encouraged. Preference given to journalists who regularly cover economy, business and energy beats. Freelance reporters and staff from all types of media organizations – international, national, local and community-based – are encouraged.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target country: India
  • Application language: English

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is offering grants to boost reporting on renewable energy in India.

As part of this grant round, EJN will support the production of in-depth stories on the prospects, problems and pathways forward for renewable energy, with a focus on renewable energy sources beyond solar, and initiatives to ensure the equitable access to and uptake of RE among marginalized communities. In addition to funding, selected journalists will receive support from experienced mentors through the story production process.

Although there is particular focus on Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, applications about renewable energy in all states and union territories will be welcome from journalists all over India.

EJN aims to support the production of stories that raise awareness about renewable energy and drive conversation among communities and policy makers at the local, national, and regional level. Proposals that focus on topics or stories that have not been widely covered are preferred.

See here to learn more and apply.

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