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Grants to Support Environmental Reporting (Asia-Pacific Island Countries)

Organisation: Earth Journalism Network

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Environmental journalism

Funding Size: $2,000

Deadline: 16/05/2023

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    Applications are open to journalists and groups of journalists working in any medium (online, print, television, radio) and other expert media practitioners with professional reporting experience.
    Freelance reporters and staff from all types of media organizations – international, national, local and community-based are eligible to apply.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Asia-Pacific Island Countries
  • Application language: English

Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is offering environmental reporting grants to journalists from island countries in the Asia-Pacific region. They aim to support the production of in-depth stories on climate, health and environmental issues, and solutions to address them.

EJN’s Asia-Pacific project, with support from Sida, is pleased to offer approximately 20 story grants to selected journalists based in island countries in Asia-Pacific seeking to produce in-depth stories on key environmental and climate issues – and solutions to address them. In addition to funding, selected journalists will receive support from experienced mentors through the story production process.

EJN welcomes story ideas that include, but are not limited to:

  • Island-specific impacts of the climate crisis on land and sea, from erosion to sea level rise to drought, typhoons, floods and climate debt
  • Environmental degradation, biodiversity loss and food/water insecurity as a result of mining, deforestation, industrial agriculture, tourism, etc
  • Ocean issues as a result of marine pollution, drilling for oil and gas, overfishing, shipping etc
  • Health, livelihood and other impacts related to any of the above, especially on Indigenous groups, ethnic minorities, women, youth and other marginalized communities.

Stories should go beyond highlighting challenges and explore research, actions and initiatives – either proposed or in effect – to curb the impacts of these threats. Solutions stories that cover policy and governance measures at the local, national and international level, while highlighting the challenges inherent to addressing these issues, are preferred.

EJN aims to support the production of stories that raise awareness about key environmental and climate issues and drive conversation among communities and policymakers at the local, national, and regional level.

They are particularly interested in cross-border collaborations and stories. Proposals that focus on topics or stories that have not been widely covered are preferred. Issues that have already received a lot of media coverage or don’t provide unique angles to environmental or climate challenges are less likely to be selected.

See here to learn more and apply.

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