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Reporting Project on Illegal Fishing in Ecuador

Organisation: Earth Journalism Network

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Environmental journalism
  • Mis- and Disinformation

Funding Size: $ 1,500

Deadline: 20/08/2021

  • Eligibility:
    – all journalists from the eligible country,
    – journalists working in any medium (online, print, television, radio) and to other specialized media professionals with experience in investigative reporting and a history of coverage of environmental issues,
    – business journalists interested in publishing on the economic links of illegal fishing,
    – freelance reporters and staff from all types of media organizations – international, national, local, and community. However, they ask that your report proposal is aimed at the public to which it is published.
    – both beginning journalists and journalists with many years of experience producing reports are accepted.
    – individual and group applications are accepted.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target country: Ecuador
  • Application language: Spanish

llegal fishing is the sixth most lucrative criminal economy in the world with estimated revenues of $ 15 to $ 36 billion, according to a 2017 report by Global Financial Integrity. The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) offers grants to support the production of in-depth reports that report on illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing in the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador and the impacts that this practice is having on an environmental and economic scale, as well as in the media life of the fishing communities of that country.

  • Reports that explore the situation of unregulated and unregulated illegal fishing in the Galapagos Islands and its impacts on the marine-coastal ecosystems, as well as on the livelihoods of the surrounding fishing communities.
  • Especially interested in informing about the local and international government actions that are being carried out to stop this activity considered criminal, the existing technologies that could help stop it, the impact on the food sovereignty of the Galapagos Islands, among others.
  • Proposals that focus on angles of the topic that have not been extensively covered are preferred. Approaches that have already received a lot of media attention or that do not offer a different look at the challenges and opportunities for combating illegal fishing in the Galapagos Islands are less likely to be targeted.

See here to learn more and apply.

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