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Special Call for Proposals: The Impact of Brazilian Elections on the Amazon

Organisation: Pulitzer Center

Status: Closed

  • Tender
  • Environmental journalism

Funding Size: $10,000

Deadline: 18/04/2022

  • Eligibility criteria:
    – Grants are open to journalists, writers, photographers, radio producers, and filmmakers. Staff journalists, as well as freelancers of any nationality, are eligible to apply.
    – Newsrooms or teams may also apply—the team lead should be the main applicant.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target country: Brazil
  • Application language: English

The Amazon Rainforest Journalism Fund (RJF) and the Pulitzer Center are opening a new, special call for grant applications. Journalists, editors, and independent media organizations are invited to submit a proposal on the impact of Brazil’s elections on the Amazon rainforest. The projects should consider the intersection of upcoming elections for president and Congress and their impacts on deforestation, and other critical issues in the region. They might consider how congressional decisions are influencing local actions; they could look at the conduct of campaigns in the region, or investigate how the prospect of a change of power is affecting the situation on the ground. They could focus on conservation, Indigenous communities, illegal mining, land grabs, regulation, or environmental crime.

The projects should highlight local voices and have a strong distribution plan that must include a credible project for broad dissemination in influential local and/or regional news media (can be print, online and/or broadcast, or a combination). The plan must include commitment letters from interested editors and publishers working in the news media outlets they propose.

Projects involving collaborations (such as between national and/or Indigenous journalists, or between domestic-international media partnerships) will get extra consideration, though projects by solo journalists or single media outlets are acceptable.

See here to learn more and apply.

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