THE ENERGY AND RESOURCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCE MEDIA FELLOWSHIP FOR CLIMATE CHANGE REPORTING IN THE HIMALAYAN REGION

Key Information
  • Eligibility: Applicants must have Indian, Nepali or Bhutanese citizenship and be a professional with minimum 3 years of work experience, working with a regional or national media organization or independently. The fellowship intends to encourage applicants representing ethnic minority groups, indigenous groups, and women, individuals under 30 years of age, and people with disabilities. Applicants should be engaged in reporting on Himalayan ecosystems.
  • Funding amount: N/A
  • Type of funding: Fellowship
  • Target countries: India, Nepal, and Bhutan
  • Application languages: English or Hindi language.

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Earth Journalism Network are providing a six-month media fellowship to digital, print and radio journalists, voice artists, documentary film makers, video bloggers, graphic artists and anyone else who has a demonstrated flair for mass communication. Preference will be given to applicants from the Himalayan region in India, Nepal and Bhutan.

The fellowship goal is to broaden the understanding of the fellows on climate change communication and enhance their skills to produce multimedia stories across a variety of digital platforms. This is a fully online programme. The fellows will get to interact with a number of climate science, policy and communication experts. They will be mentored by senior journalists and their performances will be assessed on the basis of stories, involving original production and reporting from the Himalayan region.

Overall, this Media Fellowship programme intends to create a Himalayan collective of climate change communicators, who in the long term, collaborate to amplify the environmental concerns and solutions, related to this very vital and vulnerable ecosystem.

Read more about the project here.