Environmental Journalism Asia-Pacific Media Grants

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Asia-Pacific Media Grants program is seeking innovative ideas to enhance environmental reporting and trigger conversations on climate change, pollution, biodiversity loss, and more. Journalist networks, media organizations, or academic institutions throughout Asia and the Pacific are welcome to submit their proposals. The deadline is on 15 August 2020.

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Opportunity for environmental oriented journalist teams

The Earth Journalism Network was founded in 2004 with the goal of enabling journalists from developing countries to cover the environment more effectively. Nowadays EJN trains journalists to cover a wide variety of issues, develops innovative online environmental news sites and produces content for local media. They also establish networks of environmental journalists in countries where they don’t exist and build their capacity where they do through workshops, training materials, and funding.

Grants will be given to organizations looking to implement projects with the maximum duration of one year. The grant amount can range between US$5,000 to US$15,000 depending on the scope of the proposed activities. As part of EJN’s support to the grantees, the selected organizations will undertake a participatory Organizational Capacity Assessment. Based on the finding of the assessment, they may receive additional assistance to strengthen their organizational capacity. Proposed activities should contribute to providing a quality environment news, improving the capacity of local journalists to report on environmental issues in an accurate manner, and addressing barriers women or other marginalized groups are facing in accessing environmental information.

The deadline is on 15 August 2020.

 

Main criteria

  • Media organizations, journalist networks, universities, and journalism institutions focusing on environmental reporting in the Asia and Pacific region are eligible to apply
  • Civil society organizations, community-based groups, and research institutes will also be considered but only those with strong media and communication components that are dedicated to supporting fair and accurate reporting
  • The jury evaluates all eligible applications in a comparative context and makes funding decisions based on the availability of funds, the program objectives, and the overall quality of the proposal

Find out more about Environmental Journalism Asia-Pacific Media Grant. 

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