Applications Invited for Indigenous Environmental Journalism Story Grants 2022
Earth Journalism Network (EJN)
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India
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Closing Date : February 07 2022, Monday

Description

About the Organization

Internews initially developed the Earth Journalism Network (EJN) in 2004 to enable journalists from developing countries to cover the environment more effectively. We are now a truly global network working with reporters and media outlets in virtually every region of the world. In our mission to improve the quantity and quality of environmental reporting, EJN trains journalists to cover a wide variety of issues, develops innovative online environmental news sites and produces content for local media – including ground-breaking investigative reports. We also establish networks of environmental journalists in countries where they don't exist and build their capacity where they do. We do so through workshops and the development of training materials and by offering Fellowship programs, grants to media organizations, story stipends, and support for story production and distribution. Watch the video above to learn more about our work.

About the Grant 

Globally, Indigenous peoples make up less than 5 percent of the total human population – about 370 million people – yet they manage or call home more than a quarter of the world’s land area. Those regions also support 80 percent of the planet’s global biodiversity.

But their perspectives are often missing from global conversations about biodiversity, climate change and other critical environmental issues. Although traditional Indigenous land-use practices often focus on sustainability and conservation, their land rights, sovereignty, and safety are constantly under threat by governments and corporations seeking to exploit natural resources. And while their environmental footprint is small, they often bear the fallout of environmental degradation, with little access to services, financial resources or platforms that help amplify traditional knowledge, boost visibility and allow for information sharing.

Through funding offered by the Nia Tero Foundation and the Svenska Postkodstiftelsen (The Swedish Postcode Lottery), EJN is providing 20 grants to Indigenous journalists looking to investigate and produce stories about environmental degradation in Indigenous communities as well as explore strategies for adaptation, resilience and advocacy.

Eligibility

Applicants must self-identify as Indigenous and will be asked to provide details on their Indigenous affiliations in the application. Applicants can be from any country in the world.

Journalists who are not Indigenous are not eligible for this opportunity; however, we will accept applications from groups of Indigenous and non-Indigenous journalists. In these cases, the Indigenous journalist must be the lead applicant. Lead applicants are responsible for communicating with EJN and receiving funds on the group’s behalf, if awarded.

For the purposes of this grant opportunity, we will only be accepting applications in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to consider applications in other languages at this time. Applicants must either have a working understanding of English or have a translator available to assist with communication with Internews staff. 

Applications are open to journalists working in any medium (online, print, television, radio) and other expert media practitioners with investigative reporting experience and a history of covering environmental issues. We encourage applications from freelance reporters and staff from all types of media organizations – international, national, local and community-based.

Deadline

7 February 2022, 11:59 PM, (UTC -11)

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