Deadline: 10 September 2016
The Earth Journalism Network´s Biodiversity Media Initiative is currently inviting applicants for its Fellowship Program during the 13th Conference of the Parties (COP13) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in Cancun, Mexico, in December, 2016. The workshop will provide participants with an overview of biodiversity issues and tips for reporting on the hot topics of the negotiations.
The Fellowships are part of the Biodiversity Media Initiative, a three year project that Internews’ Earth Journalism Network is running to encourage stronger media coverage of biodiversity and conservation.
Selected participants will attend a day-long workshop on December 10th before spending Dec 11-17 at the conference developing sources and story ideas, networking with other journalists, and reporting on the negotiations of the 13th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.
- The Earth Journalism Network´s Biodiversity Media Initiative invites working journalists, particularly those from developing countries, to apply.
- The Earth Journalism Network´s Biodiversity Media Initiative also particularly welcome applications from journalists who identify as indigenous peoples.
- To commit to attend all the days of the Fellowship. This requires arrival in Cancun, Mexico, by December 9th and departure no earlier than Dec 18th.
- To be willing to share a hotel room with another Fellow.
- To have a record of reporting on scientific and/or environmental topics.
- To be fluent in English.
- To produce stories for their home media organizations as a result of attendance at the COP13 and be willing to post copies of them on the earthjournalism.net website. A letter from their editor or media outlet supporting their application.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must apply online via given website.
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial, Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
For more information, Please visit EJN´s Biodiversity Media Initiative Fellowship Program.