The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is offering reporting grants to Indigenous journalists to support the production of in-depth stories that will call attention to climate justice, biodiversity, sustainable ecosystems and other issues related to the rights and well-being of Indigenous peoples and communities.
EJN welcome any story ideas that will explore how environmental and climate change issues are linked to the rights and well-being of Indigenous peoples and communities. EJN particularly interested in stories that explore environmental solutions and resiliency, focus on resource use and traditional management practices, investigate land rights and environmental sovereignty, or highlight the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Indigenous land and communities.
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Proposals that focus on topics or stories that have not been widely covered are preferred. Issues that have already received a lot of media attention or don’t provide unique angles to environmental challenges are less likely to be selected.
Applicants must self-identify as Indigenous and will be asked to provide the name of their Indigenous community in the application.
Applicants can be from any country in the world.
For the purposes of this grant opportunity, EJN will only be accepting applications in English. Applications written in a language other than English will not be considered.
Applicants must either have a working understanding of English or have a translator available to assist with communication with EJN 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.
EJN encourage applications from freelance reporters and staff from all types of media organizations – international, national, local and community-based.
EJN is seeking to support both early-career and senior journalists with many years of reporting experience.
EJN is providing 10 grants averaging $1,250 to Indigenous journalists looking to investigate and produce stories about environmental degradation in Indigenous communities as well as explore strategies for adaptation and resilience.
Deadline: March12, 2021 at 11:59 pm UTC +13.
For more information, please visit https://earthjournalism.net/opportunities/indigenous-environmental-journ...