Journalist Fellowship Opportunity for Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

Rachael Maddock-Hughes
Posted April 13, 2012 from United States

Hi Correspondents,

I encourage you to apply for this opportunity in Brazil, June 14-22. You must apply by April 25th!

The Fellowship program will start on June 14th, when the Fellows will arrive in Rio. The days prior to the Rio+20 Summit will include journalism training sessions, pre-Summit conferences, and at least one field trip.

The Fellows will cover the Summit itself on June 20-22 and return home on June 23rd.

EJN and O Eco will cover travel to the Summit, accommodation for the duration of the Fellowship program, and a daily allowance.

All applicants must commit to attend for the full length of the Fellowship program and provide a letter of support from their editor/producer/supervisor confirming that

They can attend for the entire period of the program The material they produce during the program will be published or broadcast by their media outlet. This materials can be re-produced on the program’s website, with full credit given to original media outlet.

Freelancers are welcome to apply, but must provide a support letter from a media house that will publish their coverage of the Summit.

At the moment, we only have funding to support a dozen journalists, and it is expected that a majority of them will come from Latin America. Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to covering sustainable development issues, and be fluent in either English, Spanish or Portuguese (fluency in more than one of these languages is a plus).

The deadline for all applications to the Fellowship program is April 25, 2012 at 23:59 in Rio de Janeiro time. This Fellowship program is being carried out with the support of Fundo Vale and a contribution from a private donor to Internews.

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Ifesinachi Sam-Emuwa
Apr 14, 2012
Apr 14, 2012

Rachael, thank you so much for all you and your team are doing to help us project our voices. it's really awesome!



Rachael Maddock-Hughes
Apr 16, 2012
Apr 16, 2012

Hi Correspondents,

We are able to provide you with the reference letter needed for this application, but please make sure you send us your request within a couple of days so we have enough time to put them together! Please send us your full name, address and passport or identification number (not in this group, by email only please), so that we may include that in the letter.

Kind regards,