Grants awarded for stories and media projects on biodiversity and West African fisheries

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Earth Journalism Network,

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At the onset of 2018, EJN is excited to announce the eight winners of our Biodiversity Story Grants, the seven winners of the West African Fisheries Journalism Project story grants and the three organizations which have received Biodiversity Media Grants.

West Africa Fisheries Story Grants:

Thanks to the support of the Adessium Foundation, these grants will help improve the journalists’ ability to expertly tackle the often overlapping issues of overfishing, food security and ocean governance in West Africa. Congratulations to the funded journalists coming from four different countries across West Africa.

The story grantees include:

  • Afedzi Abdullah, Ghana
  • Fulbert Adjimehossou, Benin
  • Kikiope Oluwarore, Nigeria
  • Gbatemah SK Senah, Liberia
  • Mary Ama Bawa, Ghana
  • Annalies Winny, Liberia
  • Nos Gbadamosi, Nigeria

Biodiversity Media Grants:

Through the Biodiversity Media Initiative, in partnership with the Arcadia Fund, EJN has already supported more than 150 journalists in 33 countries around the world. Now, as we near the end of the three-year project in 2018, EJN has selected a new set of grantees for both the Biodiversity Media Grants and the Biodiversity Story Grants.

Congratulations to the three media grantees who will be increasing awareness and coverage of biodiversity and conservation issues across Argentina, Cameroon and Uganda.

The Biodiversity Media Grantees include:

  • Claves21 from Argentina - Project Name: Claves21 Biodiversity Initiative
  • AFRICAphonie from Cameroon - Project Name: Training for community radio broadcasters on biodiversity/conservation awareness using pidgin English
  • Water Journalists Africa from Uganda - Project Name: InfoNile

EJN would also like to congratulate the winners of the Biodiversity Story Grants. These eight journalists were chosen from seven different countries out of an application pool of 97 applicants, to produce stories that investigate new threats to biodiversity as well as innovative and potentially scalable conservation solutions.

The grantees chosen were:

  • Andrew Mambondiyani – Zimbabwe
  • Abby Seiff – Cambodia
  • Tom Allan – United Kingdom
  • Fábio Nascimento – Brazil
  • André Duchiade de Magalhães Costa - Brazil
  • Eduardo Franco Berton – Bolivia
  • Story Hinckley – United States
  • Jennifer Hattam – Turkey

Be on the lookout for an announcement later this year about our next Biodiversity Fellowship program!