Back to Opportunities

Media workshop on climate change reporting in the Bay of Bengal region

Call for Applications

Published on
22 Aug 2019
4 September 2019, EDT info.ejn [at] internews.org

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is seeking journalists to join a media workshop in coastal Bangladesh focused on climate change justice and resilience, with a special focus on women and youth.

Deadline for applications: September 4 @ 5pm BST. 

The workshop is designed as an opportunity for journalists to interact with experts and to participate in a field trip that will enable them to report on how climate change is impacting coastal communities and how those communities are responding. This type of on-the-ground experience is aimed at enhancing journalists’ understanding of the issues and grant them greater access to sources and information for improved coverage.

The workshop will be held in Shatkhira, Bangladesh, from September 13-14, 2019.

EJN will bear the travel, accommodation and meal costs of selected participants.

Applications are open to journalists from print, online, radio and television outlets. We also encourage women and early-career journalists to apply.

Prerequisites for Applicants 

Applicants must:

  • Commit to attend all days of the workshop;
  • Have experience reporting on scientific and/or environmental topics;
  • Understand and be able to communicate in English (workshop sessions will be in both English and Bangla);
  • Provide a letter from their editor or media outlet supporting their application. Freelancers are welcome but must have a letter of support from a media organization that will publish or broadcast their stories. 
  • Be willing to post copies of any stories produced for their home media outlets as a result of participating in the workshop on the EJN website.

 

Application

Please be aware:

  • You will have to submit two story samples or links to relevant reports, so please get them ready beforehand.
  • After you hit “Submit,” the website will inform you that your application has been submitted. You will not receive an email confirmation.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • For inquiries, please contact [email protected]

 

To apply, please click here and fill in the Google form.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 AT 5PM BST.