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Latin American journalists are welcome to apply for Fellowships to attend the UN Climate Negotiations being held in Lima, Peru this December

Published on
01 Oct 2014
31 December 2019, 01:00 AM, BST info.ejn [at] internews.org

The application is now open until the deadline of Sunday, Oct 26, 2014, 23:59 GMT


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Formed in 2007 by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN), Panos London and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the CCMP has brought developing country journalists to the annual UN climate summits since 2007. This has enabled them to cover the summit for their home media organizations, work with experienced and knowledgeable journalists from around the world, and gain a multifaceted understanding of climate change's global impact. Numerous regional organizations also play a supporting role in the partnership.

As part of the fellowships, the CCMP will cover travel, lodging and daily subsistence expenses, arrange press accreditation at COP20, and provide other support services. Please note that, although the costs for Peruvian visas will be reimbursed, the process of obtaining a visa to Peru is a Fellow's responsibility. 

During the COP 20, the Fellows will benefit from a series of specially designed activities, including an orientation session, daily breakfast briefings, and most likely a field trip and a media clinic.


To be eligible for this Fellowship, applicants must:

  • Be a working journalist from Latin America

  • Fill out the application form at the link below, including answering essay questions that illustrate his/her commitment to reporting on climate change issues

  • Be available to travel to Lima, Peru with arrival on 6th December, 2014 and leave no earlier than 13th December, 2014

  • Provide a letter of support from an editor, producer or supervisor who can confirm your ability to publish or broadcast your material in an established Latin American media organization. Freelancers are welcome to apply, but must provide this letter of support.

The CCMP fully respects the editorial independence of all journalists. Throughout the conference, Fellows are free to report as they see fit. As well as the requirements above we ask that journalists agree to provide copies or summaries of all the stories they file during COP20 for posting on our websites, and that they show collegial attitude towards other Fellows. One of the main benefits of this program will be the opportunity for Fellows to exchange views and information with their journalistic peers from around the world.

Criteria for evaluating applicants will include the prospective Fellow's demonstrated interest in climate change issues; their audience; and the ability of the Fellowship to provide an opportunity for those journalists who might not otherwise have a chance to cover such events.  

Journalists will be asked to submit also examples of their work, which can be sent in Spanish and Portuguese. Nevertheless, a good command of English is expected in answering the essay questions.

At the moment, the CCMP has funding to bring only a small number of Fellows, but is actively working to increase support in order to increase those numbers.

In addition to selecting the initial slate of Fellows, targeted to be announced in early November, a waitlist will also be created to select additional journalists if more funding becomes available.

To apply for a fellowship please fill out the form on this link:  CLICK HERE

 

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