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Media Training—Beyond Event-Centered Environmental Reporting in Malaysia

Call for Applications

Published on
17 Feb 2022
3 March 2022, 11:59 PM, (UTC +08) info.ejn [at] internews.org

Internews in Malaysia and the Earth Journalism Network invite journalists from Malaysia to apply for our Environmental Journalism Workshop, to be held in Selangor from March 16-18 2022.

Please read the following sections carefully, as they contain important information on eligibility and the application process.

The Program

We will host this two-day training in-person at Kinrara Espira Resort in Puchong, Selangor.

This is a free training. Internews will bear the travel, accommodation, and meal costs of selected participants.

During the training, participants will expand their understanding of the cross-sectoral themes in environmental stories; learn how to identify alternative sources, underreported and potential topics as well as techniques to enhance environmental reporting, regardless of their beats.

Sessions will be carried out in a combination of classroom-style learning and hands-on exercises and interactive discussions with trainers and speakers. In addition, participants will gain new skills in using key resources and tools to enable them to improve story pitches and write impactful environmental stories. Participants will also have the chance to network and collaborate with journalists from different states.

Participants can join a field trip to an Orang Asli village in Selangor on the last day. Through a guided hike and cooking class, participants will learn more about the traditional knowledge of Indigenous communities and their relationship with nature for livelihoods and culture.

We will be providing four story grants worth EUR1,900 each to selected participants upon completion of the training.

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Who Qualifies?

The training is open to journalists (covering any beat) from Malaysia. Those based outside of the Klang Valley are especially encouraged to apply.

We welcome applications from full-time and freelance journalists from print, television, online and/or radio in any local language. We also encourage women and early-career journalists to apply.

    How to Apply

    • The application is available in English and BM. Only completed forms will be accepted. 
    • Applicants must submit two published writing samples or links to stories that have appeared online. Story clips related to environmental issues are welcome.
       

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    Please note:

    • Selected participants must commit to attending both days of the workshop.
    • The field trip on the final day (March 18) is optional but we highly encourage participants to attend.
    • The training will be conducted in Bahasa Melayu and English.
    • Successful participants will be notified by March 5, 2022.

    Banner image: Broga Hill in Malaysia / Credit: Teddy Rised via Flickr.

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