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Communicators’ Workshop on Renewable Energy in Thoothukudi, India

Two journalists photograph a wind turbine in Tamil Nadu
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22 September 2023, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata)
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Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) invites communicators from Tamil Nadu to join a workshop on renewable energy in Thoothukudi from October 25-27, 2023. This workshop is open to communicators from Tamil Nadu only.  

India has committed to meeting 50% of its energy requirements with renewable energy, reducing its projected carbon emissions by one billion metric tons, and reducing the emissions intensity of its GDP by 45% by 2030.  

Tamil Nadu is one of the states leading the renewable energy charge in India. To improve public awareness of these ambitious energy targets, and the progress made till date in India’s and specifically Tamil Nadu’s energy planning, EJN has organized a three-day workshop for communicators. The workshop sessions are designed to strengthen the skills of communicators to research and report on renewable energy issues.  

EJN will facilitate engagement between communicators, researchers, subject experts, policymakers and communities, providing an opportunity to gain knowledge and deepen understanding of the promises and obstacles in the road ahead as India and specifically Tamil Nadu strives to increase the percentage of renewable energy in its total energy mix.  

The workshop will be held in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, from October 25-27, 2023.  

  • Applications are open to communicators based in Tamil Nadu from print, online, radio and television outlets.
  • The organizers will cover the cost of travel, accommodation and meals of selected participants.  
  • The workshop will include a field trip to a location with a renewable energy facility.  
  • We especially encourage women and early- and mid-career professionals to apply.   


Applicants must:  

  • Commit to attending all days of the workshop.  
  • Have some experience reporting on scientific and/or environmental topics.  
  • Understand and be able to communicate in English and/or Tamil
  • Demonstrate interest in renewable energy issues.  
  • Permit republication by the organizers of any output as a result of participation in the workshop.   

How to apply 

  • Click the 'Apply now' button at the top of the page.   
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  • If you start the application and want to come back and complete it later, you can click 'Save Draft.' To return to the draft, you'll need to go back to the opportunity and click 'Apply now' again to finalize the application.   
  • Staffers must provide a letter from their supervisor approving their attendance at the workshop. 
  • Applicants must submit two published samples or links to work that has appeared online. Work related to renewable energy issues are preferred.   


If youencounterdifficulties withsubmittingyour application or have questions, please email[email protected]. Do not contact any other Internews emailregardingthis opportunity, as we will not receive it.     

Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.   

Banner image: Journalists on an EJN workshop photograph a wind turbine in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu / Credit: Aarushi Tanwar.