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Environmental data journalism workshop for Indonesian journalists in Greater Jakarta

Call for applications
Published on
09 Jun 2019
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22 July 2019, 09:00 AM, Asia/Jakarta WIB info.ejn [at]


To help journalists and decision-makers find, visualize and share the best available data on the environment and human development, the World Resources Institute (WRI) created Resource Watch. On this platform, you can find the world’s best available data and maps on deforestation, coral reef bleaching, coastal flooding, crops, fishing, fires and other natural disasters, population numbers, oil spills, air quality, poverty, power plants, human migration and much more. You can then overlay them to see interconnections between the issues - all for free.

In partnership with Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN), Resource Watch is coming to Jakarta to train journalists on how to use the Resource Watch platform, showcase tools and tips for doing data analysis, reveal some best practices for working with open data and highlight the value of incorporating data into stories.


The workshop is an opportunity for journalists to have a hands-on training on how to locate, analyze, understand, visualize and incorporate data into their reporting. Participants will get a detailed tutorial on using the Resource Watch platform, interact with experts on GIS analysis and environmental issues from WRI, learn the ropes of data-driven storytelling from EJN and have the chance to be awarded story grants to develop data-driven stories drawing from data on Resource Watch following the workshop.

  • The workshop will be held at the World Resource Institute's Indonesia office in Jakarta, Indonesia, on August 26 and 27, 2019.
  • Selected participants will be provided with meals and a travel allowance during the course of the workshop.
  • Journalists from print, online media, radio and television are all encouraged to apply. Women journalists and young journalists are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Sessions will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation to/from Bahasa Indonesia.



  • Indonesian journalists based in Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, or Bekasi.
  • To commit to attend all days of the workshop.
  • To have a record of reporting on scientific, environmental, natural resource management and/or infrastructural development topics.
  • Experience with data and data analysis is preferred but not required.
  • If you produce stories for your home media organizations as a result of your attendance at the workshop, be willing to post copies of them on Earth Journalism Network website, Ekuatorial website and the Resource Watch blog.
  • A letter from your editor or media outlet supporting your application (freelancers are welcome but must have a letter of support from a media organization that will publish or broadcast your stories).



Fill in the application form by clicking “Apply Now” below.

Please be aware that:

  • You will have to submit your CV and two samples of stories or links to relevant reports, so please get them ready beforehand.
  • The website will inform you that your application has been submitted. You will not receive an email confirmation.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline time and date below will not be considered.
  • For enquiries, please contact [email protected].

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