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Media Workshop on Air Pollution in Indore, India

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Application Deadline
15 April 2022, 10:29 AM (Asia/Kolkata)
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Call for applications available in: Hindi


Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) invites journalists from Madhya Pradesh, India, to join a media workshop on air pollution in Indore. 

The three-day workshop will help journalists secure deep insights about the science of air pollution, its sources, its health impacts and key solutions to combat it.  EJN will facilitate interactions with subject specialists and importantly, communities that face real-life challenges from air pollution.   

The workshop will be held in Indore, Madhya Pradesh from May 9-11, 2022

  • EJN will bear the costs of travel, accommodation and meals for outstation participants;  participants from Indore will be provided meals and reimbursed for local travel expenses. 
  • Applications are open to journalists from print, online, radio and television outlets. 
  • We especially encourage women and early-career journalists to apply. 


  • 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 English and Hindi). 
  • Permit republication of any stories produced for their home media outlets as a result of participating in the workshop on the EJN website. 

How to Apply 

  • Click the 'Apply now' button at the top of the page. 
  • If you have an existing account, you'll need to be logged in to apply. Since we recently updated our website, you might have to reset your password by clicking the “Forgot password?” link in the log in page. If you don’t have an account, you must register by clicking “Log in” on the top right of the page and click the “Sign up” link at the bottom of the page that opens. Click here for detailed instructions on how to create an account, and here for detailed instructions on how to reset your password. 
  • 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 an approval letter from their editor or media outlet; freelancers may apply without a letter.  
  • Applicants must submit two published writing samples or links to stories that have appeared online. Story clips related to air pollution are welcome. 


If you encounter difficulties with submitting your application or have questions about the grants, please email [email protected]. Do not contact any other Internews email regarding this opportunity, as we will not receive it.   

Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. 




The Clean Air Catalyst (Catalyst) is a flagship program launched by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and led by a global partnership of organizations including World Resources Institute and Environmental Defense Fund and Internews. 

Banner image: Eleven Indian cities were among the 15 most polluted cities in the world in 2021, according to the World Air Quality Report 2021 prepared by Swiss organization IQAir. Pictured here is a view of the New Delhi skyline, photographed from Jama Masjid / Credit: Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier via Flickr