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Media Workshop on Air Pollution in Nairobi, Kenya

Call for Applications
Published on
15 Nov 2023
bags of coal in a roadside stall, for cooking
31 December 2023, 11:59 PM, Africa/Nairobi EAT info.ejn [at] internews.org

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) invites journalists from Nairobi County, Kenya to join a media workshop on air pollution in Nairobi from Feb 8-9, 2024. 


This two-day workshop aims to enhance the knowledge and skills of local journalists to report on air pollution, thereby contributing to greater public awareness of the sources, impacts and potential solutions to air pollution in Nairobi. During the workshop, experts will share findings from the Clean Air Catalyst project with participants. Additionally, Internews' EJN will facilitate engagement between journalists, subject experts and communities impacted by air pollution. This unique opportunity will enable journalists to not only deepen their understanding of air quality science but also gain insight into the real-life challenges faced by affected communities.  

The workshop will be held in Nairobi, Kenya from February 8-9, 2024

  • Applications are open to Kenyan journalists based in Nairobi County from print, online, radio and television media outlets.  
  • Meals and local travel allowance will be provided.  
  • We especially encourage women and early- and mid-career journalists to apply.  

  

Eligibility 

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. 
  • Demonstrate interest in reporting about air pollution and air quality issues. 
  • Permit republication by the organizers of any stories produced as a result of participation in the workshop.  


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.  

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Clean Air Catalyst (Catalyst) is supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by a global partnership of organizations including Internews, led by the World Resources Institute and Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.    


Banner image: Businesses sell cans of charcoal for cooking at a market near Kisumu, Kenya. Indoor air pollution caused by cooking with charcoal is leading to severe health problems and affects climate change / Credit: Peter Kapuscinski for World Bank via Flickr.

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