EJN Asia-Pacific Media and Story Grants - Selection Completed

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Earth Journalism Network, Bangkok, Thailand

The Internews Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Asia-Pacific project announced two competitive grant opportunities in the beginning of the year. The Media Grants are available to media and other environmental information generating organizations to support their creation, growth, and capacity building. These grants aim to improve the overall quantity and quality of news coverage of climate change, natural resources and the environment. The Story Grants are targeted at individual journalists to support the production of in-depth stories that can empower communities at risk from the impacts of environmental and climate change.

We received a total of 77 applications for media grants and 79 for story grants with good representation across the region. Two judging panels consisting of Internews EJN staff reviewed the proposals, deliberated and shortlisted applications for interviews. After all the interviews were completed, the panel convened again to select the final grantees based on three primary considerations:

  • The quality of ideas;
  • The fit with the grant objectives;
  • Financial feasibility of the project, based on the budget.

The judging panel selected 12 organizations for the media grants and 28 journalists for the Story Grants.

Recipients of EJN Asia-Pacific Media Grants

Name of Organization

Location of work

1. Climate Tracker

Indonesia

2. Fundasaun Media Development Centre (FMDC)

Timor-Leste

3. The Isaan Record

Thailand

4. Tribal News Network

Pakistan

5. Pacific Environment Journalists Networks

Tonga

6. Indigenous Media Foundation

Nepal

7. Academy of Journalism and Communication – Faculty of Broadcasting

Vietnam

8. China Dialogue Trust

South Asia

9. Centre for Hands-on Actions and Networking for Growth and Environment (CHANGE)

Vietnam

10. Society of Indonesian Environmental Journalists

Indonesia

11. Verafiles Incorporated

Philippines

12. Cambodia Institute for Media Studies

Cambodia

 

Recipients of EJN Asia-Pacific Story Grants

Name of Journalist

Location of Work

1. Sonali Prasad

India

2. Purple Chrystyl S. Romero

Philippines

3. Tessa Toumbourou

India

4. Luke Duggleby

Thailand

5. Mary-Rose Abraham

India

6. Peter Schwartzstein

Bangladesh

7. Amrita Gupta

India

8. Arshed (Muhammad) Rafiq

Pakistan

9. Wang Yan

China

10. Moushumi Basu

India

11. Tran Thi Thuy Binh

Vietnam

12. Soumya Sarkar

India

13. Abhaya Raj Joshi

Nepal

14. Hartatik

Indonesia

15. Golam Mourtoza

Bangladesh

16. Mahima Ashok kumar Jain

India

17. Aude-Emilie DORION / Sophie PECQUET

New Caledonia

18. Scott Waide

Papua New Guinea

19. Ronald Flier TOITO'ONA

Solomon Islands

20. Matt Blomberg

Cambodia

21. Md Abu Bakar Siddique

Bangladesh

22. Athar Parvaiz

India

23. Ma. Victoria (Mavic) Conde

Philippines

24. Jency Samuel

India

25. Nithin Coca

Indonesia

26. Nicolas Landa Tami

Indonesia

27. Yombi Kep

Papua New Guinea

28. Anna Valermo

Philippines