Call for Applications: Media workshop on climate change in the Bay of Bengal region


EJN, West Bengal, India

Application deadline: July 22, 2019.

The Earth Journalism Network is conducting a workshop for India-based journalists on climate change in the Bay of Bengal region. Part of the Bay of Bengal Climate Resilience Initiative, the three-day workshop will focus on environmental justice and adaptation, especially for women and youth who live along the coast.

It is designed as an opportunity for journalists to interact with experts and to participate in a field trip that will enable them to report on issues such as effects of sea level rise and salinity intrusion on health, livelihoods, migration, tourism etc, with a focus on women and children.

The workshop will be held in Kolkata and Ganga Sagar, West Bengal, from August 16-18, 2019.

  • All sessions will be conducted in English.
  • EJN will bear the travel, accommodation and meal costs of selected participants.
  • Journalists from print, web, radio and television are all encouraged to apply. We also highly encourage applications from women journalists, journalists under the age of 30 and those from indigenous or other minority groups.
  • Preference will be given to applicants based in West Bengal and Odisha.

Selected participants must: 

  • Commit to attend all days of the workshop.
  • Be able to understand and communicate in English.
  • Submit a letter from your editor or media outlet supporting your application. Freelancers are welcome to apply but must have a letter of support from a media organization that will publish or broadcast your stories.

Previous experience reporting on scientific and/or environmental topics is not necessary but is an advantage. If you do produce stories based on attending the workshop, you must be willing to post copies of them on EJN’s website and alert your editor(s) that EJN will be republishing your reporting in full.


To apply, please click here and fill in the Google form.

  • You must submit two samples of stories or links to relevant reports. You’ll be asked to upload these once you start the application process so please get them ready beforehand.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline time and date below will not be considered.

The Bay of Bengal project focuses on boosting climate justice and adaptation in the areas along the Bay. Working in partnership with the Climate Justice Resilience Fund, we support journalists, educators and civil society actors to produce and distribute accurate, actionable information to vulnerable coastal communities.

Application deadline: July 22, 2019.

For enquiries, please contact