EJN Biodiversity Fellowships for Journalists to Cover the UN Biodiversity Conference (UNCBD COP15) in Montreal, Canada (Fully Funded)
Application Deadline: 15 September 2022
Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is pleased to announce a new fellowship for journalists interested in attending – and reporting from – the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in December of 2022.
Be a professional journalist from or representing an established media house and reporting from a low- or middle-income country. EJN will offer scholarships to journalists from the countries listed here.
Have previous experience reporting on environmental issues.
Be available to arrive in Montreal by December 5, 2022 and commit to staying to cover the full two weeks of the COP and participate in fellowship activities.
Provide a letter of support from an editor or media outlet, committing to publish or broadcast any stories produced as a result of this fellowship. This is expected of both staffers and freelancers.
Submit samples of their work, which can be uploaded as documents or web links. Work samples can be in any language as long as they are accompanied by a short English synopsis. Clips related to biodiversity issues are preferred.
EJN will cover non-refundable economy-class airfare, accommodation, meals, travel insurance, and transportation costs to participate in the fellowship.
Organizers will also reimburse meals and other transport expenses acquired in transit, including COVID testing; facilitate the press accreditation process; and provide logistical support relating to the trip. Please note that the process of obtaining any necessary visas is the Fellow’s individual responsibility, though we can reimburse visa costs.