Deadline: October 26, 2022
Applications are open for the EJN Media Workshop on Indigenous Environmental Reporting 2023. Internews’ Earth Journalism Network invites Indigenous journalists from around the world to apply for a two-day Indigenous workshop, to be held in Kenya from February 21 – February 24, 2023.
Led by experienced journalism trainers and thematic experts, this workshop will explain the importance of Indigenous environmental reporting, and issues such as climate justice, biodiversity, sustainable ecosystems, Indigenous knowledge and other issues related to the rights and well-being of Indigenous peoples and communities.
It will also build valuable journalistic skills to help participants strengthen their reporting and storytelling skills, and make their stories more appealing to wider audiences that include the general public and decision-makers. Participants will be taken on a field trip and hear about issues faced by local Indigenous communities and will have the opportunity to report on these issues for their media outlets after the workshop.
- EJN will bear the travel, accommodation, and meal costs of selected participants.
- Open to Indigenous journalists from any country who are self-motivated and interested in covering Indigenous environmental issues.
- They welcome applications from journalists from print, television, online and/or radio, with a demonstrated track record of producing incisive, in-depth stories.
Applicants must note the following:
- Selected participants must commit to attending both days of the workshop.
- The workshop will be conducted in English so applicants must have a good level of understanding of technical English.
- EJN and their partners and donors have the right to edit, publish, broadcast and distribute any stories produced for your media outlet as a result of your participation in the workshop, once they have been published/broadcast in the original media outlet.
- Applicants must provide a letter from their editor or media outlet supporting their application to attend the workshop. Freelance journalists are welcome to apply but will need a letter of support from a media organization committing to publish or broadcast any stories produced as a result of their participation in the workshop.
- Applicants must submit two published writing samples or links to stories that have appeared online. Story clips related to Indigenous issues are preferred.
For more information, visit EJN Media Workshop.