Call for Applications: East Africa Wildlife Journalism Media Grants 2019

Deadline: 25 October 2019

This open Request for Applications, Internews invites environmental, conservation or science-based journalism organizations and associations in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to apply for grants to work with African journalists to improve and increase wildlife and conservation coverage in the media.

Internews Earth Journalism Network’s project on Wildlife and Conservation journalism is looking for a subgrantee to co-run its activities in a selected East African country.

Internews is an international media development organization headquartered in Washington DC, United States, with a regional office in Nairobi, Kenya.

With joint funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI), Internews’ Earth Journalism Network is running a two-year project to improve media coverage of wildlife and conservation issues in East Africa.

Internews initially developed the Earth Journalism Network (EJN) in 2004 to enable journalists from developing countries to cover the environment more effectively. They are now a truly global network working with reporters and media outlets in virtually every region of the world. In their mission to improve the quantity and quality of environmental reporting, EJN trains journalists to cover a wide variety of issues, develops innovative online environmental news sites and produces content for local media – including ground-breaking investigative reports. EJN also establish networks of environmental journalists in countries where they don’t exist and build their capacity where they do.

Funding Information

  • The grant will cover activities over the course of one year for a maximum of US$10,00

What EJN is Looking For

  • Earth Journalism Network is seeking proposals for creative and effective ways to empower East African journalists to tell wildlife and conservations stories, investigate wildlife crime and highlight community and technological interventions that have proved to help solve these pressing problems.
  • The proposed activities should include, but not be limited to: capacity building, such as knowledge sharing, network development, training to enhance journalism skills or data reporting tools; issuing travel/reporting grants to journalists; and holding media roundtables/workshops. The proposal must also have a strong component on digital media and solutions-based journalism.

How to Apply

For more information about this opportunity, visit the official website here.

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