Internews’ Earth Journalism Network is inviting proposals for a series of reporting grants to support fisheries and environment journalism in West Africa. The two-year project reflects the goals of Target 14 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG14) adopted in 2015 by the UN General Assembly to “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.”
Story ideas relating to fisheries management in West Africa are welcome. In-depth, investigative or enterprise reporting on the following topics should be submitted
- the impact of overfishing and IUU fishing on coastal communities,
- the use of destructive fishing practices, bycatch and fish aggregating devices
- community-led fisheries management initiatives
- poverty reduction and food security through sustainable fisheries
- challenges of transboundary management of fisheries and shared stock
Stories and applications may be in either English or French.
The grant is open to;
- Working Journalists (online, print, television) and other expert media practitioners based in West African countries.
- Applicants with a track record of reporting on fisheries or other environmental issues.
- Professional journalists who can offer other types of expertise (for instance, in business reporting).
- Freelancers and staff from all types of media outlets—both large and small (please indicate where you expect to publish or broadcast your story).
- Journalists who attended the African Journalists for Sustainable Fisheries Workshop.
Up to $500 per grant with some flexibility for deep, investigative stories using innovative approaches to storytelling. Applicants should provide a detailed budget with justification for the amount requested and a breakdown of likely costs incurred.
July 6, 2017, 5 p.m EDT.
For more information and application, visit the official link.