EJN Climate Change Media Partnership Reporting Fellowships to COP28 (Hybrid)

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is inviting applications for its  2023 Climate Change Media Partnership Reporting Fellowships to COP28 for journalists interested in covering the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28). (Hybrid)

Now in its 16th iteration since its launch in 2007, the CCMP has brought more than 400 journalists from low- and middle-income countries to attend and report on the annual UN climate talks. This has enabled journalists from around the world to cover the climate negotiations for their home audiences while benefiting from working alongside knowledgeable media trainers and gaining a multifaceted understanding of the actions countries are taking — or not taking — to address climate change’s global impact.

This year, the CCMP Reporting Fellowship aims to bring up to 20 journalists from low- and middle-income countries to report in person at COP28.

In addition, CCMP organizers will award 10 virtual fellowships this year, with spots for up to five journalists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and up to five from the Lower Mekong region in two separate cohorts. Each cohort will have a dedicated media trainer supporting them from the ground in Dubai. In the application, journalists will be asked to indicate which Fellowship track they are most interested in.

Benefits

The CCMP will cover non-refundable

  • economy-class airfare,
  • accommodation & meals,
  • travel medical insurance and
  • ground transportation costs related to Fellowship participation.
  • Organizers will also facilitate the press accreditation process and provide logistical support relating to the trip.
  • Visa costs reimbursement.
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Eligibility

To be eligible for either Fellowship track, the applicant must:

  • Be a professional journalist from or representing an established media house and reporting from a low- or middle-income country
  • Have a good command of the English language.
  • Have previous experience reporting on climate change issues and indicate the kinds of stories you might pursue about the conference.
  • Commit to participate in all Fellowship activities.
  • Provide a letter of support from an editor, producer, or supervisor who can confirm that their news reports will be published or broadcast in an established media outlet.
  • Freelancers are welcome to apply but must provide a letter of support from a media outlet for which they intend to report.
  • Provide recent, relevant, and journalistic work samples on climate change topics, which can be uploaded as documents or web links.

Selection Criteria

They are looking for applicants who meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated experience covering climate change, climate policy, and other environmental topics;
  • A clear and well-researched reporting plan for the COP, including potential story ideas, an estimated number of stories they’ll produce during the Fellowship, and demonstrated intention to continue developing their plan as the COP draws closer;
  • A relationship with an established media house and a signed letter of support from an editor agreeing to publish or broadcast work produced at the COP.

Application Process

To apply for EJN Climate Change Media Partnership Reporting Fellowships to COP28 (Hybrid), click here

Deadline: June  30, 2023.

For more information on EJN Climate Change Media Partnership Reporting Fellowships to COP28 (Hybrid), visit the official site.

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