EJN’s Biodiversity Media Initiative Fellowship Program (Fully Funded)

EJN’s Biodiversity Media Initiative Fellowship Program (Fully Funded)

Deadline: September 10, 2016

The Earth Journalism Network’s Biodiversity Media Initiative invites working journalists, particularly those from developing countries to apply to a Fellowship program. Selected participants will attend a day-long workshop on December 10 before spending December 11-17 at the conference developing sources and story ideas, networking with other journalists, and reporting on the negotiations of the 13th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in Cancun, Mexico.

The workshop will provide participants with an overview of biodiversity issues and tips for reporting on the hot topics of the negotiations. During the summit, Fellows will have opportunities for special briefings with national negotiators and key figures in the field of biodiversity conservation.


  • All participants will have all their travel expenses and lodging covered.


Participants must

  • Commit to attend all the days of the Fellowship. This requires arrival in Cancun, Mexico, by December 9th and departure no earlier than Dec 18th;
  • Be willing to share a hotel room with another Fellow;
  • Have a record of reporting on scientific and/or environmental topics;
  • Be fluent in English (organizers recognize that of course a lot of excellent and important reporting is done in other languages but in order to fully take advantage of participation in the COP, it is important to be able to understand and communicate in English);
  • Produce stories for their home media organizations as a result of attendance at the COP13 and be willing to post copies of them on the earthjournalism.net website. A letter from your editor or media outlet supporting your application (freelancers are welcome but must have a letter of support from a media organization that will publish or broadcast your stories)

Application Process

To apply, please register on the EJN site and fill out the form available.

For more information, visit EJN Fellowship.