EJN Media Workshop on Wildlife and Conservation Reporting in East Africa 2022 (Funded)
Deadline: February 22, 2022
Applications are open for the EJN Media Workshop on Wildlife and Conservation Reporting in East Africa 2022. Internews’ Earth Journalism Network invites journalists from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda to apply for the 2022 wildlife and conservation workshop, to be held from March 28 to April 4 in Fort Portal, Uganda.
The five-day workshop will introduce journalists to the various threats confronting wildlife and biodiversity across the region, and ongoing efforts to combat these threats. During the workshop, participants will gain a deeper understanding of conservation efforts in the region and learn how researchers, Indigenous groups, local communities and policymakers are protecting their ecosystems and addressing threats such as hunting, poaching and trafficking.
Participants will engage in a combination of classroom-style study and field visits to select national parks, forest reserves and other areas to learn more about habitat restoration efforts and conservation solutions. They’ll also meet with experts to discuss the impacts of deforestation, land degradation and the climate crisis. In addition to these on-ground experiences, participants will engage in hands-on capacity-building sessions to develop their skills in mobile journalism, multimedia journalism, solutions journalism and data journalism, and learn how to improve their story pitches.
- EJN will bear the travel, accommodation, and meal costs of selected participants.
- Open to journalists from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda. Those based in Kampala and the Ugandan countryside are especially encouraged to apply.
- Self-motivated journalists interested in covering human-wildlife conflicts, poaching, trafficking and other wildlife crimes are invited to apply. We are especially eager to hear from journalists reporting on community-based conservation initiatives, grassroots solutions and policy actions presently underway to protect wildlife and manage habitats and natural resources.
- They welcome applications from journalists from print, television, online and/or radio, with a demonstrated track record of producing incisive, in-depth stories.
- Selected participants must commit to attending all five days of the workshop.
- 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. Freelance journalists are welcome to apply but will need a letter of support from a media organization committing to publish or broadcast their stories.
- Applicants must submit two published writing samples or links to stories that have appeared online. Story clips related to wildlife and conservation issues are welcome.
For more information, visit EJN Media Workshop.