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Call for applications: participants to Media Workshop on climate change reporting in the Bay of Bengal region

Internews Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is looking for journalist participants to take part in a media workshop on climate change reporting in the Indian regions of the Bay of Bengal.

Deadline: September 15, 2018 at 5pm IST. For enquiries, please contact [email protected].



The Earth Journalism Network's Bay of Bengal Project focuses on boosting climate justice and resilience in the region through working with journalists, educators and civil society actors to produce and distribute reliable, actionable information to vulnerable coastal communities thanks to the generous support of the Climate Justice Resilience Fund.



Internews Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is conducting a workshop for journalists on the subject of climate change in the Bay of Bengal region, with a focus on justice and resilience, especially for women and youth who live along the coast.

The workshop is designed as an opportunity for journalists to interact with experts and to participate in a field trip that will enable them to report on these issues. It will help enhance quality and quantity of information and understanding for improved coverage.

Detailed information below:

  • The workshop will be held in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, on November 1-3, 2018.
  • EJN will bear the travel, accommodation and meal costs of selected participants.
  • Journalists from print, web, radio and television are all encouraged to apply. Women journalists and young journalists are especially encouraged to apply.



  • To commit to attend all days of the workshop.
  • To have a record of reporting on scientific and/or environmental topics
  • To be able to understand and communicate in English , since the sessions will be in English.
  • To produce stories for your home media organizations as a result of your attendance at the Workshop and be willing to post copies of them on the 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) 



Please be aware:

  • You will have to submit two samples of stories or links to relevant reports, so please get them ready beforehand.
  • The website will inform you that your application has been submitted, you will not receive email confirmation.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline time and date below will not be considered.
  • For enquiries, please contact [email protected]



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