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Applications Invited for Media Workshop on Covering India's Net Zero Transition

Applications Invited for Media Workshop on Covering India's Net Zero Transition

Organization: Earth Journalism Network (EJN)

Event Duration: 01 Feb. 2023 - 03 Feb. 2023

Apply By: 27 Nov 2022

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About the Organization

Internews initially developed the Earth Journalism Network (EJN) in 2004 to enable journalists from developing countries to cover the environment more effectively. We are now a truly global network working with reporters and media outlets in virtually every region of the world. In our mission to improve the quantity and quality of environmental reporting, EJN trains journalists to cover a wide variety of issues, develops innovative online environmental news sites and produces content for local media – including ground-breaking investigative reports. We also establish networks of environmental journalists in countries where they don't exist and build their capacity where they do. We do so through workshops and the development of training materials and by offering Fellowship programs, grants to media organizations, story stipends, and support for story production and distribution. Watch the video above to learn more about our work.

About the workshop

In recent years, several countries have set increasingly ambitious decarbonization goals. At COP26 in Glasgow last year, India committed to reach Net Zero by 2070.

What will this transition entail? What steps are needed to move towards the target, and what will need to be done to ensure the country is on track for a just transition?

There is a dearth of in-depth and engaging media coverage on these topics. In the coming years, journalists will need to keep the public informed about what’s at stake and hold policymakers accountable to their commitments. To meet this need, we aim to build the capacity of journalists in India to report more effectively on the path to Net Zero — including the prospects, potential opportunities and challenges that will be faced along the way.

This workshop is part of EJN’s Pathways to Net Zero in India and South Africa project. EJN will bear the travel, accommodation, and meal costs of selected participants.

During the workshop, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the concept of Net Zero and will learn about India’s progress towards this goal.

Selected participants will engage in a combination of classroom-style study and go on a field visit (details TBC). They will have the opportunity to learn from thematic experts and hear from affected communities. In addition to these on-ground experiences, participants will engage in hands-on capacity-building sessions to develop their journalism skills.

Eligibility

  • The workshop is open to journalists from India.
  • Self-motivated journalists interested in covering the transition to Net Zero are invited to apply. We are especially eager to hear from journalists reporting on business, finance and tech perspectives, or those closely covering the country’s emission-reduction policies.
  • We welcome applications from journalists from print, television, online and/or radio, with a demonstrated track record of producing incisive, in-depth stories.

How to Apply

  • Click on the Apply Now button on the top right of this page.
  • 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 climate, clean mobility and energy issues are welcome.

Deadline: 27 November 2022, 11:59 PM, IST

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