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West African Fisheries Journalism Reporting Grants, 2017

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is inviting applicants for its West African Fisheries Journalism Reporting Grants. These grants are available for working journalists (online, print, television) and other experts of West African countries.

The project aims to further explore the economic and social consequences of overfishing on coastal communities, through stories and investigations.

Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is an Internews and Internews Europe project dedicated to the empowerment of environmental journalists from developing countries around the world. Internews is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect, and the means to make their voices heard.

Scholarship Description:

  • Applications close: November 13, 2017
  • Course Level: Grants are available for working journalists.
  • Study Subject: Grants are awarded in the fields of reporting on fisheries or other environmental issues.
  • Scholarship Award: EJN is offering up to $ 500 per grant.
  • Number of Scholarships: Number of grants are not given.
  • Scholarship can be taken in USA

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • Working Journalists (online, print, television) and other experts in the field of West African countries are welcome to apply. Applicants who have a track record of reporting on fisheries or other environmental issues.
  • We encourage freelancers and staff from all types of media outlets-both large and small-to submit applications, but please indicate where you expect to publish or broadcast your story.
  • We encourage journalists who attend the African Journalists for Sustainable Fisheries Workshop.

Eligible Countries:

Applicants from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe, Togo are eligible to apply for the fellowships.

College Admission Requirement:

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have a previous year degree.

English Language Requirements: Applicants must have excellent written and verbal English skills.

Scholarship Award:

Grants will cover the following:

  • EJN is offering up to $ 500 per grant with some flexibility for deep, investigative stories using innovative approaches to storytelling. Applicants should provide a detailed budget with justification for the amount requested.
  • We would like to make a lot of information about this equipment (including cameras, drones, lighting, tripods, etc.) and are more likely to approve our budget.

Journalism Scholarship

How to Apply:

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) encourage journalists who attended the African Journalists for Sustainable Fisheries Workshop to apply for the grants via the online application.

Online Application

Scholarship Link