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EJN Increases Support for Ocean, Wildlife and Climate Change Reporting Ahead of its 15th Anniversary

July 24, 2019
Updates from Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN)

Workshop and Story Grants Support Mexican, Central American Journalists in Reporting on the Mesoamerican Reef

Given the importance of the Mesoamerican Reef system, EJN collaborated with our local partner, the Mexican Network of Environmental Journalists (REMPA), to host a reporting workshop on coral reefs from June 27-30 in Cozumel, Mexico. EJN is now making story grants available to journalists from the region. Read more>>

 
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Line of elephants at sunset in Amboseli National Park, Kenya, East Africa. Credit: Diana Robinson via Flickr.com

New Project in East Africa to Boost Investigations of Conservation, Wildlife Issues

This project is the newest of EJN’s efforts to boost reporting on threats facing global biodiversity by focusing on improving media coverage of conservation issues, including wildlife trafficking and human and wildlife conflicts in East Africa through workshops that build reporting skills, story grants, stipends to support investigative reporting and roundtables for journalists working on investigative features. Read more>>

EJN’s Bay of Bengal Grantee Bolsters Efforts to Support Regional Ocean Literacy

The Bangladeshi non-governmental organization VOICE has used a grant from EJN to form an Ocean Literacy Network based in Dhaka in partnership with several national organizations from the Bay of Bengal region. The network plans to produce ocean literacy toolkits, conduct training workshops for educators, journalists, and ocean conservation communicators in coastal regions and host a Bay of Bengal regional conference that will provide opportunities for learning and collaboration. Read more>>

Help EJN Celebrate Our 15th Anniversary with your Videos, Photos or Text

This September will mark the 15th Anniversary of EJN! As part of the festivities, we want to highlight the amazing work of our members, partners and grantees and look at what progress and impact we’ve achieved. Find out how you can submit photos, videos and text that highlight what EJN means to youRead more>>

EJN Media Partners in the Pacific Continue to Grow, Expand Activities

Although global attention on the impacts of climate change on the Pacific region still lags, two of the organizations – Pacific Environment Journalists Network and the University of South Pacific – being supported by EJN to enhance climate change reporting in the region have been stepping up. Read more>>

Upcoming Events

Join EJN at the Planetary Health Conference from 4-6 September at Stanford University in California and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification in New Delhi, India, from September 6-13.

Current Opportunities

Journalists in Mexico and Central America can apply now for grants to support in-depth and investigative reporting on environmental issues related to the Mesoamerican Reef, an expansive reef system increasingly vulnerable to climate change and human activity. Deadline: Aug. 21.

Resource Watch and EJN are conducting a workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia in late August for journalists to learn how to discover, use and visualize open data in their environmental reporting. Deadline: Aug. 1Apply to attend the workshop.