Applications are open for the Earth Journalism Network Asia-Pacific Media Grants 2024. Asia-Pacific journalists and media organizations have the chance to apply for money for their environmental reporting projects through the Earth Journalism Network Asia-Pacific Media Grants 2024.

Earth Journalism Network Asia-Pacific Media Grants 2024
Earth Journalism Network Asia-Pacific Media Grants 2024

This program, which will award a total of $45,000 in grants, is to assist independent, superior journalism on topics pertaining to biodiversity, climate change, and other environmental challenges. December 3, 2023, is the deadline for applications for this grant, and interested parties are urged to apply as soon as feasible.

Earth Journalism Network Asia-Pacific Media Grants 2024 ($45,000 total grant)

This round of grants, which is part of Earth Journalism Network’s Asia-Pacific project, aims to involve communities that are deemed at risk by educating them about environmental issues and providing them with a voice in the media. The grants are awarded in conjunction with interviews.

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency has generously donated financial support for this project (Sida).

Project Themes for Earth Journalism Network Asia-Pacific Media Grants 2024

In order to improve audience engagement and outreach for environmental reporting, they are looking for creative ideas from journalist networks, media organizations, civil society organizations, and academic institutions throughout Asia and the Pacific for this round of media funding.

Applications addressing the growing issue of environmental and climate weariness, as well as creative concepts that encourage increased public interaction with environmental and climate media, are welcome.

Projects addressing any significant environmental issues in the area are welcome. Themes include but are not limited to, large-scale infrastructure development, biodiversity loss, pesticide poisoning, antibiotic resistance, climate change, intensive food production, air and marine pollution, heavy metal combinations, and wildlife trafficking.

Examples of activities that can be supported include, but are not limited to:

  • An investigation and explanation of the relationship between human health and well-being, animal health, and their environs in the media
  • A media and marketing campaign showcasing climate resilience tales or other pertinent topics
  • Cross-sector cooperation and knowledge sharing between news sources, journalists, and important players, including government agencies and scholars,
  • Transnational media reporting and content exchange between media organizations and information sources situated in several cities or nations
  • Forming an investigative environmental reporting partnership or an environmental journalists’ network are examples of partnerships and network development for environmental reporting.
  • Cutting-edge resources to aid media inquiries.
  • Institutional capacity-building initiatives that enhance expertise on subjects including financial reporting, gender inclusion, monitoring and evaluation, and in-person or virtual activities that support environmental reporting

Objectives for Earth Journalism Network Asia-Pacific Media Grants 2024

The suggested actions ought to:

  • To draw public attention to these interconnected concerns and spur legislative responses, there should be a greater emphasis on high-quality content and media coverage of important environmental, public health, and climate-related issues.
  • Enhance the ability of journalists, media outlets, and creators of social media content to write compelling, high-quality stories that are supported by facts on how human activity affects the environment and offer workable solutions for reducing those effects.
  • Encourage constructive alterations to corporate environmental standards, governmental regulations, and consumer behavior to promote a more sustainable way of living.

Grants for Earth Journalism Network Asia-Pacific Media Grants 2024

This year, this grant fund has US$45,000 up for grabs, which should ideally be distributed across three or four initiatives. The grant amount may vary from $5,000 to $15,000 based on the planned activities’ scope.

Eligibility

  • Only applications from low- and middle-income nations in the Asia-Pacific area will be accepted for this call. Regretfully, they are unable to accept applications from Nepal, Pakistan, or any other country in Central or Eastern Asia.
  • Applications will only be accepted in English. Regretfully, at this moment, they are unable to review applications in other languages.
  • In the event that it is discovered that a candidate has engaged in unethical or improper professional activity, EJN retains the right to exclude them from consideration.

Judging Criteria for Earth Journalism Network Asia-Pacific Media Grants 2024

A judging method will be used to distribute grants in a competitive manner. Experts in environmental reporting as well as interview staff will make up the judging panel. A shortlist of possible grantees will be created after the first round of assessment. The jury may conduct interviews with the candidates who made the shortlist in order to learn more about the planned activities. After the interviews, the jury will meet once more to choose the grantees in finality.

The jury assesses each eligible applicant in a comparable manner and decides which ones to finance based on the program’s goals, the funds that are available, and the following evaluation criteria:

  • The applicant’s capacity to complete it.
  • Inventiveness in the suggested tasks
  • The proposed project’s cost-effectiveness and financial sustainability
  • Distribution of the awardees geographically.
  • The proposal’s overall quality and the project design’s efficacy
  • Possibility of the suggested project supporting the goals and priorities of this funding program.
  • The relevance of the suggested initiatives to supporting the goals and preferences of this funding scheme

To conclude, the Earth Journalism Network is offering grants to Asia-Pacific journalists and media organizations for their environmental reporting projects. The grants, totaling $45,000, aim to assist independent, superior journalism on topics pertaining to biodiversity, climate change, and other environmental challenges.

The deadline for applications is December 3, 2023, and applicants are encouraged to submit their proposals as soon as possible. The aim of the grants is to involve communities that are deemed at-risk by educating them about environmental issues and providing them with a voice in the media

The projects should aim to improve audience engagement and outreach of environmental reporting, and creative ideas from journalist networks, media organizations, civil society organizations, and academic institutions throughout Asia and the Pacific are welcome.

Application Deadline

Open this link for more details about the Earth Journalism Network Asia-Pacific Media Grants 2024.

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