The Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) announces the initiation of a Fellowship program which will offer journalists to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Doha (COP18) in late 2012. COP18-CCMP Fellowship will be organized from 29th November to 8th December, 2012.
The CCMP has brought developing country journalists to the annual UN climate summits for the past five years by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN), Panos London and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) incorporated in 2007. This has enabled them to cover the summit for their home media organizations, work with experienced and knowledgeable journalists throughout the world and gain a multifaceted understanding of climate change’s global impact. Numerous regional organizations also play a supporting role in the partnership.
As part of the fellowships, the CCMP will cover travel, lodging and daily subsistence expenses, arrange press accreditation at COP18, and provide other support services. The Fellows will benefit from a series of specially designed activities, including an orientation session, breakfast briefings, a field trip and a media clinic.
To be eligible for these fellowship applicants must be:
- A journalist from the developing world, USA or Russia
- Able to illustrate passion and commitment to reporting on climate change issues
- Able to travel to Doha, Qatar to arrive no later than 29th November 2012 and leave no later than 8th December 2012
- Have proven support from an editor, producer or supervisor
Criteria for evaluating applicants will include the prospective Fellow’s demonstrated interest in climate change issues; their audience; and the ability of the Fellowship to offer an opportunity for the journalists who might not otherwise have a chance to cover such events. Fellows represent a diverse range of experience and regions, though a primary goal of this program is to reach audiences – particularly marginalized communities – who are currently underserved when it when it comes to climate information.
The CCMP has funding to bring a small number of Fellows, but is actively working to increase support in order to increase those numbers. In addition to selecting the initial slate of Fellows, targeted to be announced in September a waitlist will also be created to select additional journalists if more funding becomes available.
Deadline: May 29, 2012
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