Call for Proposals Asia-Pacific Story Grants 2020-21

Date limite : 28 août 2020

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Call for Proposals Asia-Pacific Story Grants 2020-21

With the world undergoing dramatic social and environmental change, they believe it is increasingly important for journalists to dig deep into stories that uncover the various drivers of this degradation, point out the actors and push decision-makers to respond.

They are seeking stories that go beyond answering the basic who, what, when and where, and investigate how and why governments, businesses and financial institutions are acting in ways that directly or indirectly exploit our land and natural resources, and then outline the repercussions.

Environmental issues are often highly complex and interlinked with so many other social, political and economic challenges. They are seeing that play out now in the Covid-19 pandemic and the ways in which it has exposed how closely tied environmental abuse is to public health outcomes. They encourage journalists to unravel the linkages that enable these exploitations to take place and explain their combined impacts on our planet.

They are looking for incisive, in-depth stories that put human experiences at the center of the storytelling. Ideas should consider but not be limited to questions such as:

They encourage reporters to view this not just as an environmental story and to think outside their beat, considering ways their reporting could convey the intersection between the environment and other themes, such as health and the economy.

They also encourage the use of multimedia and relevant data to illustrate the issue in a compelling and easy-to-understand way. Applicants for long-form and multimedia narratives should include plans and budget for accompanying multimedia elements and distribution channels in their pitch.

While the stories should be backed by scientific evidence and incorporate data in a simple and compelling way, they should also focus on proven adaptations and responses to these challenges.

They are particularly interested in stories that uncover corruption, highlight transboundary issues, address the safety of environmental defenders and call out state and business practices that are impacting negatively on the environment and the lives of local communities.

This round of grants comes from EJN’s Asia-Pacific program and is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

For the purposes of this grant call, they are accepting applications from South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia and the Pacific region but not Australia or New Zealand.

Applications are open to journalists (online, print, television, radio) and other expert media practitioners with experience in investigative reporting and covering environmental issues. They encourage applications from freelancers and staff from all types of media organizations – international, national, local and community-based.

They are seeking to support both early career and senior journalists with many years of reporting experience. They’ll accept both individual and group applications, but for the latter, they ask that the application is made in the name of one lead applicant who will receive the grant on the group’s behalf, if awarded.

They expect to award around 30 grants averaging USD 1,500 depending on the proposal and needs. They will consider larger grant amounts for stories using innovative or investigative approaches that may be more costly and time-consuming.

For more information and in order to apply, please visit the official web page.

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Pays hôte: Asia/Pacific

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