The UN Climate Negotiations in Bonn, Germany
The Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) led by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network is pleased to announce Fellowship opportunities for journalists to attend the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn, Germany in mid-November 2017.
Formed in 2007 by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN), Panos London and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the CCMP has brought developing country journalists to the annual UN climate summits since 2007. This has enabled them to cover the summit for their home media organizations, work with experienced and knowledgeable journalists from around the world, and gain a multifaceted understanding of climate change’s global impact. Numerous regional organizations also play a supporting role in the partnership. This year’s Fellowship program will be a partnership between EJN and the Stanley Foundation.
To be eligible for this Fellowship, applicants must:
- Be a professional journalist from or representing an established media house;
- Fill out the application form using the link below, including answering essay questions that illustrate his/her experience reporting on climate change issues and the kinds of stories you might pursue at the conference;
- Be available to travel to Bonn, Germany with arrival on Nov 10th and departure on Nov 18th;
- Commit to participate in all Fellowship activities;
- Provide a letter of support from an editor, producer or supervisor who can confirm your ability to publish or broadcast your material in an established media organization. Freelancers are welcome to apply, but must provide a letter of support.
Criteria for evaluating applicants will include the prospective Fellow’s demonstrated experience covering climate change and other environmental topics, their interest in continued coverage of these issues, and their audience and outlet reach. We also particularly welcome applications from journalists who identify as indigenous peoples.
The CCMP fully respects the editorial independence of all journalists. Throughout the conference, Fellows are free to report as they see fit. As well as the requirements above, we ask that journalists agree to cross-post all stories they file during COP 23 on the Earth Journalism Network website.
As part of the Fellowships, the CCMP will:
- Cover travel, lodging, and several group meals;
- Reimburse for other meal and transport expenses;
- Help with the press accreditation process, and provide other support services.
Please note that the process of obtaining a visa is a Fellow’s responsibility; however, visa costs can be reimbursed.
How to apply
To submit an application, please sign up for an EJN account.
When you submit the registration form, you will receive an e-mail containing a link that directs you to set your password (if you don’t find the e-mail in your Inbox, please check your spam folder).
Once you have set a password, you can log in to your account to submit an application.
The application form can be accessed by logged-in users here.
As part of the application process, journalists will be asked to submit examples of their work. These can be uploaded as pasted text or links; stories can be sent in a native language as long as they are accompanied by a short English synopsis. A good command of English, however, will be needed to answer the essay questions and will also be important to participate in Fellowship activities.
For more information please visit the official website.