Deadline : July 30, 2021
The Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) invites applications for the 2021 CCMP Reporting Fellowships Program for journalists. Applicants must be Journalists who wish to cover the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). This year’s Conference which was scheduled to be hosted by the United Kingdom, in partnership with Italy but postponed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will now be hosted Glasgow, Scotland. Selected Journalists will receive full sponsorship to travel to Scotland to cover the conference which will take place from October 31 to November 12, 2021.
The Climate Change Media Partnership helps enable journalists from around the world to cover the climate negotiations for their home audiences. Journalists will also benefit from working alongside knowledgeable climate journalists thereby gaining a multifaceted understanding on how countries are working to address climate change’s global impact. CCMP has so far worked with 350 journalists from developing countries and has helped them attend and report on the annual UN climate talks.
Selected Climate Change Media Partnership Fellows will travel to Glasgow to attend the second week of the UN climate negotiations. All fellows will arrive on November 4, 2021 and departure on November 14, 2021.
Selected fellows will be eligible for the following benefits
- The CCMP will offer selected Journalists an economy-class airfare for their travel to and from Scotland.
- You will also receive accommodation for the entire duration of the programme
- The programme will also provide meals, travel insurance, and cover transportation costs to selected Participants.
- Costs elated to meals, COVID testing and other transport expenses incurred in transit will also be reimbursed. The programme will also help facilitate the press accreditation process and also provide logistical support relating to the trip.
To be apply for the Fellowship, you must meet the following conditions
- To apply, you must be a professional journalist from an established media house from a developing country.
- Applicants must demonstrate a good command of the English language.
- You must have experience gained while reporting on climate change issues
- Applicants must be ready to travel to Scotland and attend COP26 in person,
- You must be willing and ready to participate in all activities during the Fellowship
Aplications are submitted online using the online application form provided. You will be asked to request and Provide a letter of support from an editor, producer or supervisor from your pace of work who can confirm that your news reports will be published or broadcast in an established media outlet.
Nevertheless, Freelancers are also welcome to apply, provided that they submit a letter of support from a media outlet for which they intend to report.
Applicants will also be asked to present samples of their work, in form of documents or websites which can be uploaded as documents or web links.
This fellowship program will be attended in person, however, in presence of barriers that may prevent selected Journalists from traveling to Glasgow, the CCMP organizers may offer opportunities for journalists to participate in CCMP activities virtually
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