Climate Change Media Partnership 2022 Reporting Fellowships to COP27 (Fully Funded to Egypt)

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Non-Degree /Short program
  • Number of Opportunity: 22
  • Eligible Region/Countries
    Low- or middle-income countries (Including Afghanistan)
  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 42498
  • Funding Type Fully Funded

Opportunity Description

The Climate Change Media Partnership 2022 Reporting Fellowships to COP27 led by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) & the Stanley Center for Peace and Security are now accepting applications. The Fellowship is intended for journalists who want to cover the 27th United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP27). The conference will be held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, from November 7 to November 18, 2022, and will be hosted this year by the Egyptian government. Since its inception in 2007, the CCMP has invited over 400 journalists from low- & middle-income countries to attend and report on the annual United Nations climate conference.

Organized by: Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) and the Stanley Center for Peace and Security
Supported by: Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Stanley Center for Peace and Security.
Deadline: July 4, 2022
Result Announcement: Early August
Arrival & Departure Date: 5 and 19 November 2022
Fellowship Duration: November 7 to 18, 2022

The CCMP Reporting Fellowship will transport up to 22 journalists from low- and middle-income countries to COP27 this year. This has allowed journalists from around the world to cover the climate talks for their home audiences while also benefiting from working alongside knowledgeable climate journalists & gaining a multifaceted understanding of the actions countries are taking—or not taking—to address the global impact of climate change. CCMP organizers may also award a limited number of virtual fellowships, including mentorship and other assistance from CCMP officials and journalist educators. Whether they are not selected for in-person participation, applicants will be asked if they are interested in a virtual fellowship, in which they would cover the COP online with mentorship support.

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  • To participate in the Fellowship, the CCMP will cover non-refundable economy-class airline, lodging, food, travel insurance (including emergency medical COVID-19 coverage), & transportation costs.
  • The organizers will also compensate all meals and other transportation costs incurred while in route, including COVID testing, as well as ease the press accreditation process and give logistical support for the trip. Please remember that the Fellow is responsible for securing any necessary visas, while the CCMP will pay visa costs.
  • Fellows will receive materials and technical assistance before the start of COP27 to help them prepare for reporting during the conference, including a pre-COP virtual session to meet the team, review reporting options, and ask any questions.
  • Fellows will engage in a number of carefully prepared events throughout their two-week stay in Sharm el-Sheikh, including an orientation session with seasoned climate journalists and specialists on the essential themes at this COP, daily briefings, & interviews with high-level authorities. They will also be guided by EJN trainers, who are seasoned journalists who have covered UN climate meetings.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be a professional journalist or representing an established media organization reporting from a low- or middle-income nation to be eligible for the Fellowship.
  • Excellent mastery of the English language
  • Have prior experience reporting on climate change problems and explicitly outline the types of stories you would like to explore while at the conference.
  • Be accessible and willing to travel to Egypt in person to attend COP27, arriving on November 5 and departing on November 19, 2022.
  • Commit to participate in all Fellowship events.
  • Provide a letter of support from an editor, producer, or supervisor confirming that your news reports will be published or broadcast by a well-known media outlet.
  • Freelancers may apply, but must present a letter of support from a media source for which they intend to report.
  • Applicants will be asked to submit work samples in the form of documents or web links.
  • Stories in any language are welcome as long as a brief English overview accompanies them.
  • Climate change-related clips are preferred.

Application Requirements:

  • Biography and Experience 
  • 2 Work Samples
  • Work Sample Summary 
  • Letter of Support
  • Answer to application questions

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Evaluation Criteria:

  • The potential Fellow’s demonstrated experience covering climate change and other environmental subjects is one of the criteria used to evaluate applicants.
  • Clearly defined reporting plans for the COP.
  • The projected media outlet’s audience reach
  • Geographical distribution of Fellows

For further information about the Climate Change Media Partnership Reporting Fellowships, please refer to the Earth Journalism Network’s website.

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