- Indigenous perspectives are often missing from global conversations about biodiversity, climate change and other critical environmental issues. Although traditional Indigenous customs and land-use practices center conservation and sustainability, Indigenous communities’ land rights, sovereignty and safety are constantly under threat by governments and corporations seeking to exploit natural resources.
- Indigenous journalists – and stories about Indigenous issues told from Indigenous perspectives – are under-represented in mainstream media.
- For this reason, it is critical to support Indigenous voices in the field of journalism to amplify the challenges faced by Indigenous communities, and the resilience they demonstrate in countering them.
- Led by experienced journalism trainers and thematic experts, this workshop will explain the importance of Indigenous environmental reporting, and issues such as climate justice, biodiversity, sustainable ecosystems, Indigenous knowledge and other issues related to the rights and well-being of Indigenous peoples and communities.
- It will also build valuable journalistic skills to help participants strengthen their reporting and storytelling skills, and make their stories more appealing to wider audiences that include the general public and decision-makers.
- Participants will be taken on a field trip and hear about issues faced by local Indigenous communities and will have the opportunity to report on these issues for their media outlets after the workshop. EJN will bear the travel, accommodation, and meal costs of selected participants.
- This media training workshop is part of EJN’s Green Recovery Project supported by Svenska Postkodstiftelsen (the Swedish Postcode Foundation).
- The workshop is open to Indigenous journalists from any country who are self-motivated and interested in covering Indigenous environmental issues.
- They welcome applications from journalists from print, television, online and/or radio, with a demonstrated track record of producing incisive, in-depth stories.
- Please note:
- Selected participants must commit to attending both days of the workshop.
- The workshop will be conducted in English so applicants must have a good level of understanding of technical English.
- EJN and their partners and donors have the right to edit, publish, broadcast and distribute any stories produced for your media outlet as a result of your participation in the workshop, once they have been published/broadcast in the original media outlet.
For more information, visit https://earthjournalism.net/opportunities/media-workshop-on-indigenous-environmental-reporting-2023