2021 WAN-IFRA Women in News Social Impact Reporting Initiative For Climate Crisis Coverage

Deadline: October 31, 2021.

In recognition of World News Day and its accompanying theme of telling the story of the Climate Crisis, WAN-IFRA Women in News has announced a special edition of its Social Impact Reporting Initiative (SIRI) Individual Assignments. It is inviting  women journalists, who have engaged with WAN-IFRA Women in News since 2010, to apply for an assignment grant to tell the story of how climate change is affecting vulnerable and at-risk groups in their communities. 

SIRI Climate Change assignments are available to journalists of any medium, with the condition that they are no longer receiving a salary or, in the case of freelance journalists, have faced a loss of contract. The focus of the assignments should be on climate change, and its impact on vulnerable or at risk populations. All stories should be gender aware. What is gender aware?


Journalists from the following countries are eligible to apply: 

Africa: Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Arab Region: Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon,Palestine

Southeast Asia: Indonesia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Vietnam


Individuals may apply for reporting assignments equalling EUR3,000, and have 8 weeks to complete their assignments. 


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