Pitch: AWiM Africa Environment Reporting Programme 2022

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African Women in the Media (AWiM) is calling for pitches for stories that are solutions-based and will call attention to the gendered aspect of environmental issues in Africa with a focus on any of the 12 elements of the African Green Stimulus Program.

Ten pitches will be selected each month and 60 story grants will be released in total for the duration of the project.

Commissioned journalists will get $100 towards their story, editorial coaching as part of a community of practice, free training on solutions reporting on the environment designed in partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network and free training on reporting gender angles of environmental issues.

AWiM is a network for African women working in media industries anywhere globally to positively impact the way media functions in relation to women.

Closing date: Rolling

Requirements

  1. Applicants must be women journalists based in any country in Africa.
  2. Pitches are open to women journalists working in any medium (e.g. online, print, television, radio etc.) and other media practitioners with a history of covering environmental beat.
  3. Pitches from freelance reporters and staff from all types of media organisations – international, national, local and community-based are encouraged.
  4. Applicants must either have a working understanding of English or be able to translate your work as applications will only be accepted in English.

For more information on how to pitch your story idea to AWiM, click here.

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