South America

Lula’s First Pro-Environment Acts Protect Indigenous People And The Amazon

"In the first day of his third mandate as Brazil’s president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, issued measures to protect the Amazon and Indigenous people, acts highly celebrated by environmentalists and activists as a reversal of an anti-environment-and-Indigenous era from predecessor Jair Bolsonaro."

Source: Mongabay, 01/05/2023
February 2, 2023

Webinar: How To Cover Infrastructure

The first of Mongabay's 2023 webinars will feature expert panelists who have reported on, studied and worked on issues related to infrastructure development and its impacts on the environment and local communities. The webinar will focus on regions such as Southeast Asia and Latin America. 7pm ET.

February 1, 2023

DEADLINE: Story Grants To Strengthen Environmental Coverage in the Western Amazon

Internews' Earth Journalism Network is offering story grants of US$1,500 to US$2,500 to journalists to produce stories on transnational conservation crimes in the Amazon Region and the threats faced by Indigenous peoples and local communities in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, and Peru. Deadline: Feb 1, 2023.

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January 18, 2023

DEADLINE: Dom Phillips Reporting Grant — "How to Save the Amazon?"

The Pulitzer Center’s Rainforest Journalism Fund launched this grant in honor of murdered journalist Dom Phillips. Selected proposals for ambitious, wide-reaching journalism projects that investigate the future of the Amazon and how to prevent its collapse will receive the necessary funds to carry out their project. Deadline: Jan 18, 2023.

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"Chile's Artisanal Fishermen Fear Die-Out As Trawling, Climate Bite"

"In small coves along Chile's Pacific coast, artisanal fishermen say life is becoming harder as industrial trawling depletes fish stocks even as they struggle to deal with climate impacts and economic headwinds like the high price of gasoline for boats."

Source: Reuters, 12/23/2022
January 6, 2023

DEADLINE: EJN Scholarships for Journalists To Cover 2023 Biodiversity Conferences

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) invites professional environmental journalists from low- or middle-income countries to apply for travel grants of up to $2,500 to attend and report from conferences and global summits related to biodiversity issues that are taking place in 2023. Deadline: Jan 6, 2023.

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September 19, 2023 to September 22, 2023

Global Investigative Journalism Conference and Fellowships Deadline

The 2023 conference will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, Sep 19-22, with more than 150 expenses-paid fellowships available to both established and promising journalists in developing and transitioning countries, and for journalists from disenfranchised communities, to participate in-person.

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"Parched Peru Is Restoring Pre-Incan Dikes To Solve Its Water Problem"

"On a mountainside high above Peru’s capital, Javier Obispo pauses from the backbreaking work of renovating an amuna. The abandoned irrigation dike distributed water before Europeans came to South America."

Source: Washington Post, 12/13/2022


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