Working with media houses and independent filmmakers, the distinguished faculty of Aga Khan University’s Graduate School of Media and Communication (AKU-GSMC) will train local journalists to research and produce compelling in-depth reports on Africa’s most urgent environmental crises (givingnatureavoice.org)
Without information and context the local population cannot understand how ecological destruction will degrade their own lives. Only local voices can create the popular groundswell that will goad lawmakers to act, before it’s too late.
AKU-GSMC invites journalists to submit proposals for environmental reporting projects that will make a difference. They can be TV documentaries, short web videos or long-form investigative reports aimed at local or global news markets.
Winners will receive funding and support from the AKU-GSMC, including a scholarship to a special week-long workshop on environmental reporting.
Proposals are welcome for any country in East Africa and should be no longer than one page. Those received by May 30, 2016 will be given preference.
They should include:
- A clear description of the project.
- A timeline: when would you start, and conclude, your work.
- Operational details about how you would staff and execute the project and, if applicable, a history of other projects you have done.
- A proposed budget.
- Biographical information or CV.