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Break Free Journalism campaign launch

Today we had our Break Free journalism campaign launch. If you weren’t able to join us live, here is the video:

But if you don’t have time to watch it, here’s a summary for you:

Break Free from fossil fuels is a global campaign that will target the world’s most dangerous fossil fuel projects in order to keep coal, oil and gas in the ground. You can see more information in Breakfree2016.org

Climate Tracker will be part of this campaign – and that is where your role is! The Breakfree journalist campaign is a competition of writers from all over the world. You will write articles focusing on the Breakfree key topics during particular publishing windows.

The first writing window will be from the 5th to the 15th of April, and the second one from the 4th to the 15th of May.


We will largely write about fossil fuels and the Break Free global action. Specific topics will be announced as the campaign goes, so watch out for our announcements.


You can publish in nationally relevant mainstream and trade media. Mainstream media are reputed magazines and daily newspapers you read everyday. Trade media are softer publications that have specific audiences like youth, environmentalists, lawyers, etc.


Yes, you can. They are not the same and you don’t necessarily have to be in one to be in the other. However, to get a chance to be a part of the writing fellowship, you have to write two articles for our first call for articles; to get a chance to join our COP22 team, you have to publish 3 articles for the whole duration of the campaign.


The writing fellowship gives you a chance to hone your skills in writing and knowledge on climate change. We will give you a one-on-one mentorship to develop your skills so you have better chances of getting your articles published in media.


In COP22 we will write to an international and country-specific audience, in order to inform about the negotiations and try to influence them. We will also engage with our country delegations, other civil society organisations and, most importantly, get to know a lot of interesting young people from all over the world!

About Renee Juliene Karunungan

Renee, from the Philippines, is currently Climate Tracker's Outreach Manager. She was a Climate Tracker fellow and was named by The Guardian as one of the "Young Climate Campaigners to Watch Before the UN Paris Summit" in 2015.

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