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Join our renewable energy journalism fellowship for the Philippines!

We’ve teamed up with Oxfam Pilipinas to bring a fantastic opportunity to journalists and editors in the Philippines!

THE OPPORTUNITY

We’ll bring together eight young climate journalists and their editors across the Philippines to create a masterclass of climate communications and knowledge sharing. 

The aim of this project is to engage experienced journalists and editors in major news outlets. We want to break down barriers by creating the chance for newsrooms and NGOs to work together to cover climate stories better, specifically on renewable energy (RE) and just energy transition (JET). 

We’ll be connecting national and regional journalists interested in climate reporting so they can learn from each other, and link them to the leading experts in RE and JET space to help them produce a series of powerful stories.

Also, we’ll offer story grants to eight reporter-editor teams to produce eight in-depth climate and energy stories to be published in their national and regional news outlets. These participants will also benefit from an exciting opportunity to take part in our podcast! They’ll chat about their stories, their experiences, and their thoughts on climate journalism in the Philippines. 

Deadline to Apply: Monday 13th September 2021

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

During this fellowship, we’ll be:

  • Coordinating and hosting two sessions of roundtable discussions to help you build your climate journalism, and climate science and renewable energy knowledge;
  • Leading two group training sessions covering Just Energy Transition and Renewable Energy;
  • Conducting two one-on-one sessions; and
  • Granting up to 400 EUR per tandem
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YOUR COMMITMENT AS A SELECTED FELLOW 

Once selected, we will get the ball rolling really quickly! Here’s a taste of what you’ll be jumping straight into:  

  • Participate in the two Roundtable Discussions.
  • Participate in all training sessions.
  • Submit drafts of all your work to Climate Tracker team members in a timely manner.
  • Follow up on editorial reviews.
  • Publish 1 multimedia climate and energy story that can be published in Climate Tracker or in national or regional publications. Oxfam will also have an option to repost on their social media platforms and website after the publication.
  • Submit a fellowship feedback report on your individual experiences.
  • Include in your feature stories that “this story was supported by Oxfam Pilipinas and Climate Tracker”.

Not only is this a great opportunity to build your network in the Philippines and the wider region, it’s also a fantastic chance to gain hands-on experience!

OKAY, WE GOT YOU, RIGHT? WHAT’S NEXT?

We’re reviewing applications as you read this, so make haste and apply TODAY! 

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR IN OUR FELLOWS?

Ideal candidates must:

  • Have at least 3 years of journalism experience
  • Be affiliated with a news or media network
  • Have a hunger to improve as journalists – this is a learning experience
  • Have a proven history of writing quality climate stories

The clock is ticking, and we’re excited to review your submission! 

If you have any questions or experience any difficulties with your application, feel free to contact our Asia Manager – Joanna Nodado – at joanna@climatetracker.org

All the best!