Grants for reporting on fisheries in West Africa

| October 30, 2017

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Internews’ Earth Journalism Network is offering grants to support reporting on threats or solutions to managing West African fisheries.

The goal is to improve journalists’ ability to tackle issues of overfishing, illegal fishing, food security, and ocean governance. The project aims to use stories and investigations to explore the economic and social consequences of overfishing on coastal communities.

Stories and applications may be in either English or French. Special consideration will be given to applicants looking to conduct in-depth, investigative, or enterprise reporting.
The Earth Journalism Network is offering up to US$500 per grant, with some flexibility for deep, investigative stories that use innovative approaches to storytelling. Applicants should provide a detailed budget.

The following formats can include a combination of text, video, photos, graphics, and/or maps:

  • Investigative feature: 1,500 – 3,500 words
  • News article: 700 – 1,500 words
  • Video package: Video piece (2 – 6 minutes in length)
  • Online multimedia package: Interactive website

The deadline to apply is Nov. 13, 2017.

For more details about the reporting grants, please see: