Nelly Bassily | May 4, 2009
Internews invites journalists from around the world to register now, in order to track progress on the Earth Journalism Awards. These awards encourage high quality, local coverage on climate change, leading up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference, December 7-18, 2009, in Copenhagen (COP15). The competition officially opens on World Environment Day, June 5, 2009, when prizes, award categories, and partners will be announced.http://awards.earthjournalism.org/user/register.
At COP15, nations around the world are scheduled to conclude negotiations on the future of the Kyoto Protocol. Through accurate and high quality reporting on climate change issues, the importance of these negotiations can be emphasized and promoted.
An independent international jury will select the Earth Journalism Award winners, who will be invited to participate in capacity building and reporting activities at COP15.
To register and receive more information about the award, please follow this link:
To date, journalists from sub-Saharan Africa are leading the pack in terms of numbers who have registered for updates!