This is an opportunity provided by the Exploring the Profit and Loss of Biodiversity Destruction programme: Find out more
Are you a journalist reporting on Biodiversity in Indonesia and/or Malaysia?
Thomson Reuters Foundation’s dual-track bootcamp offers an excellent opportunity for journalists and CSOs to collaborate towards the mitigation of the loss of biodiversity in their countries, and globally. Led by world-class trainers and experts, the bootcamp will be conducted over three consecutive days using Zoom and other interactive online tools to connect participants in engaging real-time video seminars.
Failure to deal with growing economic physical and social risks around biodiversity loss, will inevitably result in a more uncertain, perilous, and costly future. The main challenge is to demonstrate that there is a real opportunity for investors and policymakers to deliver more environmentally sustainable, socially just and resilient economies post-COVID-19, effectively meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS), climate change targets (CoP 26) and Environmental, Social, Governance disclosures (ESG). Journalists, NGOs and Civil society organisations (CSOs) have to work together to raise awareness through high-quality and reliable information that shape public discourse and decision-makers.
The dual-track programme aims to strengthen trust between journalists and NGOs/CSOs by upskilling journalists to better report on the topic and enhancing CSOs’ communications to effectively communicate their message to the media. The first two days, journalists and CSOs will be trained separately, and the third day, the whole group will join for networking and collaborative exercises.
Dates: 08 -10 June 2022 | Free participation upon strict selection
Timing: From 9am Jakarta/ 10 am Kuala Lumpur to 1pm Jakarta/ 2pm Kuala Lumpur
Location: Online (Indonesia and Malaysia)
Application deadline: 30 April 2022
FREE participation with the opportunity for £300 production grant for talented journalists
(from August 2022 to October 2022).
Certification: Participants who engage in at least 80% of the sessions will receive a certificate from Thomson Reuters Foundation and will benefit for enrolling in the Alumni Club (exclusive invitation to brainstorming sessions with experts).
Who Can Apply
- Journalists with experience or strong interest in biodiversity and climate change, businesses and social performance, and/or human rights.
- Applicants must be based in Indonesia or Malaysia (or covering specifically these countries)
- Applicants must be full-time journalists or regular contributors for media organisations with a minimum of three years’ professional experience.
- Participant must have a high proficiency level of spoken and written English.
- Applicants must have access to a minimum internet speed of 8 MB/second. (You can check the speed of your device by logging from it on www.speedtest.net).
- Applicants must commit to participating in the three days of the bootcamp.