South America

October 11, 2015

DEADLINE: UNDP Climate Change Storytelling Contest

This United Nations Development Programme contest provides young journalists in developing countries a unique opportunity to contribute to the global debate on climate change in the run-up to COP21, while building their capacity, and providing recognition for excellence. Winners will be funded to attend and cover COP21. Enter by Oct 11.

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"Rio Water Pollution Suspected as Cause of 13 U.S. Rowers' Illnesses"

"RIO DE JANEIRO - Thirteen rowers on the 40-member U.S. team came down with stomach illness at the World Junior Rowing Championships - a trial run for next summer's Olympics - and the team doctor said she suspected it was due to pollution in the lake where the competition took place."

Source: AP, 08/12/2015
March 9, 2018

DEADLINE: Lorenzo Natali Media Prize

The European Commission rewards journalists for outstanding reporting on issues such as poverty eradication, and the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. Open to professional journalists for online, print or audio-visual works. Cash prizes of €5000. Enter by Mar 9, 2018.

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Pope, in Ecuador, Urges More Protection of Rain Forest and Its People

"QUITO, Ecuador — Pope Francis on Tuesday called for increased protection of the Amazon rain forest and the indigenous people who live there, declaring that Ecuador must resist exploiting natural riches for “short-term benefits,” an implicit rebuke of the policies of President Rafael Correa."

Source: NY Times, 07/08/2015
August 7, 2015

DEADLINE: IRP Reporting Trip to Ecuador

The International Reporting Project (IRP) invites applications for an expenses-paid group reporting trip on health and development issues in Ecuador on October 18-29, 2015. Apply by Aug 7.

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