Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN)  and O Eco  have developed a Fellowship program to bring journalists to the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development , to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Fellowship program will start on June 14th, when the Fellows will arrive in Rio. The days prior to the Rio+20 Summit will include journalism training sessions, pre-Summit conferences, and at least one field trip. The Fellows will cover the Summit itself on June 20-22 and return home on June 23rd.
EJN and O Eco will cover travel to the Summit, accommodation for the duration of the Fellowship program, and a daily allowance.
All applicants must commit to attend for the full length of the Fellowship program and provide a letter of support from their editor/producer/supervisor confirming that
- They can attend for the entire period of the program
- The material they produce during the program will be published or broadcast by their media outlet.
- This materials can be re-produced on the program’s website, with full credit given to original media outlet.
Freelancers are welcome to apply, but must provide a support letter from a media house that will publish or broadcast their coverage of the Summit.
All applicants must apply online here . At the moment, we only have funding to support 15 journalists, and it is expected that a majority of them will come from Latin America. Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to covering sustainable development issues, and be fluent in either English, Spanish or Portuguese (fluency in more than one of these languages is a plus).
The deadline for all applications to the Fellowship program is April 25th, 2012 at 23:59 Rio time. This Fellowship program is being carried out with the support of Fundo Vale and a private contributor to Internews.