South America

June 25, 2021

DEADLINE: A Digital Path to Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Latin America — Fall 2021 Virtual Program

This twice-yearly virtual program on entrepreneurship and innovation for young journalists in Latin America is accepting applications until Jun 25 for the 15-week Fall 2021 program. Fellows receive ICFJ-led virtual orientation, professional virtual newsroom attachments, professional mentoring and a $1,700 grant for their digital project.

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Brazil Special Force To Protect The Yanomami From Wildcat Gold Miners

"The Brazilian government on Monday authorized the employment of the National Security Force (FNS) to protect the Yanomami indigenous people and their reservation lands for 90 days in the northern state of Roraima bordering Venezuela."

Source: Reuters, 06/15/2021

Uncovering Inequality’s Roots in Timber Poaching

Journalist Lyndsie Bourgon had covered timber poaching in the Pacific Northwest for over a decade when she decided to expand her scope, heading to the Peruvian Amazon to explore old-growth poaching there. In FEJ StoryLog, she shares the ups and downs of that project, made possible in part by a grant from the Society of Environmental Journalists’ Fund for Environmental Journalism.

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“Routledge Handbook of Environmental Journalism”

While a “Handbook of Environmental Journalism” might initially sound like a scholarly work on environmental journalism, our BookShelf reviewer finds that the volume reads more like an engaging assembly of accessible accounts on the profession from colleagues across the planet. That makes it a rich resource for working journalists ... and anyone else with a passing interest in environmental issues and how they’re covered.

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June 27, 2022 to July 1, 2022

2022 World Conference of Science Journalists

Aptly named the 'Science Journalists Reboot,' the World Federation of Science Journalists' 2022 World Conference takes place in Medellín, Columbia, with a variety of virtual conference sessions in the two weeks leading up to the physical events in Medellin.

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