SIRI - Climate Crisis Coverage Application

In recognition of World News Day and its accompanying theme of the Climate Crisis, WAN-IFRA Women in News will host a special edition of its Social Impact Reporting Initiative Reporting Assignments for all women journalists who have engaged with WAN-IFRA Women in News since 2010.

Journalists from the following countries are eligible: 

Africa: Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Arab Region: Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon,Palestine

Southeast Asia: Indonesia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Vietnam

SIRI aims to shine a light on at-risk or vulnerable communities while also providing short-term relief to journalists that are facing acute financial stress. Since its launch last year, in exceptional cases, SIRI has been expanded to provide exceptional financial support to journalists in response to political or environmental crises. 

Applications now closed. 

Minimum number of assignments to be produced: 4

Assignment Fee: EUR3,000

Assignment Languages: N/A

Format: Any (print, digital, radio, podcast, documentary)

Please note: All Applicants must be able to receive funds into a bank account that can receive EUR or USD. Western Union is not an option.

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