Community Hangout | Caribbean Climate Justice Journalism Fellowship Application Tips 🌴

The Climate Journalism Fellowship in the Caribbean region aims to empower and assist climate journalists in reporting on climate justice issues.

Calling all Caribbean journalists passionate about climate justice reporting! πŸ“°

πŸ“° We’re excited to announce that applications are now open for the third cycle of our Caribbean Climate Justice Journalism Fellowship!

This Fellowship is designed to empower and support dedicated climate journalists throughout the Caribbean region to effectively report on climate justice issues. After completing two cycles, we’ve implemented some exciting upgrades that we’re sure you’ll appreciate!

Join us for an exclusive community hangout where you’ll get insider tips and tricks on how to craft a winning application for the Fellowship. Plus, hear firsthand experiences from past Fellows who will be there to share their journey! Whether you’re an experienced journalist or just starting out, this is your opportunity to make a real impact in climate journalism in our region. 🌴

 Here are the details:

πŸ“… Date: Tuesday, April 16th, 2024
πŸ•™ Time: 10am (AST | Trinidad and Tobago time)
πŸ’° Cost: Free
⏳ Duration: 60 minutes
πŸ“ Where: Google Meet (details provided upon registration)

Johannes Damodar Patak, Caribbean Programmes Officer and Journalism Mentor, Climate Tracker | πŸ“ Suriname
With a focus on human rights and climate change, Johannes is deeply passionate about journalism and communication. He has a solid educational background in law and extensive experience as a journalist. Johannes’ commitment to continuous learning led him to participate in prestigious programs such as the Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists in the United States and the Familiarization Tour to India for journalists, where he delved into critical issues.

Hipolito Novelo, Caribbean Journalism Mentor | πŸ“ Belize
Hipolito Novelo is a Caribbean Journalism Mentor who works at News 5 Belize. He is an award-winning journalist with more than twelve years in the field. He has worked in radio, television, and print and is currently focusing on digital media. He has worked with media outlets like the New York Times and collaborated with organisations, production companies and networks such as Dorothy St Pictures, Discovery+, Campside Media, Media Institute of the Caribbean, and Earth Journalism Network. He is passionate about climate change reporting and aims to increase awareness and youth participation in climate discussions.

Vishani Ragobeer | πŸ“ Guyana
Vishani is a young Guyanese journalist currently reporting with NewsRoom Guyana. She has a special interest in science journalism and is a Climate Tracker alum fellow, having reported on the COP26 climate negotiations virtually and COP28 in Dubai in-person.

Carlos Edill Berrios Polanco | πŸ“ Puerto Rico
Carlos is a freelance journalist from Puerto Rico. His work has appeared in Latino Rebels, Unicorn Riot, 9 Millones, among others. His beat is climate, conflict, and the intersection of the two.

Richie Ferrol | πŸ“ Dominica
Richie is a multimedia journalist, formerly with the WICE QFM radio station. He has 8+ years of experience and now works as a Freelance Journalist with a strong interest in stories which focus on climate justice, the environment and its preservation, human interest stories, eco-friendly community-based programs, and environmental advocacy.

Don’t miss out on this chance to be part of a community of passionate journalists dedicated to reporting on climate justice issues in the Caribbean. Register now to secure your spot and let’s work together to make a difference!

See you there! πŸŽ‰

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