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New opportunities for environmental journalism grants, workshops and awards from Mekong Matters/EJN, our partners, and others.

By Mekong Matters Journalism Network

Mekong Region, May 10, 2017

Below are some new opportunities for environmental journalism grants, workshops and awards from Mekong Matters/EJN, our partners, and others. This includes an upcoming training in Vietnam, focusing on the Mekong Delta.

Please join Mekong Matters Journalism Network on Facebook for regular opportunities and connections with regional journalists covering environment and development issues.


Mekong Delta Journalism Training: Mekong Matters is supporting the event “Mekong Water Security Risks and Narratives in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta” in Can Tho City, Vietnam on May 29-30. Join regional journalists and scientific/government/community experts to learn about the impacts of climate change and hydropower and other development on water, food and communities. The event is sponsored/facilitated by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network, Can Tho University, PanNature, the Embassy of Sweden to Vietnam, Vietnam Forum for Environmental Journalists, USAID and CEPF.  There are still three spots open for journalists from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar or Thailand. Please email a statement of your interest and experience to: by Monday May 15, or contact her for more info on the agenda. 

Mekong ICT Camp:. Journalists, technical specialists, activists work together using technology and information to solve development issues in the Mekong region at the bi-annual Mekong ICT Camp in Cambodia. Apply by May 25.

Land issues course: Summer School on Land Relations in the Mekong Region, 24-28 July 2017 by the Mekong Land Research Forum. Apply to attend a week-long intensive summer school program on land research in the Mekong Region. Apply by May 31

Online Security for Journalists: What needs to be done to ensure that a journalist’s sources and data are secure? Check out this package of tips, tools and resources on The Mekong Eye.

Asian Environmental Journalism Awards: 2017 awards nomination opportunities are now open. Apply yourself for various awards including journalist, young journalist, story of the year etc..

Forest Story Opportunities: For journalists in Myanmar and Vietnam: Mongabay is looking for stories from your countries on the human impact on the world’s forests, related to issues such as energy extraction, logging, mining, fires, war, agriculture, and infrastructure expansion.​​​

Environmental Blogs, Resources or Stories: Please submit to The Mekong Eye if you would like to publish or republish content on the region’s environmental journalism site. Contact


Mekong Region: Join/follow the regional: Mekong Matters Journalism Network

Cambodia: Join/follow the newly formed Cambodia Environmental Journalism Network

Myanmar: Join/follow the newly formed Myanmar Environmental Journalism Network

Thailand: Join/follow the Thai Society of Environmental Journalists

Vietnam:  Join Vietnam Forum of Environmental Journalists or follow their Facebook

Global: Join/follow Earth Journalism Network

Survey: Please take our Mekong environmental journalism survey Are you a journalist who reports on Mekong region environmental issues. Please help us. This 10-15 minute survey will help program planners and researchers assess the sector and understand your work and interests.


Ocean Journalism Fellowship: WHOI Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship: Apply by May 12 to study ocean issues.

Chinese journalists program: The International Journalists’ Programmes (IJP) offers a unique opportunity for talented Journalists working in The People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan to come to Germany

Rule of Law Journalism Award: Global applications for a scholarship/prize for the Anthony Lewis Prize for Exceptional Rule of Law Journalism

Assistance Desk of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) provides financial and administrative assistance to professional journalists and citizen-journalists who have been the victims of reprisals because of their reporting. Get support here.

Women Photographer Grants: inaugural round of project grants for female, female-identifying, and nonbinary photographers

Inclusion in media fellowship: UNAOC launches call for applications for the 2017 edition of its Fellowship Program on “The role of civil society and the media in combatting hatred and fostering inclusion”

Food Sustainability Media Award: Apply to win an award for your food system journalism


The Mekong Eye is the platform for Mekong Matters Journalism Network, which is a project supported by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network. Contact


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