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NEWS: Applications invited for climate change journalism fellowships

Panos South Asia invites applications for the South Asia Climate Change Award (SACCA) Fellowships for the year 2013.

The fellowships are being offered by Panos South Asia as part of a Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) project for enhancing climate change awareness and understanding among journalists in South Asia.

Applications are invited from print, television, radio and web journalists writing / reporting on climate change and environment issues from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The fellowships will support writing / reporting stories on climate change from the region. The fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in a training workshop and field trip that will link them with their peers from the neighbouring countries and understand climate-related issues from a South Asian perspective.

Applicants should have a strong motivation for working on climate change related issues in South Asia and should have worked on climate-related stories in their media.

The application, by e-mail, would need to include the following:
1. A covering letter, in which the applicant explains his/her motivation for applying for the fellowship, and how he/she would use the fellowship to build on previous experience (two to three pages).
2. A detailed CV with the names and contact details of two references.
3. Copies of two stories published on climate change or environment. TV/radio journalists can also provide the link to the programme.
4. A copy of a scanned letter from the editor of the applicant’s publication, TV or radio channel supporting the application.

Please write ‘Application for the SACCA Fellowships 2013’ in the subject line of your e-mail application. Applications need to be sent by Friday, 22 February 2013 to

Only successful applicants will be contacted.

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