Free Press Unlimited Call for Climate Change Fellowship Program

Free Press Unlimited (FPU) is implementing a programme called “Core Support for Independent Media in the Southern Neighbourhood” with the support of the European Union from 2021 to 2026. The main objective of this programme is to provide comprehensive bespoke core support to pluralism, independence, and resilience of the media sector in the Southern Neighbourhood to withstand existing threats.The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is greatly affected by the changing climate which leads to all kinds of new challenges for the region. Extreme weather conditions, rising sea levels in the Mediterranean and water shortages in other parts pose incredible challenges on people and governments.  Free Press Unlimited believes that journalism in the MENA plays a crucial role in tackling great societal challenges in relation to climate change. Independent information is imperative for both climate accountability towards governments and the private sector, and climate adaptation and building resilience of local communities. The voice of local communities affected by climate change deserve to be heard much more through the media. At the same time Free Press Unlimited aims to provide journalists with the opportunity to develop journalistic approaches that go beyond highlighting the problem, but come with constructive and solution based stories which can be meaningful to local communities and decision makers. Support to journalists in the region can also address safety mechanisms since climate reports can sometimes have security implications.   Climate Change Fellowship Programmes Two Climate Change Fellowship Programmes for journalists in the Southern Neighbourhood will enable 20 fellows to tell a better climate story and inform their audience by creating stories that go beyond highlighting the problem and come with constructive solutions. The first fellowship programme will cover the following topic: How are young people mobilizing for climate action (creation of citizen/political movements, activism,  information campaigns, etc.)?  The second fellowship programme will cover the following topic: Climate change and innovative methods for green economy and energy transition (recycling, renewable energies, green hydrogene etc.) 

Free Press Unlimited Call for Climate Change Fellowship Program
Free Press Unlimited (FPU) is implementing a programme called “Core Support for Independent Media in the Southern Neighbourhood” with the support of the European Union from 2021 to 2026. The main objective of this programme is to provide comprehensive bespoke core support to pluralism, independence, and resilience of the media sector in the Southern Neighbourhood to withstand existing threats.The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is greatly affected by the changing climate which leads to all kinds of new challenges for the region. Extreme weather conditions, rising sea levels in the Mediterranean and water shortages in other parts pose incredible challenges on people and governments.  Free Press Unlimited believes that journalism in the MENA plays a crucial role in tackling great societal challenges in relation to climate change. Independent information is imperative for both climate accountability towards governments and the private sector, and climate adaptation and building resilience of local communities. The voice of local communities affected by climate change deserve to be heard much more through the media. At the same time Free Press Unlimited aims to provide journalists with the opportunity to develop journalistic approaches that go beyond highlighting the problem, but come with constructive and solution based stories which can be meaningful to local communities and decision makers. Support to journalists in the region can also address safety mechanisms since climate reports can sometimes have security implications.   Climate Change Fellowship Programmes Two Climate Change Fellowship Programmes for journalists in the Southern Neighbourhood will enable 20 fellows to tell a better climate story and inform their audience by creating stories that go beyond highlighting the problem and come with constructive solutions. The first fellowship programme will cover the following topic: How are young people mobilizing for climate action (creation of citizen/political movements, activism,  information campaigns, etc.)?  The second fellowship programme will cover the following topic: Climate change and innovative methods for green economy and energy transition (recycling, renewable energies, green hydrogene etc.)