Mongabay opens new call for applications for the scholarship for young environmental journalists

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The climate crisis, the accelerated loss of primary forests and ecosystems, the energy transition, threats against indigenous communities that protect various ecosystems and the overexploitation of the seas are some of the major issues that require urgent and continuous coverage. However, young journalists interested in tackling problems like these in Latin America have a hard time finding a space to specialize and gain experience. Even more difficult is accessing the media where they can publish their first stories. In response to this situation, Mongabay launched the Y.Eva Tan Environmental Journalism Fellowship six months ago, a program that provides opportunities for young journalists from countries that are tropical biodiversity hotspots to report on critical environmental issues while receiving training valuable information and gain experience to advance their journalism career. Astrid Arellano, a journalist for Mongabay Latam, at a turtle release in Sonora, Mexico. Photo: private archive. The Y. Eva Tan Environmental Journalism Fellowship program, which began its first cycle in October 2022, will benefit 12 fellows a year—six for the global team that reports in English and six for the Latin American team that publishes in Spanish. Selected fellows will gain valuable experience working with our news outlet’s editors, develop reporting skills, and build a portfolio of original publications that will help advance their journalism careers. This scholarship is based on the internship program…This article was originally published on Mongabay

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