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FULLY FUNDED: Apply for this Global South’s Climate Storytellers by CNN Academy, in collaboration with The Rockefeller Foundation

In the face of the unprecedented heatwaves, storms, and droughts experienced in 2023, the global community grapples with the relentless impact of climate change. Particularly, the regions of Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia, often most severely affected, are in dire need of heightened awareness and immediate action. CNN Academy, in collaboration with The Rockefeller Foundation, is taking a significant step by empowering 15 young journalists from developing nations. Together, they are launching an innovative program aimed at amplifying their voices and highlighting stories that demand our attention.

What We Provide:
The selected participants will embark on a transformative journey, immersing themselves in the intricacies of climate change reporting through a comprehensive training program offered by CNN Academy. During this program, they will learn:
1. Understanding Climate Science: Gaining a deep understanding of climate science and its impact on local communities.
2. Investigative Journalism: Mastering techniques and data-driven reporting methods specifically tailored to climate change.
3. Effective Communication: Developing the ability to convey complex scientific information to diverse audiences with clarity and impact.
4. Ethical Reporting: Navigating ethical considerations, fostering community engagement, and ensuring fair representation in climate reporting.
5. Multimedia Storytelling: Embracing various mediums, including visual storytelling, video production, and engaging on social media.
6. Fact-Checking and Combating Misinformation: Acquiring the skills to verify sources, counter misinformation, and uphold the highest journalistic standards.

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Additional Information

Host Institution
CNN and Rockefeller Foundation
Program Type
Fully Funded
Program Benefits
The participants who are chosen will enjoy the following benefits:
- Comprehensive sponsorship that covers expenses for travel, accommodation, training materials, and meals throughout the program.
- A valuable CNN Academy Certificate of Completion once they successfully complete the training.
- An exclusive opportunity to present their final documentaries on either CNN or a CNN Academy platform, guaranteeing that their stories reach a worldwide audience.
Eligibility Criteria
We’re looking for passionate individuals who:

Reside and work in a Global South country.
Identify as content creators, journalists, or storytellers in early career stages.
Demonstrate a keen interest in climate change storytelling with a relevant portfolio.
Possess strong English communication skills.
Commit to actively participating in the entire training program and applying acquired skills to their reporting projects.
Are available to attend the Climate Storytelling Simulation in Abu Dhabi from December 3rd to December 10th.
Application Procedure
Click on the official link below to apply

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