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Environmental Crime Journalism Fellowship

On 7 June 2023, WCP Zambia launched the Environmental Crime Journalism Fellowship (ECJ). This fellowship is designed to empower young media professionals in Zambia with a better understanding of environmental and climate rights issues and how best to report these stories in a well-informed and balanced manner.

Through immersive learning experiences, interactive sessions, and hands-on fieldwork, journalists gain invaluable insights into the complexities of environmental crimes and the importance of fact-based reporting in combating misinformation.

The Media Fellowship aims to:

  • Encourage well-researched reporting environmental and conservation reporting.
    Leverage powerful storytelling, both in visual and non-visual formats, to build public awareness and engagement.
  • Support regional and local media journalists.
  • Highlight or expose critical environmental crime and conservation issues in Zambia.
  • Improve the availability of credible and diverse narratives.
  • Improve the media spaces to make them more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible.
  • Improve access to skills development for high-quality and responsible journalism.