Posted by: africanpressorganization | 10 November 2010

UNEP Launches Young Environmental Journalist Award Africa

 


 

 

 

UNEP Launches Young Environmental Journalist Award Africa

 

 

PRETORIA, South Africa, November 10, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in collaboration with the US Government, recently launched the Young Environmental Journalist Award Africa.

 

Radio, television, print and online journalists aged 25 to 35 years from any African country are encouraged to apply.  The prize is an all-expenses-paid trip to the USA, where the winner will follow a specially-designed “green itinerary”, interacting with leading environmental projects, green economy projects, scientists and public figures. 

 

Journalists entering the award may submit one radio, television, print or online report (in English or French) on an environmental issue. Written articles must not exceed 3000 words and radio or television reports should be no longer than six minutes. 

 

Applications are accepted until 31 December 2010 via the award website (www.unep.org/yeja), which also lists the terms and conditions.  Please find attached press release (in English and French) for more information. 

 

Are you a young journalist with a passion for the environment? If so, then the United Nations wants to hear from you!

 

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is launching a major new award – the Young Environmental Journalist Award Africa. 

 

Radio, television, print and online journalists aged 25 to 35 years from any African nation are encouraged to apply. Applications from female journalists are particularly welcome. 

 

The award is made possible through funding support from the Government of the United States of America. The prize is an all-expenses-paid trip to the USA, where the winner will follow a specially-designed “green itinerary”, interacting with leading environmental projects, green economy projects, scientists and public figures. 

 

Journalists entering the award may submit one radio, television, print or online report (in English or French) on an environmental issue. Written articles must not exceed 3000 words and radio or television reports should be no longer than six minutes. 

 

An independent jury will select the winner. The award ceremony will take place during the 26th Session of the UNEP Governing Council / Global Ministerial Environment Forum to be held in Nairobi, Kenya from 21 – 25 February 2011. 

 

Journalists should apply via the award website http://www.unep.org/yeja before 31st December 2010.  Please visit the website for all terms and conditions. 

 

The winner of the Young Environmental Journalist Award will be a new voice for the environment – one that will help to shape opinion in Africa, and beyond, in years to come. 

 

If you fit the bill, visit the website and send UNEP your work!


United Nations Information Centre Pretoria

Web: http://pretoria.unic.org


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United Nations Information Centre Pretoria


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