Application Due date: 28 th February, 2020:.
InfoNile welcomes reporters in the 11 Nile Basin nations to send propositions for thorough investigative multimedia journalism stories on dangers to biodiversity in Nile basin lakes. These stories become part of a series of stories concentrating on biodiversity in the Nile Basin and will feed into a last information journalism task consisting of interactive maps and stories..
The Nile Basin hosts the Fantastic Lakes of Africa to name a few. These lakes are biodiversity hotspots, comprising distinct environments consisting of a myriad of animals and plants. Nevertheless, the natural heritage in these lakes is being threatened by a vast array of problems, for instance; Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania, which is environment to more than 1,500 plant and animal types, of which 40% are endemic, is threatened by population development, overexploitation of biological resources, intrusive types and contamination to name a few, while Lake Turkana in Kenya and Ethiopia is threatened by the effects from the building and construction of Gibe III dam.
Concerns to respond to in your story: What are the present hazard( s) to biodiversity in the lake and what is triggering them? What is the significance of the threatened biodiversity to the community and the regional population? How are the biodiversity and regional population being impacted by these dangers? What information or other proof can you discover that shows the scope of the hazard( s)? Which services (if any) are being executed, and are they working? What are other possible services to be gained from that are being executed in other locations?
Your story pitch need to include a strategy to incorporate information analysis and visualization of biodiversity problems on various sectors or subjects pertinent to your story; i.e. environments, human pressures, deterioration, safeguarded locations, types richness, threatened types richness– and signs associating with the effect of the biodiversity on human health, water gain access to and shortage, incomes, and so on “Geo-coded” or geographical information is one of the most chosen, considering that we will utilize it to develop interactive maps and visualizations. Nevertheless, please do not hesitate to incorporate any other sources of reputable information.
Possible sources for information consist of the UN Biodiversity Laboratory and the numerous information platforms on biodiversity in Africa being moneyed by the JRS Biodiversity Structure. Selecting stories from information discovered on these sources will be a benefit in your application.
The output needs to be an thorough multimedia story integrating text, video, photography, audio and information visualization/mapping. Please see these examples of our previous stories to get a concept of the type of multimedia stories we picture: Drawn Dry; The Dark Side of Sudan’s Oil; Swamp City; #SavingSwamps in East Africa ( 4 stories).
Please note that if you get the grant, you will get technical assistance with developing graphics, information visualization and mapping. Nevertheless, you will be needed to shoot video footage and interviews. If you do not have that proficiency, please propose a videographer you can take a trip with who can gather video footage.
Stories can be released in other languages however need to likewise be equated into English.
How to Get the Grant:.
Please send the following to [email protected] not behind 28 th February, 2020:.
A one page proposition detailing your story concept. Propositions need to be plainly structured, specifying briefly at the beginning what the story concept is, followed by how and where the story will be investigated, what it intends to expose or contribute, where you will release (particular media companies), and the designated effect of the story. The proposition needs to likewise consist of a prepare for integrating information. Please keep in mind how you will utilize multimedia (video, pictures, audio, and graphics together with text). You need to likewise consist of:.
A moderate suggested spending plan of no greater than $700
A resumé/ CV;.
2 samples of published/broadcast work. Hyperlinks to the released stories are likewise accepted.
Letter of assistance from your editor, specifying that your media house/s will release/ telecast/ transmit your story.
To find out more:.
Go To the Authorities Website of the 2020 Require Reporting Grant Applications: Dangers to Biodiversity in Nile Basin Lakes.