Vides tematikā ienteresētiem žurnālistiem iespēja piedalīties ANO Rio+20 konferencē


European Youth Press (EYP) aicina jaunos vides tematikā ieinteresētus žurnālistus iesaistīties sadarbībā ar Apvienoto Nāciju Vides programmu (UNEP). 50 eiropas žurnālisti tiks aicināti veidot rakstus, sižetus, podcast un foto par ilgspējīgu attīstību. Projekts notiek saistībā ar Rio+20 Apvienoto Nāciju konferenci, kas norisināsies Riodeženeiro no 20. jūnija līdz 22. jūnijam. Pieteikšanās termiņš 16. februāris.

European Youth Press (EYP) is calling on all young journalists interested in environmental reporting to get involved in our latest collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

We are seeking 50 young European journalists to create articles, broadcasts, podcasts, and photo journals on the subject of sustainability in light of the upcoming Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio in June 20 – 22 2012. Media contributions should focus on solutions being put in practice in different places in Europe to respond to the challenges to sustainability the world is facing.

The work of the chosen journalists will be uploaded to the website of the UNEP campaign GreenUp ( Three of the most consistent and high quality contributors will be selected to report from the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 20 – 22 June.

EYP also aims to create a dedicated working group for young environmental journalists in which all selected 50 participants will be expected to be actively involved.


Young European journalists between 18-30 years old with an interest in and a passion for environmental journalism (proven interest is a plus) who are able to produce mostly audiovisual materials. Since the working language is English, a proficient level of written and spoken English is required.


Send a two-page CV and portfolio (emphasising any environmental reporting experience) to by Thursday 16 February 2012.

The portfolio may consist of a list of links to published material/scans. If the material is not in English, a short summary in English for each media item is required. Applications sent after the deadline or including an incomplete CV or a CV in a language other than English will be automatically considered ineligible.

What next?

If you are among the 50 journalists chosen, you will be asked to submit as many relevant quality media items as possible between 1 March and 15 April 2012.
And Rio+20?

The three most active, impressive and genuinely interested (yes, all three!) journalists will be selected to report from the United Nations Sustainable Development Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 20 – 22 June 2012.

For any questions please write to

This call is part of the EYP project “Reporting on the green economy”, which has received a grant from Internews under the Earth Journalism Grant program.