Application Deadline:

Samsa launches a call for applications for the COP26 event dedicated to the fight against global warming. The conference will take place from November 1st to November 12th, 2021 in Glasgow. The stakes of this new COP concern first of all the SIDS (Small Island Developing States). This call invites journalists from these Member States to apply to be trained on the specificities of COP26 and coached to cover the event at a distance through their media in a logic of international cooperation with other island media.

With the support of a major international organization, Samsa participates in capacity building and skills in the media in emergency and disaster situations. For this reason, Samsa wishes to train about thirty media from these SIDS to enable them to inform their audiences in the most accurate way on the issues and local consequences of the debates and decisions of COP26.List of Small Islands Developing States (SIDS)

Conferences of this type are difficult to follow and cover for journalists from the media of these SIDS. These difficulties are even more acute in the context of the health constraints linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, Samsa proposes a training program for about thirty media. 

The support will be operated in two phases: 

1 – During the month of September and October 2021, participants will have access to distance learning modules on Samsa’s LMS (learning management system).

2 – One week before and during the 2 weeks of the COP26 event, participants will be integrated into the collaborative newsroom. The latter is a temporary organization gathering remotely the journalists involved in the program as well as the two experts in charge of the coaching. This space will allow the creation of synergies and the initiation of editorial partnerships. 


Eligibility criteria: 

  • Prove professional journalistic experience
  • Be a regular employee or freelancer for a SIDS media
  • Be interested in covering global warming issues 
  • No age limit is imposed. 

Announcement of results :

Deadline for applications: 

  • July 31, 2021 at 11:00 pm GMT

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the SAMSA Training for Journalists from Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

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