UNEP Launches Young Environmental Journalist Award Africa

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.

The award is made possible through funding support from the Government of the United States of America.

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.

Source: United Nations Information Centre Pretoria

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