EJN Reporting on Fisheries in Belize, Honduras, Guatemala & Mexico 2024 (Funded) | APPLY NOW

This informs the public about the EJN Reporting on Fisheries in Belize, Honduras, Guatemala & Mexico 2024. Details about the Program are given below.

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About EJN Reporting on Fisheries in Belize, Honduras, Guatemala & Mexico 2024

Stretching for 625 miles along the coast of Belize, Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico, the Mesoamerican Reef (MAR) is the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere. However, less than 10% of the reef is fully protected. With most marine-protected areas in the region still allowing fishing, studies have found that its fish stocks are declining rapidly.

The Mesoamerican Reef is a critically important ecosystem for the region’s economy: A 2019 report from the United Nations Environment Programme and other organizations found that if the reef continues to decline, their value could fall by $3.1 billion per year. In a scenario where the reef is protected, the report calculated the reef system could “unlock” an additional $35 billion for Mesoamerican economies.

Program Details

At this juncture, accurate and engaging media coverage is crucial to inform the public and hold policymakers involved in marine resource management accountable to their commitments.

To bolster journalists’ skills in this area, increase reporting in the region and foster opportunities for networking and collaboration, EJN is hosting an in-depth fisheries journalism workshop in Belize City from April 12-14, 2024. The workshop will bring together journalists from Belize, Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico, subject matter experts, community leaders and other relevant stakeholders.


Journalists based in Belize, Honduras, Mexico and Guatemala are eligible for this opportunity. For journalists who are employed as staff at their media outlets, written permission from their editor is required to attend. Both staffers and freelancers will need to secure a written commitment to publish any stories that may result from the workshop.

For the purposes of this workshop opportunity, we will accept applications in English. Applicants must have a sufficient understanding of English to participate in the workshop, although stories may be produced in any language.

Applications are open to journalists working in any medium (online, print, television, radio, multimedia). We welcome applications from early-career journalists and experienced reporters with a track record of covering fisheries issues.

We encourage applications from freelance reporters and staff at all types of media organizations – international, national, local and community-based.

EJN reserves the right to disqualify applicants from consideration if they have been found to have engaged in unethical or improper professional conduct, including, but not limited to, plagiarism and/or submitting AI-generated content as their own.


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  • If you start the application and want to come back and complete it later, you can click ‘Save Draft.’ To return to the draft, you’ll need to go back to the opportunity and click ‘Apply now’ again to finalize the application. Applications should provide a detailed budget in an Excel spreadsheet with justification for the amount requested. Download the budget template now by clicking on this link.

If you encounter difficulties with submitting your application or have questions about the grants, please email info.ejn@internews.org. Do not contact any other Internews email regarding this opportunity, as we will not receive it.    

Application Deadline

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is 22 February 2024.

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