Workshop: Reporting Climate Change in Indonesia

Deadline: 01 May 2018
Open to: journalists from Asian countries listed in the eligibility criteria
Benefits: covered transport and subsistence costs


This programme will draw on the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s long track record of covering climate change and climate funding for a global audience. It will feature an intensive 5-day workshop (18 June- 22 June) in Indonesia.  The workshop will introduce participants to climate finance, as well as related areas like carbon markets and the cost of disaster management, always using real case studies. It will also demonstrate how data journalism could be applied to this topic. Participants will then receive support from project editors to help them produce original stories. Modest funding will be available to help with reporting costs.

If you are new to climate funding, there are plenty of resource to help you familiarise yourself with the subject. Recommended  resource are: the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s dedicated news on climate change, as well as Climate Funds Update and the ODI’s “10 things to know about climate finance in 2016”.



  • Journalists working for domestic media in the following countries may apply: Indonesia, China, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Lao PDR, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, or Thailand;
  • Journalists in Australia, New Zealand and Japan may also apply, however if successful they will have to cover the costs of their participation;
  • Journalists working in any medium may apply – print, radio, TV, online;
  • Journalists who are comfortable with numbers and an interest in climate change. Data journalists are encouraged to apply;
  • Journalists must be fluent in English;
  • Journalists must have a minimum of one year’s experience. They should either be working full-time for a media organisation, or a freelancer whose main work is journalism.


The organizer will cover all transport and subsistence costs of journalists participating in this programme. However any journalists who attend from Australia, New Zealand or Japan will have to cover their own costs of participation.

How to apply?

You can find the application form on this link.
When applying you will be asked to upload the following documents – please have these ready:

  • 2 work samples (maximum file size 5 MB);
  • A letter from your editor consenting to your participation in the programme and committing to publish/broadcast resulting stories.

Please read more information on the official website.