The Network of Journalists for Responsible and Sustainable Fisheries in Africa (REJOPRA) calls on journalists across Africa to come up with original stories on artisanal fisheries. This call includes proposals for print, online, radio and television.

Written reports (texts + illustrations) will be paid at 300 euros each, while video reporting will be paid at 400 euros each. Payments will be made upon receipt of the final version of the production.

Journalists must submit their proposals in English, French and Portuguese.  Proposals submitted in a language other than the three above mentioned ones will not be considered either for evaluation nor for selection.

  • Submission deadline: 25 March 2020
  • Selected proposition announcement: 30 March 2020
  • Production deadline: 15 April 2020

“In gearing up for the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (2022), we want to highlight not only the actors in small-scale fisheries, the challenges as a result of climate change, but also the adaptation initiatives developed here and there.”,said Dr Emeka Umejei, President of REJOPRA.

Small-scale fishing is one of the main sources of income for the inhabitants living on the African coasts. According to the FAO, the majority of the 12 million Africans depending on fisheries for their livelihoods, including 3.5 million of women, are engaged in the artisanal fisheries sector.

Over the last few decades, the livelihood activities of coastal communities have been impacted by climate change and other economic activities, including trawling, construction of all kinds of infrastructure in coastal communities, etc. The coastal communities have been forced to shift their livelihood activities in order to make the both ends meet.

How to apply:

Each journalist can submit as many story proposals as he or she wishes.

To apply, you must download and fill in the most precise and concise way the Word document «Story Proposal Form» and send it back to us by March 25, 2020 at the latest to the following email address:

Upon application you will receive an acknowledgement of receipt email for your application within the 24h.

Download the form:

Call for Porposals



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