Mekong Journalism Reporting Fellowship



In partnership with the Internews Earth Journalism Network (EJN), the East-West Center is offering the 2020 Mekong Water Security Reporting Fellowship opportunity for 15 journalists from the Mekong region, which will include: 

  • Virtual sessions with topical experts from the US and the Mekong region on themes related to water security trends on the Mekong and international transboundary rivers governance and best practices.

  • Interactive skill-based trainings in data journalism, solutions journalism, investigative reporting, and fact-checking 

  • One-on-one reporting mentorship support 

  • Financial grant opportunities to produce a story, or series of stories on topics aligned with fellowship themes 

The partnership between the EJN and EWC will strive to strengthen reporters’ capacity in environmental reporting on-the-ground, while providing consistent reporting mentorship, and support in disseminating high quality reporting products. 

This project activity extends and builds on the successes of journalist reporting tours and fellowships led by the Seminars and Journalism Program.




Katie Bartels

Program Coordinator, Professional Development Program