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Samsa launches a call for applications for the COP26 event dedicated to the fight against global warming. The conference will take place from November 1st to November 12th 2021 in Glasgow. The stakes of this new COP concern first of all the SIDS (Small Island Developing States). This call invites journalists from these Member States to apply to be trained on the specificities of COP26 and coached to cover the event at a distance through their media in a logic of international cooperation with other island media. Deadline for applications: July 31, 2021 at 11:00 pm GMT.

With the support of a major international organization, Samsa participates in capacity building and skills in the media in emergency and disaster situations. For this reason, Samsa wishes to train about thirty media from these SIDS to enable them to inform their audiences in the most accurate way on the issues and local consequences of the debates and decisions of COP26.

Conferences of this type are difficult to follow and cover for journalists from the media of these SIDS. These difficulties are even more acute in the context of the health constraints linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, Samsa proposes a training program for about thirty media. 

The support will be operated in two phases: 

1 – During the month of September and October 2021, participants will have access to distance learning modules on Samsa’s LMS (learning management system).

2 – One week before and during the 2 weeks of the COP26 event, participants will be integrated into the collaborative newsroom. The latter is a temporary organization gathering remotely the journalists involved in the program as well as the two experts in charge of the coaching. This space will allow the creation of synergies and the initiation of editorial partnerships. 

Who is the program for? 

Eligibility criteria: 

  • Prove professional journalistic experience
  • Be a regular employee or freelancer for a SIDS media
  • Be interested in covering global warming issues 
  • No age limit is imposed. 

Announcement of results :

  • mid-August 2021

Deadline for applications: 

  • July 31, 2021 at 11:00 pm GMT

Who we are

Samsa.fr and Samsa Africa are two training organizations and consulting companies that support journalists and media in their digital transformation.

Since 2010, Samsa has been working with the most important French-speaking media in France, Switzerland and Belgium (Le Monde, Radio France, France Télévisions, RFI, RTBF, RTS, Le Soir, etc.), with large international organizations (UNESCO, UNICEF, UNFPA) or with international media development agencies (CFI / France, Fondation Hirondelle / Switzerland, Free Press Unlimited / The Netherlands, International Media Support / Denmark, BBC / United Kingdom)