Call for Applications: Mekong Data Journalism Fellowship 2021

The East-West Center and Internews’ Earth Journalism Network, in partnership with the Stimson Center, are jointly offering Fellowships to journalists from Mekong Basin countries that aim to strengthen their data-journalism skills and support data-driven investigations into water security challenges and solutions in the Mekong region.

Selected Fellows will join a series of virtual seminars with experts in fields such as water management, attend an intensive, 80-hour data journalism training and receive one-on-one mentorship support to produce a data-driven media story they will pitch based on topics aligned with the theme of this Fellowship. Exact dates and times of the trainings and seminars will be set later according to participating journalists’ schedules.


  • Applicants must be a national from one of the following countries: Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand or Vietnam.  

  • As the Fellowship will be conducted in English, applicants must be proficient in the English language. We will only be accepting applications in English. 

  • We are seeking journalists (online, print, television, radio) and other expert media practitioners with 2-3 years of journalism experience, preferably including reporting on environmental issues in the Mekong region and with an interest in and basic understanding of how to use data in reporting. 

  • We encourage applications from freelancers and staff from all types of media organizations – international, national, local and community-based. Freelance journalists will need to guarantee publication and should identify the media outlet(s) through which they plan to distribute their stories.

Selection criteria: We are looking for applicants who are: 

  • Passionate storytellers 

  • Curious about data 

  • Can examine an issue from multiple angles 

  • Committed to telling public interest stories 

  • Have a clear idea of an environmental issue they want to cover with data 

  • Open to working together with a diverse team of data experts, designers and editors to tell stories 

How to apply: via website

DEADLINE: 7 March 2021, 11:59 PM, (UTC +13)

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Earth Journalism Network