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Young Environmental Journalist Award Africa: Deadline 31 December

The United Nations Environment Programme has launched a new competition, the Young Environmental Journalist Award. The award will go to a young journalist who has challenged current thinking, provided new insights or increased public understanding of the environment in Africa in 2010. Topics could include local development, pollution or climate change.

Applicants must be between 25 and 35 years old and work for an African news organization. Freelance journalists may also apply. Broadcast, print and online journalists are eligible. The winner will travel to the U.S.A. and visit a number of “green” projects. He or she will also meet with leading environmental figures.

The application deadline is 31 December. The award ceremony will take place during a global conference held in Nairobi from 21 to 25 February 2011.

For more information and to apply online, visit:  http://unep.org/yeja/about.asp.

For more details, you can also contact: yeja.africa@unep.org or Waiganjo Njoroge on +254 20 7625261.

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