Meet the Amazon Rainforest Advisory Committee

The Amazon RJF advisory committee is composed of leaders in journalism on issues relating to tropical rainforests. Founding members of this committee were the first to envision a fund to support rainforest journalism in the Amazon in a way that is informed by regional perspectives and deep understanding of the context. This vision served as inspiration for the further elaboration of the Rainforest Journalism Fund.

Members of the Amazon RJF advisory committee review and provide independent guidance for proposals for local and regional reporting projects focusing on tropical rainforests in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. Jonathan Watts, Chair of the Amazon Rainforest Journalism Fund advisory committee, engaged the interest of NICFI (the initiative's funder) and facilitated discussions which eventually led to the creation of the Rainforest Journalism Fund. The committee also helps to develop annual convenings for journalists reporting from and on the Amazon Basin. Current members of the Amazon RJF Advisory Committee are:

To learn about the first annual Rainforest Journalism Fund convening in the Amazon region, please visit our update.

Eliane Brum’s speech, “Why the Amazon is the Center of the World,” is available here in Portuguese and English.

To contact Verónica Goyzueta, the Amazon Regional Coordinator, please email [email protected].

To contact Detty Saluling, the Rainforest Journalism Fund Manager, please email [email protected]

Apply For a RJF Grant

To apply for a Rainforest Journalism Fund reporting grant, please visit the Grants page.

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