About the Congo Basin Rainforest Journalism Fund

The Rainforest Journalism Fund aims to support and build capacity of local, regional, and international journalists reporting on issues related to tropical rainforests. One of the three rainforest regions of focus is the Congo Basin, spanning across countries including the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Cameroon, and Equatorial Guinea.

Any questions about the Congo Basin Rainforest Journalism Fund? Contact Augustine Kasambule, the Congo Basin Regional Coordinator, via email at congobasin.rjf@pulitzercenter.org.

Apply for a Congo Basin RJF Grant

Grants for journalists based in the Congo Basin reporting for local and regional outlets. Applications may be in English or Français.

Learn more about the guidelines for Congo Basin Rainforest Journalism Fund proposals and apply here.

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Regional Advisory Committee

The Congo Basin RJF advisory committee is composed of leaders in journalism on issues relating to tropical rainforests, and members help to inform the priorities and direction of this initiative with their critical understanding of regional and local contexts.

Members of the Congo Basin RJF advisory committee review and provide independent guidance for proposals for local and regional reporting projects focusing on tropical rainforests in the greater region. The committee also helps to develop annual convenings for journalists reporting from and on the Congo Basin.

Congo Basin Grantees

Resources & Events

April 12, 2020

Strengthen Your Pitch to the Rainforest Journalism Fund (Webinar)

May 5, 2020

Investigating Environmental Crime: The Data, The People, The Money (Webinar)

July 24, 2020

Identifier et couvrir les sujets environnementaux peu traités au niveau du Bassin du Congo (Webinar)

View recording on Pulitzer Center site

Projects & Stories

Part of: Drivers of Deforestation in Congo-Brazzaville's Pool

Inside the World of Deforestation in the Republic of the Congo's Pool

Part of: Illegal Gold Mining Creates an Ecological Disaster for Congo-Brazzaville's Sangha Region

Congo-Brazzaville: Gold Mining and the Sangha on the Brink of Ecological Disaster (French)

Part of: Will Community Forests Save Redwoods From Extinction in Haut Katanga?

Haut-Katanga: Can Community Forests Save Rosewood From Extinction? (French)

Apply To Be a Grantee

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

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