From 2006 to 2012, we’ve trained over 2,200 journalists from dozens of developing countries in a wide variety of environmental issues, including climate change, biodiversity, water, environment health, and oceans and coastal resources. As a direct result of our activities, these journalists – working in print, radio, TV and online -- have produced over 3,500 stories, not to mention all the environmental coverage they go on to produce afterwards. Several of these stories -- in countries including China, Vietnam, India and Pakistan -- have won national and international awards after uncovering scandals such as wildlife smuggling rings and illegally polluting factories.
EJN has also organized its own Earth Journalism Awards program, in which over 900 journalists from 148 countries participated, and 15 journalists were honored for producing some of the year’s best climate change stories, focusing on key related themes, and hailing from different regions of the world. We’ve partnered with other non-profits to carry out Fellowship programs to crucial events – including summits on climate change, biodiversity and water – where journalists from developing countries benefit from capacity-building activities and reporting opportunities. Finally, our online network connects hundreds of journalists from around the world with an interest in covering environmental issues.
Sponsors and Partners
The activities of the Earth Journalism Network have been funded by the Marisla Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, the V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation, the Robert & Michelle Friend Foundation, the Germeshausen Foundation, the Flora Family Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Heising-Simons Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the Kendeda Fund, the Christensen Fund, the Oak Foundation, the Smart Family Foundation, the Edgerton Family Foundation, the European Commission, the UK Department for International Development, the Swedish International Development Agency, the United Nations Foundation, the UN Environment Program, the World Bank, the European Commission, the Alumni Fund of the Philanthropy Workshop West at the Tides Foundation and an anonymous donor from the Rockefeller family.
EJN has strategic partnerships with the International Center for Communications Development (China), the Society of Indonesian Environmental Journalists (SIEJ), the Vietnam Forum of Environmental Journalists (VFEJ), the Network of Climate Change Journalists from the Greater Horn of Africa (NECJOGHA), the Mexican Network of Environmental Journalists (REMPA), the Philippines Network of Environmental Journalists (PNEJ), the Thai Society of Environmental Journalists, the Forum of Environmental Journalists of India (FEJI), the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) in the US, the Unione of Environmental Journalists (Sierra Leone), the Cambodian Institute for Media Studies, the Moscow Times, European Youth Press, the Peruvian Provincial Journalists Network, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Panos, China Dialogue, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), O Eco in Brazil, and Environment News Trust.
Partner Networks and Journalists
The Earth Journalism Network’s vast and ever growing networks of committed environmental journalists span 6 continents and 70 countries.