Citizen Science & Sensors
For many journalists, especially those working in developing countries, coverage of sensitive environmental issues is severely constrained by a lack of accessible information and data. And in certain ecosystems, such as the Amazon rainforest or Ganges Delta that are in constant flux, reliable data can be difficult to find.
To address this issue, over the next year, Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) will launch a pilot project aimed at devising innovative methods for its global network of environmental journalists to collect and incorporate data into their reporting, particularly reporting on environmental health issues.
The project, which is funded with a small grant from the Internews Center for Innovation and Learning, will capitalize on groundbreaking developments in the realm of sensor technologies.