“They toiled in the asbestos mines where poor ventilation exposed them to murderous levels of dust and fibers. The mines have closed down and years later, these former workers become either ill from asbestos-related diseases or die from lung cancer. What, then, is a life worth?” – Ronnie Morris, South African journalist.
Welcome to the Earth Journalism Toolkit
Our health is closely linked to that of our environment. Pollution and other environmental problems mean that the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat can all pose threats to our health. Climate change is creating new environmental challenges and these too can have grave implications for our well-being.
The Earth Journalism Toolkit is designed to assist journalists to report on these links. Here you will find information about environmental problems and ways to address them. The toolkit includes tips for journalists covering each issue, case studies of specific problems and examples of good reporting.
We encourage readers to leave comments, questions or suggestions so the toolkit can grow in value over time.
The Earth Journalism Toolkit has been produced by Internews with support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
For more information, please contact James Fahn at the e-mail address jfahn[at]internews.org