To meet rapidly growing energy needs, countries of the Mekong region are increasingly turning to hydropower dams. Dams provide both benefits and risks to economies, the environment and communities. They also give journalists opportunities to produce innovative environmental, health, business, investment, best practice and other stories. Are you a Mekong-area journalist who reports on social and environmental costs and benefits of development? Want to learn more about the costs and benefits of hydropower? Want to explore new angles to tell balanced stories about energy? At the second Mekong Matters Journalism Network workshop, you can meet communities, government officials, NGOs, researchers and businesspeople, and visit a hydropower site and surrounding communities (TBC). And network with international journalists.
Mekong Matters is a network of regional journalists reporting on development and environmental issues. The workshop is open to all regional journalists. Participants in will be able to access network resources including story funds, network events, workshops and news and data websites.
This workshop has been completed. Click here to view a story about the event.
To view: Mekong Matters: Development and the Mekong Delta; August 11-13, 2015 in Vietnam, please click here: http://earthjournalism.net/opportunities/mekong-matters-development-and-the-mekong-delta