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Awards Granted to Work EJN Supports in Latin America, Africa

Latin America-based GeoJournalism site InfoAmazonia received the Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award for small newsrooms from the Online News Association for its special report “Digging into the Mining Arc.” While EJN's story grantee in Togo, Helene Doubidji, won first place in the written press category for her feature about how illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing off the West African coast is impacting the lives of local communities in the Katanga region.
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EJN, Venezuela, Togo

  • climate change
  • fisheries
  • mining
  • Amazon
  • IUU
  • awards

Biodiversity Stories Highlight Threats and Yield Results

A series of stories commissioned by EJN’s Biodiversity Media Initiative highlighted threats due to habitat loss, the illegal wildlife trade and climate change. Meanwhile, the results of a recent impact survey revealed that a controversial road project in Colombia that was the subject of investigative stories by one of last year’s grantees has been suspended by the authorities.
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EJN, Global

  • biodiversity
  • trade routes
  • Belarus
  • endangered species
  • Peru

Fellows See That Global is Local at International Climate Summit

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) and its partner the Stanley Foundation brought 20 journalists from the Climate Change Media Partnership to the GCAS, an opportunity to familiarize them with climate change issues and summit-based reporting ahead of the United Nations’ premier climate change conference, the 24th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, to be held in Poland in December.
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EJN, San Francisco

  • climate change
  • GCAS2018
  • CCMP2018
  • mentoring

Understanding China’s Role in the Mekong Region

To improve reporting and public understanding of China’s changing role in the Mekong region, EJN co-organized a media workshop in Thailand for nine journalists from countries surrounding the Mekong River.
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EJN, Mekong River

  • Belt and Road Initiative
  • Mekong Region

Story Grants Awarded to 10 Journalists in Bay of Bengal Region

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network awarded story grants to 10 journalists in Bangladesh and eastern India last month as part of its Bay of Bengal Climate Resiliency Initiative, following up on the organizational media grants provided earlier in the year. The journalists will cover a broad range of issues, with a particular focus on how women, youth and vulnerable communities are responding to the impacts of climate change.
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EJN, Bangladesh, Eastern India

  • Bay of Bengal
  • story grants
  • climate change
  • resilience

Strengthening Journalists’ Capacity in Environmental Reporting in Timor-Leste

Our partner Fundasaun Media Development Centre (FMDC), in Timor-Leste, has completed their first of a series of workshops, covering basic environmental reporting and several key environmental issues including waste management, biodiversity, and natural disaster risk management.
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EJN, Timor-Leste

  • Timor-Leste
  • Climate Change
  • Reporting
  • Training

Workshop in Suva, Fiji: Strengthening Media Capacity on Climate Change Reporting

Climate change can be a challenging story to tell because of its complexity. To journalists covering climate-related topics, the bigger task is producing stories that would shape appropriate climate adaptation policies and strategies, as well as generate public attention, debate and action.
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EJN, Suva, Fiji

  • Pacific Islands
  • Climate Change
  • Reporting

Mobile Journalism workshop for Environmental Reporting - students of the University of South pacific

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) and the University of South Pacific (USP) jointly organised a workshop on 23rd July in Suva, Fiji on Environmental Reporting for journalism students of USP.
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EJN, Suva, Fiji

  • Journalism Education

VeraFiles training workshop on Reporting 'Cold' Environment Cases in the Philippines

For the 18 journalists and journalism students who attended the training workshop on Reporting “Cold” Environment Cases in the Philippines last June 28, it was a look-back, a review, and for some, a jarring reminder of the horrors of covering an environmental disaster.
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EJN, Philippines

  • Philippines
  • Climate Change
  • Reporting

World Ocean Day Workshop - West Africa Fisheries Update

As part of activities to mark the first ever Illegal Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing day on June 5th and World Oceans (June 8th), EJN’s new partner organization in Ghana, the Journalists for Responsible Fisheries and Environment, organized a set of press trips in the country’s main fish landing hubs, Elmina, Moree and in the Volta region.
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EJN, Ghana

  • Fisheries
  • West African Fisheries
  • Ghana
  • IUU

EJN Brings Journalist Fellows to GEF Assembly

EJN brought experienced journalists from partner networks in eight countries across three continents to the 6th GEF Assembly in Danang, Vietnam last week. The assembly is the governing body of the GEF, composed of all 183 member countries, and meets every four years to review a wide range of policies and practices.
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Earth Journalism Network, Vietnam

Boosting Media Coverage of Illegal Wildlife Trade in Europe

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) has launched a two-year project to boost media coverage of illegal wildlife trafficking in and through Europe.
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Earth Journalism Network, Europe

Media Workshop: Plastic Pollution in the Philippines

The theme for this year’s World Environment Month (June) is “Beat plastic pollution.” Thus, the Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) in partnership with the Philippine Network of Environmental Journalists (PNEJ) conducted a workshop with a field trip on June 23-24 in Manila for 16 journalists from across the Philippines. At the workshop, journalists discussed the state of plastic pollution in the Philippines and relevant policies; potential solutions to address plastic pollution; and ways to raise public awareness.
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EJN, Philippines

  • Beat Plastic Pollution
  • Plastic
  • Pollution

Twenty journalists awarded fellowships to cover key climate change meetings in San Francisco, Katowice

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN), a project of Internews, and the Stanley Foundation are pleased to announce 20 journalists from developing countries have been awarded fellowships to cover two key climate change events this year. The journalists were selected from a global open call that drew more than 300 applications.
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EJN, Worldwide

  • Climate Change
  • Climate Change Media Partnership

EJN to take 8 journalists to the Latin America and Caribbean Congress on Conservation Biology 2018

As part of the three-year Biodiversity Media Initiative to encourage strong media coverage of biodiversity and conservation issues, EJN will bring 8 journalists to the inaugural Latin America and Caribbean Congress for Conservation Biology (LACCCB 2018) in Trinidad & Tobago.
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Earth Journalism Network,

  • Biodiversity Fellowships

Earth Journalism Network Holds its First Training of Trainers in the Asia-Pacific

The Internews Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Asia-Pacific held its first Training of Trainers/Managers on March 28 – April 1, 2018 in the coastal region of Rayong, Thailand. The five-day training brought together 24 leaders of environmental journalist networks in the region, journalists and project team members to discuss the needs and challenges faced by environmental journalists, the main environmental threats in different countries and sub-regions, and the priorities for the project. The training also covered the topics of gender inclusion, monitoring and evaluation approaches, journalist safety, digital literacy and data journalism.
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Earth Journalism Network, Rayong, Thailand

EJN Welcomes New Staff to our Asia-Pacific Project

Our new project focused on boosting the quantity and quality of environmental coverage in Asia and the Pacific region, supported by SIDA, necessitates our expansion into more areas across the region. EJN is scaling up and with that we welcome five new staff members onto our team!
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Earth Journalism Network, Global

EJN Asia-Pacific Media and Story Grants - Selection Completed

The Internews Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Asia-Pacific project announced two competitive grant opportunities in the beginning of the year. The Media Grants are available to media and other environmental information generating organizations to support their creation, growth, and capacity building. These grants aim to improve the overall quantity and quality of news coverage of climate change, natural resources and the environment. The Story Grants are targeted at individual journalists to support the production of in-depth stories that can empower communities at risk from the impacts of environmental and climate change. EJN received a total of 77 applications for media grants and 79 for story grants with good representation across the region.
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Earth Journalism Network, Bangkok, Thailand

Free online biodiversity course for Spanish-speaking journalists

The Earth Journalism Network’s partner in Argentina, Claves21, has launched a free online course on biodiversity for Spanish-speaking journalists. The course will begin on March 12th and cover biodiversity science and policy, how to communicate on biodiversity, and digital tools to support biodiversity reporting. Claves21 is running the course with support from EJN’s Biodiversity and Media Initiative, which is funded by Arcadia — a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin.
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Earth Journalism Network, Argentina

Earth Journalism class starts up again at UC Berkeley

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is once again teaming up with the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley to hold a course on international environmental reporting during this spring semester. Fourteen students will have an opportunity to learn how to cover climate change and other key global topics in ways that are both appealing and scientifically accurate.
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Earth Journalism Network, California, USA

EJN launches three-year project to boost climate resilience in the Bay of Bengal region

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is pleased to announce the launch of a new project focused on improving media coverage of climate resilience in the Bay of Bengal region. For the next three years, EJN will support the work of journalists, educators and civil society actors to produce and distribute reliable, actionable information to vulnerable coastal communities in Bangladesh and Eastern India.
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Earth Journalism Network, Bay of Bengal, India

Meet our team: Sim Kok Eng Amy

As part of our expanded work in the Asia-Pacific region, EJN is pleased to welcome EJN Project Manager Sim Kok Eng Amy, as well as six additional new staff members to our growing team.
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Earth Journalism Network,

Grants awarded for stories and media projects on biodiversity and West African fisheries

At the onset of 2018, EJN is excited to announce the eight winners of our Biodiversity Story Grants, the seven winners of the West African Fisheries Journalism Project story grants and the three organizations which have received Biodiversity Media Grants.
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GHANA: Journalists learn to report on oceans and fisheries

In partnership with local and national Ghanaian media organizations, EJN held a three-day capacity-building workshop on fisheries reporting in Ghana, in September. The workshop, entitled “Ghana Journalists Ocean Science and Fisheries Training” was organized with the support from the newly launched network Journalists for Responsible Fisheries and Environment and the Ghana Journalists Association, Ghana’s main national journalist membership body.
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Earth Journalism Network, Ghana

EJN congratulates partners and fellows for their recent media awards

EJN is pleased to congratulate several journalists who have worked or partnered with the Internews Earth Journalism Network and have recently won prestigious media awards.
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Earth Journalism Network, Washington, DC

EJN journalists discuss climate coverage challenges at San Francisco event

Award-winning journalists behind some of the most important environmental stories around the world discussed the challenges of localizing climate coverage during a recent Earth Journalism Network panel in San Francisco. The event on October 26th, entitled “Media, Climate, and Environment: Journalists from the Front Lines,” showcased their collective efforts to bring trusted information to vulnerable citizens and communities as reporters gathered for the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists.
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Earth Journalism Network, San Francisco

Asian journalists train to cover the illegal wildlife trade

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) joined with USAID Wildlife Asia and other USAID-affiliated projects combatting the illegal wildlife trade to carry out a workshop for 17 Asian journalists in September. The workshop was timed to coincide with the 4th Regional Dialogue on Combating Trafficking of Wild Fauna and Flora, held in Bangkok.
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Earth Journalism Network, Bangkok, Thailand

EJN delegation reports from Fiji-led climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany

A delegation of journalists from outlets across Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Pacific Islands gathered in Bonn for the United Nations climate conference as part of the Climate Change Media Partnership’s annual Fellowship program. This year’s partnership between Internews’ Earth Journalism Network and the Stanley Foundation, with support from the Full Circle Fund of RSF Social Finance, brought 14 reporters from TV, radio and print outlets to the event where they interviewed prominent policy makers, attended high-level press conferences and produced dozens of stories that reached diverse audiences around the world.
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Earth Journalism Network, Bonn, Germany

EJN launches multi-year project to support environmental journalists in Asia and the Pacific

Building on more than 13 years of experience supporting environmental journalism in Asia, Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN), with support from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), is launching a new project focused on boosting the quantity and quality of environmental coverage in Asia and the Pacific region.
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Earth Journalism Network, Washington, DC

  • Program Updates
  • South Asia
  • Central Asia
  • Southeast Asia
  • EJN Grants

CCMP Fellowship to bring 14 journalists to critical UN climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany

In a time of great uncertainty over the future of global climate action, the Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP), led by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN), will bring 14 journalists from around the world to report directly from the upcoming climate talks. This year’s Fellowship group represents some of the most vulnerable countries to climate-related impacts, including six indigenous journalists – three of whom come from the Pacific Islands -- who will add unique voices to global coverage as Fiji prepares to lead the talks.
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Earth Journalism Network, Bonn, Germany

  • Fellowships
  • COP23
  • Climate Negotiations
  • Climate change

EJN biodiversity grantee wins top science journalism award in Mexico

Journalist Iván Carrillo Pérez has won the prestigious CONACYT Award for Science, Technology and Innovation Journalism for his piece Axolotl: A God in Danger of Extinction for National Geographic Magazine Latin America. The award, presented each year by the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) in Mexico, recognizes influential science and technology stories produced in the country across four categories: print magazines, radio, television and newspapers.
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Earth Journalism Network, Mexico City

  • Awards
  • Mexico

Journalists from the Americas report on Costa Rica’s transition to a low carbon economy

Journalists from Latin America and the United States joined a climate journalism workshop last month in Costa Rica, where they learned about the country’s efforts to transition to a low carbon economy.
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Earth Journalism Network, Costa Rica

  • Climate change
  • Training
  • Costa Rica
  • Renewable energy

EJN Fellows cover International Congress for Conservation Biology in Colombia

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) organized a Fellowship program that took ten journalists from around the world to report on conference.
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Earth Journalism Network, Cartagena, Colombia

EJN-supported workshop explores innovative solutions to coastal erosion in Suriname

A three-day Earth Journalism Network (EJN) training attended by journalists from some of Suriname’s most important media outlets highlighted critical coverage gaps on issues of climate change and coastal management by local press.
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Earth Journalism Network, Paramaribo, Suriname

  • Suriname
  • Training
  • South America

Journalists explore Central Asia’s water system with satellite and sensor data

To help improve understanding of transboundary water issues and build practical skills to integrate data visualization into storytelling, EJN led ten journalists from four Central Asian countries in a two day workshop in Kyrgyzstan. “The irrigation network is the canvas on which life will embroider its stories; and in the process of creation, it is essential to see very clearly all aspects of future life.” This outlook informed its author, GK Rizenkamph, an Armenian engineer and scientist whose work in the first half of the 20th century laid the foundation for the large-scale water engineering projects that intertwine Central Asia’s ecologies and economies to this day.
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Earth Journalism Network, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Crossing knowledge frontiers – Second Indus Basin Regional Media Dialogue

The Third Pole and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) organized a series of workshops to inform media about the key science issues in the Indus Basin. The Third Pole is an initiative aimed at boosting coverage of climate and water issues in the Himalayan region and in downstream countries. It was formed through a partnership between Internews’ Earth Journalism Network and ChinaDialogue.
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Earth Journalism Network, Colombo, Sri Lanka

EJN workshop puts data journalism in the Congo Basin on the map

EJN and its regional GeoJournalism project InfoCongo held a data journalism workshop in the Democratic Republic of Congo to equip journalists with new tools to better report on local mining and environmental issues. Fifteen journalists working in print, broadcast, and online media primarily from the DRC’s Haut Katanga Province attended the three-day session in the mining city of Lubumbashi. Held from May 22-24, reporters learned how to produce more compelling stories by integrating data and maps into their reports.
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Earth Journalism Network, Lubumbashi, DRC

Vietnam’s social media shaping new environmentalism

“I am frequently on several environmental online forums and campaigns led by Vietnamese, who have addressed Hanoi’s logging of 6,700 trees, the Thai Binh deforestation for economic development, and the construction in Cat Ba,” says Tran Thi Thuy Binh, a member of the Vietnam Forum for Environmental Journalists in Hanoi. Binh, along with 40 million other net-savvy young Vietnamese, appears to be part of a rising tide of environmental nationalism sweeping the nation. What’s most surprising is that Facebook, once banned in Vietnam, has now proven to be an attractive platform for organizing environment rallies. With a population of 93 million and an increasing Internet user base, social media has proven to be the first choice among the educated Vietnamese youth.
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Geopolitical Monitor, Can Tho, Vietnam

  • The Mekong Eye
  • Vietnam
  • Social media

New West Africa fisheries journalism project aims to turn tide

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is pleased to announce the launch of a fisheries journalism capacity-building project in West Africa. With the goal of improving journalists’ ability to expertly tackle the often overlapping issues of overfishing, food security and ocean governance, EJN's fisheries project also aims to further explore the economic and social consequences of overfishing on coastal communities in West Africa, through stories and investigations.
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Internews, West Africa

  • Illegal Fishing
  • Environmental Crime
  • Overfishing
  • West Africa

EJN hosts Vanuatu’s first ever climate change journalism training workshop

This March, Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) hosted Vanuatu’s first ever climate change journalism training workshop in partnership with the Media Asosiesen blong Vanuatu (MAV) and the Vanuatu Ministry of Climate Change. Fourteen ni-Vanuatu journalists representing print and radio, along with three journalism students and several NGO communicators, participated in the three-day Pacific GeoJournalism Training on Climate Change, which focused on strengthening climate change journalism to build information access and community resilience to climate change.
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Earth Journalism Network, Vanuatu

  • Climate change
  • Small Island States
  • Vanuatu