20 Stories in 20 Languages, as #EJNTurnsTwenty

three men study a big fish
20 Stories in 20 Languages, as #EJNTurnsTwenty

For January, as #EJNTurnsTwenty, we pulled together this selection of 20 stories in 20 languages, representing just a small snapshot of our vast diversity. If you produced stories with our support in a language that isn’t showcased in this list, share it with us on social media!  

1) Nepali 

From Diwakar Pyakurel, a story on the growing human-wildlife conflict in Nepal, and the long road ahead to resolving it.  

2) Khmer  

From Vicheika Kann, a report on the bottom-up energy transition in Cambodia, driven by farmers and business owners in rural areas. 

3) Romanian 

From Marius Daea, a tale of caviar, crime and corruption, and the rising tensions caused by a fishing ban on endangered sturgeons in Romania.  

4) Bengali 

From Antara Biswas, a video story on the travails of Bangladeshi fishers, forced to cross maritime borders and risk imprisonment as climate change and overfishing force fish farther from the shore.  

5) Kalenjin 

From Wesley Lang’at, a radio story on how Indigenous cultural practices hold the key to environmental conservation in Kenya. 

6) Vietnamese 

From Le Dinh Tuyen in Vietnam, a report on how sand mining has cost riparian communities their homes and livelihoods. 

7) Thai 

Patchar Duangklad in Thailand asks the question: Are Thailand's heavily promoted forest-based carbon credits a real solution to climate change, or just an inflated phantom supply?  

8) Greek  

From Stavros Malichoudis, an investigation into a Greek fish farming giant which promised stability and job opportunities, but now faces economic collapse.  

9) Hindi 

From Manish Kumar, a story on how India’s push for biofuels hasn’t benefited sugarcane farmers who are producing more ethanol than ever before.  

10) Polish 

From Agata Skrzypczyk, a report that looks at whether the EU’s pandemic recovery fund could mobilize Poland to stimulate the energy transformation of Poland’s coal regions.  

11) Tamil  

Rifthi Ali writes about a port on the Eastern coast of Sri Lanka that was built a decade ago to attract investment, but never used. Now, it has led to severe coastal erosion. 

12) Chinese 

From Singapore, Iris Yang looks at the plant-based meat revolution, and whether it’s found investors in China and the rest of East Asia before the technology – and takers – are fully in place. 

13) Swahili 

From Kenya, Faiz Abdalla’s radio story on seagrass planting in Mombasa, a community-led effort to strengthen climate resilience.  

14) Italian 

Francesco de Augustinis video story reveals how the European Union’s Green Deal brought new buyers to West Africa’s fishmeal factories and now drives overfishing in the region.  

15) Bahasa Indonesia 

Finlan Aditya Aldan and Bayu Nanda’s report sheds light on the rising conflict between riparian communities in Indonesia and crocodiles, a species which was once revered but is now reviled.  

16) Arabic 

From Egypt, Eman Mounir reports on rising sea levels, its consequences on agriculture in the delta and measures to mitigate its impacts. 

17) French  

Ange Banouwin highlights how coastal communities in Benin and Togo remain vulnerable, despite a World Bank project that promised protection against erosion.  

18) Spanish 

From Mexico, Alejandro Castro reports on algal blooms, now one of the greatest ecological threats in the Caribbean region.  

19) Portuguese  

Juliana Faddul and Rodrigo Martins Pedroso’s radio story digs into how the internet – meant to benefit communities in the Amazon – is now aiding drug trafficking, deforestation and wildcat prospecting.  

20) English  

Elzahra Jadalla’s investigation reveals how decades of oil drilling have contaminated the water, degraded the environment and led to health problems for communities in Sudan. 

a water tanker, people and cattle
The water supply in Sudan's West Kordofan province is contaminated as a result of oil drilling / Credit: Infonile.

Banner image: Researchers tag and monitor sturgeon populations which are rapidly declining in Romania, driven by a demand for caviar / Credit: Marius Daea.

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