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Media Workshop in India Helps Inform Reporters About Climate Change, Vulnerable Communities

To better understand the challenges facing residents living along the Bay of Bengal, a dozen journalists from the region attended a three-day workshop in late February in Visakhapatnam, the largest coastal city in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, supported by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network.
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EJN, India

  • climate change
  • Bay of Bengal
  • workshop
  • media training
  • sea level rise

Bay of Bengal Project Builds Support for Resilience-Centered Reporting

On the shores of the world’s largest bay live fishers and farmers hit by climate change every day. With this in mind, and with generous support from the Climate Justice Resilience Fund, Internews’ Earth Journalism Network started its Bay of Bengal Resiliency Reporting Initiative. In addition to hosting media-training workshops and offering media grants, providing funding to journalists so they can report from the field is an important part of the Bay of Bengal project, and we are doing it in a big way.
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EJN, Bay of Bengal Region

  • climate change
  • resiliance
  • story grants
  • media grants

Women Lead the Way in Adapting to Climate Change

As the world marked International Women’s Day in early March, EJN took stock of some of our best women’s-focused reporting over the past year.
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EJN, Global

  • women's rights
  • women's empowerment
  • Indigenous women
  • International Women's Day
  • gender equality

EJN Partner Launches Five-Part Series on Environmental Change in the Himalayas

Journalist Ramesh Bhushal, photographer Nabin Baral and a team of scientists traveled by jeep, raft and foot through some of the most remote areas of the Himalayas to produce a series that documents the environmental and economic changes transforming the Karnali River system.
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EJN, Nepal

  • Himalayas
  • cliamte change
  • agriculture
  • infrastructure development
  • BRI
  • Belt and Road Initiative

EJN’s West Africa Fisheries Project Receives Special Recognition Award for Its Work on Illegal Fishing

EJN and its West Africa Fisheries Project have been honored with a Special Recognition award by an international panel of judges under the 3rd Stop IUU Fishing Awards. The award acknowledges the “unique role journalists and the media can play in combatting IUU fishing and associated activities,” issues the West Africa Fisheries Project has been training journalists to understand and expose.
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EJN, West Africa

  • awards
  • fisheries
  • IUU fishing

CCMP Fellow’s Reporting on Vulnerable Sea Turtles in India Continues to Garner Attention

The story, published in "The Times of India," drew attention from the government and justice system in eastern India and raised awareness about the impact of fishing on the vulnerable Olive Ridley turtle population.
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EJN, Chennai, India

  • conservation
  • impact story
  • vulnerable species

New tool tracks Europe’s role in international illegal wildlife trade

Oxpeckers' digital geojournalism tool #WildEye gives journalists, policy-makers and the public easy access to data on seizures, arrests, court cases and convictions related to wildlife crime in Europe. Learn how you can use it and contribute.
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Oxpeckers, Europe

  • #WildEye
  • wildlifetrafficking

Grants Available to Investigate Illegal Wildlife Trafficking in Europe

The Earth Journalism Network is looking to fund a new round of investigative reporting projects aimed at monitoring and investigating the illegal wildlife trade in Europe.
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EJN, Europe

  • Illegal wildlife trade
  • wildlifetrafficking
  • WildEye

Journalism Safety and Security Trainings Start to Take Root

Eric Freedman, chair of the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University, recently referred to environmental reporting as “one of the most hazardous beats in journalism." To address the issue, EJN has introduced more safety and security trainings with plans for further sessions in the years ahead.
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EJN, Global

  • environmental journalism
  • safety
  • security

EJN Congratulates Prize-Winning Grantees and Partners

EJN recognizes some outstanding EJN grantees and partners who won awards in 2018 for their stories on the environment.
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EJN, Global

  • awards
  • environmental reporting
  • climate change

Wildlife Trafficking Project Makes its Story Debut

EJN’s project on Investigating Wildlife Trafficking got off to a strong start with its first story, an investigation into tiger breeding farms in the Czech Republic. Reported by grantee Tristan Martin, the piece exposed how illegal tiger farms are not just a problem in Asia but are also operating in the middle of the European Union.
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EJN, Europe

  • illegal wildlife trade
  • wildlife crime
  • wildlife trafficking
  • tiger trade
  • endangered animals

CCMP Fields Largest Media Delegation at COP24 in Poland

Nineteen journalists from 17 different countries and four trainers from Internews’ Earth Journalism Network travelled to the United Nations top climate change summit in Katowice, Poland, to report on how representatives of nearly 200 countries would deliver on commitments to curb global warming.
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EJN, Katowice, Poland

  • COP24

Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, Resilience – EJN Works with Reporters on the Bay of Bengal Coast

During a three-day workshop in early November hosted by the Earth Journalism Network’s Bay of Bengal project, reporters learned how sea-level rise and erosion exacerbated by a changing climate are threatening communities and ecosystems in the region.
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EJN, Chidambaram, India

  • Bay of Bengal
  • climate change
  • sea level rise

Indonesia: Pre-COP24 press briefing and discussions held by SIEJ/WRI

The World Resource Institute in Indonesia and the Society of Indonesian Environmental Journalists co-hosted a press briefing and discussion on Nov. 14 to highlight and increase understanding of the issues that will be discussed at the next Conference of the Parties to be held in Katowice, Poland, in December. Two of the reporters covering that conference as part of EJN's 2018 Climate Change Media Partnership fellowship attended the briefing to learn about the issues and share their plans for reporting developments at COP24 back home.
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EJN, Indonesia

  • COP24
  • Indonesia

Investigating Wildlife Trafficking Project Convenes Partners in London

EJN has launched an investigative reporting project to address the threats to biodiversity posed by the illegal wildlife trade. Last month, convening with partners in London, grantees and EJN staff had the opportunity to attend two separate conferences focused on wildlife trafficking.
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EJN, London

  • IWT
  • wildlife trafficking
  • financial crime

Media Training in Senegal Highlights Challenges, Offers Guidance for Covering Fisheries

EJN held a media training workshop in Senegal in early October so reporters from four coastal fishing towns could gather content for stories on IUU fishing in harbors, landing spots and other environments that are difficult for them to access. Part of EJN’s West Africa Fisheries Journalism project, the workshop also aimed to improve communication between the media and government officials and scientists and encouraged attendees to apply for future EJN story grants.
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EJN, Senegal

  • media training, IUU fishing
  • media training
  • IUU fishing

Climate Change Fellows Gear Up for COP24 in Poland

The 20 Climate Change Media Partnership Fellows who attended the Global Climate Action Summit in September have produced dozens of stories and are now gearing up to cover the United Nations 24th Conference of Parties convention to be held in Poland in December.
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EJN,

  • climate change
  • COP
  • CCMP

Oxpeckers Investigative Journalism Wins Top Award for Climate Change, Wildlife Reporting

Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism, which receives support from EJN, won the 2018 SAB Environmental Award for written media for editor Fiona Macleod’s work on a four-part ClimaTracker investigation that showcased how local neighborhoods are surviving disruption by climate change, and a year-long multimedia investigation into alleged land grabs in the anti-poaching buffer zone between Mozambique and the world-famous Kruger National Park in South Africa.
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EJN, South Africa

  • climate change
  • poaching
  • media awards

Welcome Samisoni G Pareti, EJN Content Coordinator for Fiji and the Pacific

The Earth Journalism Network recently welcomed Samisoni G Pareti as our new content coordinator for Fiji and the Pacific. In this role he will lead EJN’s work in Fiji, where he is based, as well as in Tonga, Samoa and Tuvalu. He’ll work closely with EJN’s funding recipients, commissioning environmental stories for the network’s InfoPacific website, mentoring journalists and organizing trainings and workshops.
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EJN,

  • Fiji

Call to action: Crowdsourcing assistance with IWT data collection

Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism has created an open-source tool that will map seizures, arrests, prosecutions and convictions related to the illegal wildlife trade. The tool is currently in its development stage, and the project team needs assistance in creating the dataset from scratch.
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EJN, Europe

  • wildlife trafficking
  • biodiversity
  • poaching
  • crowdsourcing
  • geo-journalism

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

Indonesia training gives reporters tools to cover climate change and biodiversity

A 3-day workshop was organised in Medan, Sumatra on June 29th to July 1st, 2018, aimed to build the capacity of young Indonesian journalists and writers to improve their knowledge and skills in reporting about biodiversity in the region
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EJN / Climate Tracker, Indonesia

  • Indonesia
  • community
  • capacity

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