James Fahn is Executive Director of Internews' Earth Journalism Network and Global Director of Environmental Programs. Fahn is a journalist who has primarily focused on environmental issues in developing countries. He previously worked for the Ford Foundation as a program associate in the field of environment and development.
For nine years during the 1990s, Fahn was based in Thailand where he was a reporter and editor for The Nation, an English-language daily newspaper based in Bangkok, and hosted a television show. He was co-founder of the Thai Society of Environmental Journalists. Fahn received UNEP’s Global 500 Award for The Nation’s environmental reporting, and was pinned by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn for his service to Thailand.
His book,"A Land on Fire," published in 2003, recounts the issues and scandals he uncovered while working on the environmental beat in Southeast Asia.
Fahn writes a monthly Earth Journalism column for the Columbia Journalism Review, and he has also written for Newsweek, The New York Times, The Economist and the San Francisco Chronicle. He holds a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University.