Environmental journalists face a unique challenge: covering local stories of environmental change requires an understanding of global processes.
To address this challenge, Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is launching OpenEarth.net to provide the first global GeoJournalism interface focused on surfacing patterns uncovered by local journalists around the world.
As the crucial COP21 climate talks get underway in Paris, veteran environmental journalist Fiona Macleod says people in rural parts of Southern Africa are living in a “climate horror,” with women being hit hardest. With drought affecting large swathes of the region, she says data plays a hugely important role in helping journalists tell the stories of those who are most vulnerable.
During a 48 hour period, Phandeeyar, a tech hub in Myanmar, had some of the country's best graphic designers, photographers, film makers, cartoonists and musicians working with voter education groups to come up with cool materials for the election. They produced some amazing stuff.