• Apply now for EJN media fellowships to the IUCN World Conservation Congress

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    Deadline for sending applications - April 30th - 11:59 pm EDT 

    The Earth Journalism Network in partnership with the Arcadia Foundation and the Full Circle Fund of RSF Social Finance invites working journalists, particularly those from developing countries, to apply.

    We also particularly welcome applicants from journalists who identify as indigenous peoples.

  • Mekong Eye Explores Environmental Challenges in Southeast Asia

    The Jinghong Dam along the Mekong River in Yunnan province.
    Monday, March 28, 2016

    As development surges across Southeast Asia’s Mekong region, experts, governments, businesses and citizens are looking for information. They want news. They need data. And they are looking for a place to tell their stories. The launch of The Mekong Eye, a dynamic new GeoJournalism web portal, gathers the region’s most compelling stories, contextualized by maps, data, and visuals to help people understand how rapid development is impacting the environment.

  • Watch: Women and the Mobile Data Revolution

    Friday, March 25, 2016

    In partnership with Vodafone Americas Foundation and TechSalon, Internews convened a conversation on the social and economic implications of the mobile data revolution on women and communities around the world, March 2nd at Vodafone in New York.

    Watch a video of the event:

  • Biodiversity Media Initiative to Expand Coverage of Critical Environmental Issues

    Friday, March 25, 2016

    The biodiversity crisis doesn’t get the headlines it deserves. Habitat loss, overhunting and now climate change threaten wild species across the planet. Scientists warn that the rapid loss of biodiversity our planet is currently facing will have dire effects for humanity, particularly for people who live closest to and depend most directly on nature.

  • Samoan Workshop Boosts Climate Change Reporting in the Pacific Islands

    rocks and surf at the beach in Samoa
    Friday, March 25, 2016

    Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) recently held a workshop in Apia, Samoa designed to equip local journalists with the skills and knowledge to improve their coverage of climate change and natural resource management.

    The two-day workshop was attended by a dozen practicing and student journalists from TV, print and online media outlets as well as the National University of Samoa. Participants were trained on topics including the science of climate change, best practices for climate journalism, and how to link climate change issues to the day-to-day life of local communities.

  • For refugees eyeing Europe, a website separates fact from fiction

    Reuters
    Monday, March 21, 2016

    (Internews rumor tracking project for refugees is covered in this article from Reuters.)

    NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Desperately seeking new lives, migrants traveling to Europe often hear lies and rumors such as promises of an escort across a forbidden border or offers of steady work that can steer them in the wrong direction and even endanger their lives.