• Profile: Gustavo Faleiros, Manager of Internews' Earth Journalism Network

    Gustavo (R) interviews a man - white domes in the background
    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    In 2007, I was an environmental politics correspondent based in Brasilia, Brazil. Most of my stories that year demonstrated the dramatic links between global warming and the local political action to halt deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. That December, the UN Conference on Climate Change in Bali was the one place to be as an environmental journalist. I had to be there. But the costs and the challenge of being away from the newsroom for two weeks seemed insurmountable.

  • Chinese Journalists and Researchers Focus on Scientific Communication at Fisheries Forum

    Journalists gather around a man at a fish tank
    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    Collectively, the nations of the world catch around 90 million metric tons of wild fish and shellfish from the oceans every year, with China as the world’s largest producer and consumer of seafood. This is an important fact but does it tell the whole story?  Here’s another piece of information: the total weight of fish removed from the ocean each year is about equivalent to the combined weight of the entire human population of China. Which statistic is more memorable?

  • UC Berkeley - Earth Journalism Visiting Scholar 2015: Call for Applications

    Thursday, June 26, 2014
    The Earth Journalism Scholars Program is inviting non-US journalists, particularly those from developing countries, to apply for a semester-long scholarship to attend the University of California-Berkeley (UCB) for the spring semester of 2015 to take classes at the Graduate School of Journalism. Applications are due in by July 27th at midnight PDT.
  • For Kenyan Journalist, Berkeley Scholarship Opens a New World

    Rosalia Omungo
    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    The journey to my fellowship in environmental journalism at the University of California, Berkeley began when I responded to a call for application sent to a list of former Climate Change Media Partnership Fellows to which I belong. My application was selected from a pool of close to 70 applicants from across the globe. And so the shift from Nairobi to Berkeley began in January.

  • International Council of Partners Launched for Earth Journalism Network

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    As part of its 10th anniversary year, Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) has created a new Council of Partners to help guide future development of the network, particularly its regional activities. The Council was announced last month at Berkeley, where EJN gathered more than a dozen leaders of environmental journalists around the world at a training-of-trainers conference.

  • Global Ocean Commission Story Grants

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

    Throughout 2014, the Internews Earth Journalism Network is hosting a series of programs focused on building the capacity of reporters to cover oceans and fisheries topics. As part of this initiative, we are currently soliciting applications from experienced journalists seeking to produce stories about ocean issues. The Story Grants are being supported by the Global Ocean Commission and average $1000 USD.

  • Ground Truth & Airwaves

    Monday, May 5, 2014

    On April 30, Internews’ Earth Journalism Network and CITRIS (Center for Information Research in the Interest of Society) presented a symposium – Groundtruth and Airwaves: Sensor Networks and Emerging Technology for Environmental Journalism – at Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, University of California, Berkeley.

  • Citizens to use sensors to test and report on water issues in their communities

    ijnet - International Journalists' Network
    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    (InfoAmazonia is a project of Internews’ Earth Journalism Network and its partner O Eco with support from the International Center for Journalists, Climate and Development Knowledge Brokers Network, Avina and the Skoll Foundation.)

    Rapid urbanization in Brazil’s Amazon region may be contaminating the water supply, but authorities say they lack the hard evidence they would need to take action, according to environmental data journalist Gustavo Faleiros.

  • Chinese Journalists Explore Sino-African Relationship in Kenya

    Kenyan journalist and a Chinese journalist at a fruit market
    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    In an effort to highlight the on-the-ground impacts of Sino-African relations, Internews affiliate the International Center for Communications Development (ICCD) and Yi De Vision brought six leading Chinese journalists to Kenya for a ten-day field visit. From February 21 to March 2, journalists explored issues pertaining to, among others, Chinese investment in the region, environmental and wildlife protection, the media landscape, and cross-cultural perception.