The picturesque area surrounding the Chichkhan River in northern Armenia is home to numerous endangered animal and plant species and some of Armenia’s last remaining forests. The country’s largest waterfall, Trchkan, lies on the river and was granted protexted status as a natural landmark in 2008. So when the Armenian government granted a license to a construction company to build a hydroelectric power plant at the top of the waterfall, a vocal group of environmental activists around the country mobilized to save the waterfall and the delicate ecosystem surrounding it. Read more »
The Climate Change Media Partnership(CCMP) is proud to announce the launch of a Fellowship programme that will send journalists to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Doha (COP18) in late 2012. The Fellowships are open predominantly to journalists from developing countries, but journalists from the US and Russia are also welcome to apply. Read more »
On April 26, the Woodrow Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum, Environmental Change and Security Program, and Asia Program hosted a panel on environmental journalism in Asia, in collaboration with Internews’ Earth Journalism Network.
Internews’ Earth Journalism Network is convening a dozen environmental journalism leaders from around the world in Washington DC, as part of EJN’s mission to build and strengthen networks of environmental journalists. The gathering will focus on management training, and several participants will be speaking at a public event being held at the Woodrow Wilson Center on the morning of Friday, April 27th. Read more »
Public oversight of government spending is not a well-developed tradition in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), and citizens often do not know that they are allowed to request such information, much less how to do so. Rapid deforestation and disappearance of green space are also acute problems, causing environmental degradation and a decrease in air quality. Read more »
In October 2010, Armenian schoolchildren documented numerous cases of physical abuse at the hands of teachers using the cameras on their mobile phones. However, as Armenian journalist Seda Muradyan noted in her 2011 Knight Fellowship presentation at Stanford University, few people saw the videos until six months or even a year after they were shot, when they were uploaded online and swiftly went viral. Read more »