• Bringing Local Journalists to Lima to Cover Climate Change Negotiations

    A group of men walks in front of a building
    Wednesday, December 10, 2014

    Thousands of climate negotiators, activists and journalists are gathered in Lima, the capital of Peru, from December 1-12 to discuss the challenges for a new global agreement to halt global warming. The 20th UN Conference of the Parties (COP20) to the Convention on Climate Change is considered key moment to build trust and draft text on the way to Paris 2015, when the goal is to achieve a universal agreement on climate.

  • Future Earth: An Experiment in Global Change Research

    Monday, December 8, 2014

    Future Earth, a global platform for international research on environmental change and sustainable development, supports research that is interdisciplinary, "co-designed" with other stakeholders, and oriented toward solutions that will bring about sustainability. It has just launched its Strategic Research Agenda and invited the director of Internews' Earth Journalism Network to sit on its Engagement Committee, which met last week in Buenos Aires alongside its Science Committee to plan its future program.

  • Open mapping for development

    Sci Dev Net
    Monday, December 1, 2014

    (Willie Schubert, Senior Program Coordinator for Internews’ Earth Journalism Network, is interviewed in this SciDevNet podcast on mapping for international Development.)

    In this month's programme, we discover how technology is turning mapping into a powerful tool for supporting development and tackling humanitarian crises.

  • Open Data in Asia’s Water Tower: data.thethirdpole.net

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

    "There was drought so we had to share the little water brought a long distance from irrigation canals to the field. This delay in rice planting is resulting in a late harvest," explains Ratna Darai, 47, a farmer in Daraipadhera, Nepal during an interview with thethirdpole.net reporter Ramesh Bhushal.

  • E-publication Features Stories by UC Berkeley Students From Around the World

    A man holds a baby
    Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    “Even though we don’t have enough work or money, the truth is we don’t want them to mine here,” says a young Nahuatl woman in Mexico concerned about water contamination. She was part of a video story about mining protests in Mexico produced by Rachel Witte, a student in the Earth Journalism Scholars program at UC Berkeley.

    Helping journalists produce engaging, relevant and accurate local stories based on global environmental issues has been the main goal of the Earth Journalism Scholars program, a partnership between UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and Internews’ Earth Journalism Network.

  • Neha Sethi, Reporting on the Environment in India

    Neha Sethi
    Thursday, October 9, 2014

    Neha Sethi has just been named the Earth Journalism Scholar for 2015. Earth Journalism Scholars attend the UC Berkeley (UCB) Graduate School of Journalism in the spring semester, through a partnership between Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) and UCB. Courses include the graduate-level Earth Journalism course on international environmental reporting, co-taught by EJN Executive Director James Fahn. Sethi was selected from more than 80 applicants in a competitive application process.