• Reporting on the Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Most Vulnerable Communities

    A woman stands on the edge of a deep pit, collecting dirty water in a bucket tied to a rope
    Sunday, November 22, 2015

    Migration from the Marshall Islands to Oklahoma. Surging seas in Mozambique. Drought on Colombia’s remote La Guajira peninsula. These are some of the impacts we’re starting to see that are at least partially due to climate change. As the Earth’s average temperature increases, contributing to rising sea levels, warming oceans, and glacial retreat, it is the world’s poorest and most marginalized people that are the most vulnerable.

  • Apply Now: Biodiversity Media Grant Opportunity

    Sunday, November 22, 2015

    Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) invites organizations to apply for our first ever Biodiversity Media Grant, which will support journalism networks and media organizations in building media capacity, networks, and awareness to report on crucial biodiversity and conservation issues.

    The Biodiversity Media Grants have flexible spending guidelines that will enable local networks to invest in strategic opportunities, train their members, and respond to the conservation needs of their communities.

  • Journalists from Developing Countries are Particularly Critical at this Year’s Climate Change Negotiations

    COP21 Paris 2015
    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    Scientists have warned that the world is burning through its carbon budget so quickly that, unless we change course now, we will soon pass the threshold beyond which global warming becomes catastrophic and irreversible.

    In an attempt to mitigate the effects, the United Nations has been conducting global negotiations on climate change for more than 20 years, with currently 196 signatories to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

  • The Human Dimensions of Climate Change – Ten Grants Awarded

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    Despite bearing the least responsibility for the conditions accelerating climate change, vulnerable and under-represented populations—in particular women, youth, and indigenous communities—often have the most at stake. Their voices are rarely heard, in either local media or internationally. Their stories, however, could make a significant difference in policy decisions related to climate change.

  • Latin American Journalists Learn about Tools for Monitoring Marine Protected Areas

    3 journalists sit at a table, 1 stands, Captain Sepulveda sits to right
    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    “It was like something out of a Tom Clancy novel,” said Ken Weiss, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who led a recent journalism workshop in Chile on marine protected areas (MPAs). “We got to visit the Chilean Navy’s Maritime Safety and Security Center, where a Chilean Navy Captain showed us – in real time – how they track ships. The captain clicked on the blinking image of a vessel and up popped a new screen with a startling amount of information, often including a picture and history of the captain, crew, and a schematic drawing of the vessel. It was teriffic.”

  • EJN´s Regional Leaders Assume Key Role as Climate Mentors

    3 women smile at the camera, one is holding a sheet of paper.
    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    Some of the developing world’s most experienced reporters on climate change are now working as mentors to junior reporters, to advance the quality of climate change reporting and amplify the voices of those most affected.