• Internews Partner Myint Zaw Wins Prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize

    Myint Zaw
    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    Myint Zaw, a journalist from Myanmar and a long-time local partner of Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN), is one of six environmental practitioners from around the world, who has won this year's Goldman Environmental Prize.

    Myint Zaw won the award for a national movement he launched that stopped construction of the Myitsone Dam on Myanmar’s treasured Irrawaddy River. He was successful despite facing heavy government scrutiny and restricted use of tools like email or social media.

  • Major New Climate Change Project With Grants Opportunities Announced by EJN

    Two journalists photograph a woman farmer
    Sunday, April 19, 2015

    Vulnerable and under-represented populations—in particular women, youth, and indigenous communities—often have the most at stake when it comes to climate change but their voices are rarely heard, in either local media or internationally. Climate change policy and decision makers need to start hearing their stories.

    In an effort to amplify these voices in local and international media, convey grassroots concerns to policymakers, and help meet the growing demand for actionable knowledge on climate, EJN is excited to announce the Human Dimensions of Climate Change project.

  • New InfoAmazonia Report Draws Front Page Headlines in Brazil

    Sunday, April 19, 2015

    A new study released by InfoAmazonia takes an in-depth look at the allocation of resources to combat deforestation by the Brazilian government between 2007 and 2014. The period covers the second term of President Lula da Silva and the first term of current President Dilma Rousseff and reveals a drop in investments in protecting the Amazon rainforest.

  • Ocean Stories – Exploring the Innovations That May Create a New Future for the World’s Oceans

    A woman reporter stands on the side of a boat.
    Sunday, April 19, 2015

    If our planet were named appropriately, it wouldn’t be called “Earth,” but rather “Ocean.” After all, our planet’s surface – along with our weather, much of our food supply and global transport systems – is dominated by the oceans. And yet they are in a precarious state, with marine fisheries dwindling, some species being hunted to near extinction, coral reefs bleaching, the climate changing, refuse swirling, sea levels rising, pH falling and blooms of toxic algae proliferating.

  • Can You Tell the Story?

    Screenshot of Contributoria web site
    Sunday, April 19, 2015

    The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) has proposed two topics on Contributoria, a Guardian-backed platform that enables journalists and writers to propose ideas to a community of backers. Ideas that resonate with enough people get funded and – perhaps most critical to our mission – journalists get paid for their work.

    This month, EJN invites journalists to respond with story ideas about the intersections between human health and climate change.

  • As a TV Intern, Learning the Ropes – and Dodging Rocks

    Rostaye
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015

    Around him, the crowd was rapidly turning violent: men were smashing the windshields of cars, beating one another bloody, and throwing stones at the police. And there was Rostaye, just two months into his professional television reporting career, capturing it all on film.

  • How Guinea’s Journalists are Fighting to Win the War Against Ebola

    USAID: From the American People
    Friday, April 10, 2015

    (Internews' project helping Guinea's journalists report on Ebola is covered in this article from USAID.)

    Before coming to USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, I worked as a TV news correspondent for more than 12 years. I covered everything from school shootings to presidential inaugurations and worked alongside some pretty incredible journalists.