The oil industry is critical to Iraq’s future, accounting for almost 95% of the government’s revenues. Yet much of the public – and Iraq’s media – don’t have a strong understanding of the complex issues surrounding the international oil industry.
Through a mentorship program organized by Internews, a select group of local journalists now have long-term access to international mentors with strong backgrounds in energy reporting. Read more »
The Earth Journalism Network Grants Fund is seeking to invest in strategic opportunities for media development, build the capacities of local environmental journalism networks and their members, and respond to their communities’ needs. Read more »
The Moscow Times, in cooperation with Vedomosti has launched expanded bilingual environmental coverage through a new web site, Green on Green. With support from the Internews Earth Journalism Network (EJN), the site is an effort to raise consciousness about the enormous ecological and environmental challenges Russia is facing, actions being taken to both improve and exacerbate the situation, and the players involved. Read more »
“Where's my Seat?” is the title of a video post on the new youth online platform K-HUG (Kenya Health User-Generated Content). The post, by Violet Otindo, explores the government’s push to ensure that public transport vehicles are accessible to persons with disabilities.
Another poster, Henry Owino shares facts on the growing number of women infected by HIV and another explores the demonization of individuals with diseases stereotypically associated with their social class. Read more »
Kota Kita, a youth advocacy organization in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is conducting a series of interactive mapping projects for youth. Young, trained volunteers explore and learn about their communities on foot, noting and logging religious institutions into an online map that highlights the cultural and religious diversity of the area. Read more »