• Young Journalists Support Sri Lanka’s Healing

    Daily FT - Be Empowered
    Thursday, April 21, 2016

    (This article first appeared on Medium and was picked up by The FT, Sri Lanka's largest newspaper group.)

    Sri Lankan journalist Tharindu Jayawardhana completed his formal education in the same year that the 26-year-long civil war in his country ended. Five years later, Tharindu reports for the most widely-circulated Sinhala paper in Sri Lanka, Lankadeepa. 

  • Young Journalists Support Sri Lanka’s Healing

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    Internews supports the production of quality content that effectively opens space for discussion and reflects the diversity of the community.

    In Sri Lanka, Internews’ Journalist Sprint program brings together young journalists of Tamil, Sinhala and Muslim backgrounds to work together, building understanding of each other’s culture and laying a foundation for much-needed healing and reconciliation in the wake of a 27-year civil war. 

  • Mekong Eye Explores Environmental Challenges in Southeast Asia

    The Jinghong Dam along the Mekong River in Yunnan province.
    Monday, March 28, 2016

    As development surges across Southeast Asia’s Mekong region, experts, governments, businesses and citizens are looking for information. They want news. They need data. And they are looking for a place to tell their stories. The launch of The Mekong Eye, a dynamic new GeoJournalism web portal, gathers the region’s most compelling stories, contextualized by maps, data, and visuals to help people understand how rapid development is impacting the environment.

  • Samoan Workshop Boosts Climate Change Reporting in the Pacific Islands

    rocks and surf at the beach in Samoa
    Friday, March 25, 2016

    Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) recently held a workshop in Apia, Samoa designed to equip local journalists with the skills and knowledge to improve their coverage of climate change and natural resource management.

    The two-day workshop was attended by a dozen practicing and student journalists from TV, print and online media outlets as well as the National University of Samoa. Participants were trained on topics including the science of climate change, best practices for climate journalism, and how to link climate change issues to the day-to-day life of local communities.

  • The Himalayan Ticking Time Bomb

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    If you view the Himalayas from above, they appear to cut through southern Asia like a beautiful scar. But as striking as this mountain range is, from above and from on the ground, it is also one of the starkest examples of visible climate change. Once we see this area from that perspective, it is hard to turn away.

  • A More Vulnerable World

    Friday, December 4, 2015

    During the Paris Climate Talks (COP21), Internews' Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is posting a series of stories about climate’s impact on people called A More Vulnerable World

    From declining caribou herds in the Arctic north to water shortages in Nepal, Colombia, China and the Middle East to floods in South Asia, climate change is having a dramatic effect on the world's most vulnerable populations.

    The stories and videos from A More Vulnerable World focus on the efforts of local communities to control and retain their way of life.

  • Climate Change through the Eyes of Women

    Monday, November 30, 2015
    Stella Paul, an environmental journalist from India, is part of a contingent of 40 journalists, journalism fellows and senior journalism mentors from around the world attending the Paris Climate Talks with Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN).
     
  • 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.