Training Climate Reporters in Durban

Journalists from around the world traveled to Durban to cover the climate talks- they also got some training on how to talk about climate.

Training Climate Reporters in Durban
Author(s):
Bruce Gellerman

Reporters from around the world gathered in Durban, South Africa to cover the United Nations Climate Conference. Their job: to bring public understanding and transparency to the closed door negotiations on complex geo-political scientific issues. This year the journalists got a little help. James Fahn is Executive Director of Internews' Earth Journalism Network. He tells host Bruce Gellerman about training climate talk reporters how to talk about climate.

Listen to the interview:

Related Stories

  • Providing Public Health Information in South Sudan

    3 journalists sit across the desk from a woman they are interviewing
    Tuesday, August 9, 2016

    “We can be ambassadors within our country, producing well-researched reports for our listeners and readers. Knowledgeable reporting on health issues will save lives here.”

    Dhieu Williams is a Juba-based newspaper journalist and he’s busy on his laptop setting up social media groups to link up twelve reporters from across South Sudan who’ve just completed an intensive training course in how to cover health issues. 

    He knows it’ll be a challenge because South Sudan is burdened by – in many cases – the worst health indicators in the world.

  • Get Up, Stand Up

    ABC
    Monday, August 8, 2016

    (ABC in Australia produced a video about South Sudan that includes coverage of Eye Radio in Juba. Eye Radio is managed by Eye Media in partnership with Internews.)

    Five years ago it burst into life in a euphoric celebration of new nationhood. Now the fear is that South Sudan is barrelling towards failed-state oblivion, its future trashed by tribal conflict and bloodshed.

    But try telling that to W J “De King”, local reggae star.

    “Peace will be here,” he says matter-of-factly.