Project Updates

  • Addressing the Critical Need for Lifesaving Information in the Wake of Hurricane Matthew

    Monday, October 10, 2016

    At least 1,000 people are now feared dead in the wake of the devastating hurricane that hit Haiti on October 4th. The storm has left in its wake a serious humanitarian crisis, made worse by the fact that a cholera epidemic was only barely being held in check prior to the storm. Relatively isolated areas in southwestern Haiti were particularly hard hit, with damage estimates of up to 80% of structures.

  • Fellowship Brings Indigenous Journalists to World’s Largest Biodiversity Conference

    Monday, October 3, 2016

    Journalists from 16 countries participated in an Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Fellowship program this month that took them to the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu, Hawai’i, where indigenous communities and their role in global conservation efforts took center stage. The EJN delegation, which included indigenous reporters from seven biodiversity-rich nations, joined leaders from governments, civil society and the private sector for high-level discussions to set the world’s conservation agenda after ambitious targets were established in Paris last year.

  • Climate Journalism Thrives in Latin America

    ?Eres periodista o comunicador en America Latina? Participa de la encuesta regioanl sobre periodismo y cambio climatico.
    Monday, October 3, 2016

    “Latin America is perhaps the best example of economic growth together with carbon emissions reduction,” says Christiana Figueres, former executive-secretary of the UN´s Climate Change Convention, summarizing the region’s leadership in attempting to halt global warming. Figueres made her point to hundreds of journalists during an EJN webinar organized in partnership with Latin Clima earlier this year.

  • Journalists from Developing Countries to Cover the “COP of Action” in Morocco

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    Monday, October 3, 2016

    Last December during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)  Conference of Parties (COP), 195 countries came together to adopt The Paris Agreement, the first universal climate agreement meant to tackle climate change. Targets set by the Agreement include limiting the rise in global temperature to an average of no more than 2 degrees Celsius, and reducing CO2 emissions by 50% by 2050, and 100% by 2100.

  • Journalism Projects around the World Address the Human Dimensions of Climate Change

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Vulnerable and under-represented populations—in particular women, youth, and indigenous communities—often face a serious information gap when it comes to solutions-based information on how to adapt to climate change’s impacts. Despite bearing the least responsibility for the conditions accelerating climate change, they are often impacted most and their voices and concerns are rarely heard, in either local or international media.

  • HIV: Igniting Conversations that Bring About Change

    Friday, September 23, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    As of September 1, South Africa is implementing “test and treat” — where every HIV positive person is placed on an anti-retroviral treatment (ART) program, regardless of their CD4 count, an indicator of how well the immune system is working. The policy follows the announcement of new guidelines for HIV management by the World Health Organization (WHO) in December 2015.

  • A Deaf Journalist in Nigeria Fights to Advance Disability Rights

    Thursday, September 15, 2016

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    People with disabilities in Kaduna State in Nigeria took to the streets in May to protest a proposed law banning street begging and hawking. The administration of governor Nasir el-Rufai said that the goal was to keep children in school rather than begging in the street and to enhance security after a street bombing that left 25 dead and others injured.

  • Farmers Find Happy Listening in the Golden Land

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    Thursday, September 8, 2016

    A young farmer – in flip flops, short sleeves, with his face uncovered – is spraying his crops with insecticide. Suddenly, in the next field over, he sees another farmer covered from head-to-toe in protective gear, and realizes that he is exposing himself to dangerous chemicals. Inspired, he dons close-toed shoes, long sleeves, gloves, and a facemask: lesson learned.