Award-winning Journalism Highlights Threats Facing Forests, Fisheries

Awards Granted to Work EJN Supports in Latin America, Africa

Latin America-based GeoJournalism site InfoAmazonia received the Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award for small newsrooms from the Online News Association for its special report “Digging into the Mining Arc.” In Africa, West African Fisheries story grantee Helene Doubidji won first place in the written press category for her feature about how illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing off the West African coast is impacting the lives of fishing communities in Katanga, Togo. Read more>>

Fellows See that Global is Local at International Climate Summit

EJN and its partner the Stanley Foundation brought 20 journalists from the Climate Change Media Partnership to the Global Climate Action Summit, an opportunity to familiarize them with climate change issues and summit-based reporting ahead of the United Nations’ premier climate change conference, the 24th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, to be held in Poland in December. Read more>>

Biodiversity Stories Highlight Threats and Yield Results

A series of stories commissioned by EJN’s Biodiversity Media Initiative highlighted threats due to habitat loss, the illegal wildlife trade and climate change. Meanwhile, the results of a recent impact survey revealed that a controversial road project in Colombia that was the subject of investigative stories by one of last year’s grantees has been suspended by the authorities. Read more>>

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Understanding China’s Role in the Mekong Region

To improve reporting and public understanding of China’s changing role in the Mekong region, EJN co-organized a media workshop in Thailand for nine journalists from countries surrounding the Mekong River. Read more>>

Story Grants Awarded to 10 Journalists in Bay of Bengal Region

EJN awarded story grants to 10 journalists in Bangladesh and eastern India last month as part of its Bay of Bengal Climate Resiliency Initiative, following up on the organizational media grants provided earlier in the year. The journalists from India write for well-known local and international media, and they’ll cover a broad spectrum of issues, ranging from what a severe water shortage in eastern India means for women responsible for this vital resource to how the tourism industry and related businesses are coping with increasing water salinity and threats of natural disasters along the coast. Read more>>