Environment

Improving the quality and quantity of environmental reporting worldwide

Internews developed the Earth Journalism Network (EJN) to empower and enable journalists from developing countries to cover the environment more effectively.

With a mission to improve the quantity and quality of environmental coverage and over 8,000 members from 120 countries, EJN trains journalists to cover a wide variety of topics, develops ground-breaking digital media sites, establishes networks of environmental journalists in countries where they don't exist, and builds their capacity where they do, through workshops and development of training materials, Fellowship programs, support for story production and distribution, and dispersing small grants. Learn more about our staff, network and partners.

Since 2004, EJN has trained over 4,500 journalists from dozens of developing countries in a wide variety of environmental issues, including climate change, biodiversity, water, environment health, and oceans and coastal resources. As a direct result of our activities, these journalists – working in print, radio, TV and online -- have produced over 5,000 stories, not to mention all the environmental coverage they go on to produce afterwards. Several of these stories -- in countries including China, Vietnam, India and Pakistan -- have won national and international awards after uncovering scandals such as wildlife smuggling rings and illegally polluting factories.