Earth Journalism Network Training of Trainers Explores Climate and Data Journalism, Eco-Tourism and Safety Challenges
Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) held its annual Training of Trainers (ToT) at the end of March in Palawan, the Philippines, bringing together more than 30 participants, including staff, media grantees and partners.
Philippines-based journalist Fatima Arkin, the recipient of a 2016 grant from Internews’ Earth Journalism Network, was recognized as the best young environmental journalist of the year at the Asian Environmental Journalism Awards (AEJA) held last month in Singapore.
By EJN Staff
The year 2018 was a big one for environmental reporting, so as we kick off 2019, we would like to acknowledge some well-deserved recognition for some of the Earth Journalism Network’s grantees and partners.
Members of the media across the country belonging from Philippine Network of Environmental Journalists (PNEJ) organization underwent a two-day workshop on plastic pollution in the Philippines sponsored by Internews. One of the issues discussed was the immense volume of plastic trash in Manila Bay.
Engineer Eligio Ildefonso, chief of the Solid Waste Management Division of the Environmental Management Bureau in Mindanao, Philippines, spoke at a two-day media workshop on plastic pollution organized by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network.
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is the premier international environmental donor, providing nearly $18 billion in grants and mobilizing an additional $93 billion in co-financing for environmental projects in 170 countries since it was set up at the Earth Summit in 1992.
The workshop covered the topics of monitoring and evaluation approaches, gender inclusion, digital literacy, journalist safety and data journalism.
For communicating climate reality, journalists Howie Severino (GMA 7), Imelda Abano (PNEJ), Atom Araullo (ABS-CBN), and Voltaire Tupaz (Rappler) are recognized at the premiere screening of the documentary "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to power," on Monday, August 28.
Fake news, misinformation and conspiracy theories erupted into Western media during the 2016 United States presidential election. Yet in many media markets around the globe, these are longstanding challenges.