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What do Coffee, Wildlife and Data have in Common?

October 23, 2019
Updates from Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN):

Coffee, wildlife and data were all topics of workshops or convenings EJN hosted over the past month. Read more about our recent activities below. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see how we’re covering today’s most pressing environmental issues and visit our website to read our latest stories.

EJN Celebrates 15 Years with a Look at the Past, Present and Future of Environmental Reporting

EJN marked its 15th year of supporting environmental reporting earlier this month with a small celebratory event in London and a panel discussion featuring some of the top thinkers and practitioners in the field. Read more>>

Mesoamerican Reef Story Grantees to Investigate Threats Facing Marine Ecosystems

EJN recently awarded small grants to 10 reporters in Mexico and Central America to report on a range of issues related to the health of the Mesoamerican Reef (MAR), a vital reef system that stretches across the coasts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. Read more>>

Workshop Covers Climate Change’s Impact on Coffee

Journalists gained a new understanding of how to cover climate change’s impact on coffee at trainings offered by Lembaga Studi Pers dan Pembangunan (Institute for Press and Development Studies or LSPP), an NGO dedicated to media development and research in Indonesia and one of the recipients of EJN’s 2019 Asia-Pacific Media Grant program. Read more>>

EJN Gathers Journalists Covering the Illegal Wildlife Trade in Europe

The illegal trade in everything from parrot eggs and caviar to rare reptiles and ornamental fish was on the agenda when EJN gathered several of its current grantees investigating wildlife trafficking in Hamburg in September. The journalists are all working on investigative reports focused on the under-covered role of Europe as a source, transit hub and market in the illegal wildlife trade. Read more>>

Indonesian Journalists Gain New Data Skills at EJN, Resource Watch Workshop

To introduce and train journalists how to use Resource Watch, a new platform from the World Resources Institute focused on data and visualization, EJN partnered with the Resource Watch team to host a workshop in late August in Jakarta, Indonesia. Read more>>

More Awards for EJN-Connected Journalists

Three journalists who received support from EJN in the form of grants or Fellowships have won awards for their environmental and health-related climate stories. The journalists are from the Philippines, India and Belize. Read more>>