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Internews’ Earth Journalism Network has launched the Mesoamerican Reef Reporting Project to increase and improve news coverage on the environmental health of a vital reef system that stretches across the coasts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras.
By Leah Worthington
Few topics are as ripe for investigation as the environment, and in-depth reporting is something long prioritized at the Earth Journalism Network.
The Earth Journalism Network, Internews’ environmental program, has recently awarded grants to 36 reporters, 14 from the Bay of Bengal region and another 22 from the broader Asia-Pacific region, to report on climate and environmental change.
Amidst global trends of closing civic space, heightened censorship and an increasingly polluted information environment, the production of credible journalism is an increasingly dangerous job, and more vital than ever.
When Peter Mtoi and Neema Mziray, both young journalists working for the Voice of Africa (VOA) community radio station in Korogwe, Tanzania, set out to report the challenges facing the town’s residents they were worried about how their stories would be received by the local authorities.