China

Having worked in China for ten years and through the International Center for Communications Development since 2008, Internews is now a leading player in the development of the country’s media, rule of law, and access to information. While maintaining an emphasis on international exchange and journalism trainings on environmental, public health, cultural, ethical, and legal issues, Internews has recently expanded its scope of activities in the country to include data visualization workshops and innovation labs, with the ultimate aim of promoting the understanding of social media in the Chinese context and moving towards a more transparent and accountable public sphere.

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network maintains a strong presence in China, building off its previous environmental health work in the country to publish toolkits and host forums and field trips for Chinese journalists covering oceans and fisheries issues. 

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  • Chinese Journalists Explore Sino-African Relationship in Kenya

    Kenyan journalist and a Chinese journalist at a fruit market
    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    In an effort to highlight the on-the-ground impacts of Sino-African relations, Internews affiliate the International Center for Communications Development (ICCD) and Yi De Vision brought six leading Chinese journalists to Kenya for a ten-day field visit. From February 21 to March 2, journalists explored issues pertaining to, among others, Chinese investment in the region, environmental and wildlife protection, the media landscape, and cross-cultural perception.

  • Profile: Liu Lican, Environmental Writer

    Liu Lican
    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Liu Lican is the Co-founder and Programs Director in the Greenovation Hub, a Chinese grassroots NGO focusing on environmental protection and innovation. He also serves as project coordinator of Internews’ Earth Journalism Network and helped develop two reporting toolkits, “Environmental Health and Climate Change” and “Global Trade Reporting: New Trends in Africa-China-Western Countries Economic Integration – Fair Timber Trade as an Example.” His most recent book, “The Sick Villages in a Strong State,” is the first book in Chinese that reveals the so-called “cancer village” problem in China.