• Online Communities as Local Media

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    (This story was originally posted on Medium)

    Civilians and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Ukraine are using Vkontakte (a Russia-based network akin to Facebook) to share problems and concerns, communicate with the “opposite side” in the Ukrainian conflict and explore options for peace building, after nearly three years of conflict.

  • Grants Offered to Support Climate Change Reporting in the Pacific Islands

    A corrugated metal house sits near the ocean with sand bags around it
    Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is offering reporting grants to support the production of in-depth, previously untold climate change stories in the Pacific Islands.

    Pacific Island countries are among the most vulnerable to climate change and are already facing climatic stresses on the region’s food security, disaster response capacity, and water availability. In some cases, the conditions undermine the continued viability of human habitation in parts of the region. Communities located in regions with climate changes that undermine their livelihoods rarely have the opportunity to have their stories told in the media.

  • Ten Reporters Receive Fellowships to Cover UN biodiversity Negotiations in Mexico

    A group of people stand in a forest
    Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    Ten journalists from around the world reported on the 13th Conference of the Parties (COP13) to the UN Convention of Biological Diversity through the Internews Earth Journalism Network’s (EJN) latest Fellowship program. Reporting for a variety of outlets — from financial newspapers to indigenous people’s outlets — the Fellows covered the intergovernmental negotiations and interviewed leading experts on issues such as biopiracy, synthetic biology and protected areas. Some of the stories by the Fellows can be found on the EJN website.

  • Apply now for EJN fellowships to the International Congress for Conservation Biology

    ICCB 2017 - Cartagena, Colombia, July 23-27, 2017 - Insights for sustaining life on Earth
    Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    The Earth Journalism Network, with support from the Arcadia Foundation, invites working journalists, particularly those from developing countries, to apply.

    Selected participants will attend a day-long workshop before spending five days at the ICCB developing sources and story ideas, networking with other journalists, and reporting on news from conservation organizations, governments and researchers.

  • Fiji Workshop Supports Human Interest Story Angles for Climate Change Reporting

    Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    A few hours drive from Fiji’s capital of Suva, Daku is a low-lying coastal village that is experiencing the impact of sea level rise. In an interview broadcast nationally by FijiTV One, community leaders from Daku explained how climate change is impacting their lives.

    “People ask us if we will raise our homes,” said a community leader during his interview. “We say no. We will build a road dike and flood gates to stop the sea from coming in and to let the rainwater out.”

  • Apply Now for Biodiversity Reporting Grants

    The tail of a humpback whale comes out of the water
    Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is pleased to announce another round of reporting grants for journalists who want to produce in-depth stories on previously untold threats to biodiversity or new approaches to conservation.
    With support from the Arcadia Foundation, EJN is offering grants typically ranging from $1,000 to $2,000, with some flexibility for deep, investigative stories using innovative approaches to storytelling. The deadline for applications is 17 February 2017.

  • Haiti - Humanitarian Feedback Bulletin

    Cover: Haiti Humanitarian Feedback Bulletin
    Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    The Haiti Humanitarian Information Service (HIS) is a UKAID funded project launched in October 2016 to respond to the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. The goal is to improve the quality of timely and actionable information in Haitian communities affected by the hurricane in order to reduce their vulnerability, improve protection outcomes and promote accountability in the response.