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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.
(Internews' humanitarian information response to the typhoon in the Philippines is described in this article from Communication Initiatives.)