(Internews' program assisting community radio in South Sudan is covered in this article from Mashable.)
In South Sudan, most people don't have a TV. They rely on radio to get information. But limited access to power means entire communities of are left in information darkness for days at a time, especially in remote areas. One man is turning to the sun to change that.
(A radio station in South Sudan powered with solar with the help of Internews is covered in this article from Radio World.)
BRISBANE, Australia — In Turalei, South Sudan, more than 150,000 people are able to receive Mayardit 90.7 FM, a radio station that broadcasts a variety of news, music and entertainment. Supported by Internews, the radio station is a welcome service for the community, many of whom have little or no education.
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.
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.
Fifteen journalists from around the world reported from the United Nations climate negotiations (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco as part of the Earth Journalism Network’s long-standing Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) program.
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.”
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.
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.