Journalism Projects around the World Address the Human Dimensions of Climate Change

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Vulnerable and under-represented populations—in particular women, youth, and indigenous communities—often face a serious information gap when it comes to solutions-based information on how to adapt to climate change’s impacts. Despite bearing the least responsibility for the conditions accelerating climate change, they are often impacted most and their voices and concerns are rarely heard, in either local or international media.

“I climbed Mt Everest and I’m scared”

Thursday, September 8, 2016

A series of stories by Ramesh Bhushal, Nepal editor for thethirdpole.net, and photographer Nabin Baral shows that climate change is increasing the chances of melting glaciers, landslides and deadly floods in Nepal. The stories were widely read and shared and had an impact on government officials and others.

“I climbed Mt Everest and I’m scared”

Thursday, September 8, 2016

(This story was originally posted on Medium.)

Apa Sherpa — who has climbed Everest a record 21 times — is not afraid of heights or blizzards.

“The most worrying issue is that the mountains are holding less and less snow and I can feel it when I climb Mount Everest. It’s not a normal phenomenon,” he says.

Farmers Find Happy Listening in the Golden Land

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

A young farmer – in flip flops, short sleeves, with his face uncovered – is spraying his crops with insecticide. Suddenly, in the next field over, he sees another farmer covered from head-to-toe in protective gear, and realizes that he is exposing himself to dangerous chemicals. Inspired, he dons close-toed shoes, long sleeves, gloves, and a facemask: lesson learned. 

Young Sri Lanka Journalist Wins an Award

A man hands Vasantha Mary an award while another man watches
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Sri Lankan journalist Vasantha Mary, a One Sri Lanka Fellow, was recognized for producing the best Tamil feature article published in the month of July 2016. She was recognized by Lakehouse, one of Sri Lanka’s leading newspaper groups. Its monthly Ran Salakuna (Golden Mark) program recognizes the outstanding work of journalists working in the Sinhala, Tamil and English newspapers owned by the group. Vasantha works at Thinakaran newspaper and was previously employed at Virakesari, a leading Tamil daily.

Mediated Information

Friday, September 2, 2016
In a recent study of media use in three areas of Afghanistan, a salon and madrassa were among limited spaces where women consumed information without interpretation or mediation from men. The study was commissioned by Internews and looked at the particular local “information ecosystems” of these communities — how both men and women access, consume, influence, trust, and share information.
 

Mediated Information

Friday, September 2, 2016

(This story was originally posted on Medium.)

In a beauty parlor in the Macroyan area of Afghanistan, women gather to have their makeup done. Among the few public places in Afghanistan that are exclusively for women, the women watch beauty tips from Indian programming on TV, and surf Facebook for fashion pages.

Afghan Information Ecosystems

Afghanistan has made great strides in establishing media and communications outlets. However, very little is known about the ways in which Afghans actually engage in information exchange. To inform work with the media and effectively enhance access to information in Afghanistan, Internews commissioned Sayara Research to map information ecosystems in three areas of Afghanistan.

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From Weddings to Journalism – Using Drones to Report on Critical Issues in Sri Lanka

One man holds a drone, another man operates the controls and two others look on.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Kaushalye, a reporter for the Sinhala language newspaper Lankadeepa in Sri Lanka, had planned to purchase a drone to photograph weddings and other events. He had never heard about using drones for journalism until he attended a workshop in Mount Lavinia. Kaushalye’s interest was kindled – he said he found the rules and regulations and ethics components especially useful.