Tracking Global Climate Change

Journalists from around the world discuss their reporting on climate change and how they can make a difference; photo © V. Krebs.
Journalists from around the world discuss their reporting on climate change and how they can make a difference; photo © V. Krebs.

Project at a glance

Dates and Place

04 - 08 June 2007, Geneva, Switzerland
ICCG

Organizers

InfoSud

Project details

The Media21 Global Journalism Network Geneva is a program of the Swiss-based media network, InfoSud. It is designed to enhance broader public awareness of global issues through better coverage worldwide, but also more effective interaction between the media and important information resources such as donor governments, United Nations agencies, NGOs, the private sector, academics, and other specialists involved in these sectors.

Operating as an independent press agency, InfoSud has published more than 14,000 articles on global development and environmental issues since 1988. It is also active in training journalists from around the world.

The Media21 workshop - Tracking Global Climate Change - is a two-week pilot program for 16 experienced journalists from the developing world and industrialized countries. Week One will take place in Geneva and consist of background briefings, panel sessions, interviews, and networking opportunities with key representatives from the United Nations, international NGOs, donors, institutes, academia, and private corporations. This will be followed by a two-day field trip to the Swiss Alps to explore the impact of climate change on mountain communities. Week Two will incorporate visits to Mauritania and Kenya to report on climate change fallout on local economies, farmers, nomads, security, migration, refugees, water resources, and fishing. The journalists will return to Geneva for one day of debriefing. Participating journalists will be encouraged to write articles and blogs or to produce broadcast programs for distribution to their own media and via this website.

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