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Respect right to cover the environment, RSF and journalists tell COP26

Gaëlle Borgia

On the eve of the United Nations COP26 climate change conference that is due to begin in Glasgow, Scotland, on 1 November, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and more than 60 environmental journalists of 34 different nationalities are appealing for respect for the right to cover environmental issues. Gaëlle Borgia, a 2020 Pulitzer Prize winner based in Madagascar These journalists – ...

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UNN VC urges Nigerians to value, maintain environment through tree planting, others

REPRC EfD

The Vice Chancellor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Prof. Charles Igwe, has urged Nigerians to value their environment through tree planting and avoid engaging on activities that could destroy the environment. Vice Chancellor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Prof. Charles Igwe (in light brown suit); Director, REPRC EfD, Dr Nnaemeka Chukwuone (by Prof. Igwe’s right); with participants at the workshop ...

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Ghanaian journalist, Kofi Adu Domfeh, bags environmental award

Kofi Adu Domfeh

For his activities in promoting sustainable green economic development, Ghanaian journalist and climate advocate, Kofi Adu Domfeh, has been honoured at the 2021 Ghana Garden and Flower Show (GGFS). Domfeh (second right) with some team members on a greening drive He was awarded Best Floriculture/Horticulture Reporter at the flagship event of the Ghana Garden and Flower Movement, an initiative of ...

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IPCC report: Disseminate information on critical points, ANEJ urges members

Sidi El Moctar Cheiguer

The African Network of Environmental Journalists (ANEJ) has taken note of the concerns highlighted in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) world report released on August 9, 2021, in Geneva, Switzerland, on current and future climate change challenges around the world. Sidi El Moctar Cheiguer, President, African Network of Environmental Journalists (ANEJ) According to the report, scientists are ...

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Group commences climate change media fellowship in West Africa

Natural Resource, Extractives and Climate Change Programme (NAREP)

As part of its regional expansion plan and commitment to media innovation and development in Africa, the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) through its Natural Resource, Extractives and Climate Change Programme (NAREP), has commenced a three-month climate change media fellowship programme for media practitioners drawn from across five anglophone West African countries. NAREP Fellows during a virtual session ...

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Ugandan Peter Labeja wins 2020 ACCER Awards

ACCER Awards

An investigative journalist from Uganda, Peter Labeja, has emerged overall winner of the 2020 African Climate Change and Environment Reporting (ACCER) Awards. Past winners of the ACCER Awards This disclosure was made as organisers, the Pan African Climate Justice (PACJA), on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 released names of the 25 candidates who won in the 2020 environmental journalism awards it ...

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PACJA to unveil winners of 2020 climate change reporting awards

Demis Mekuriyaw

Finalists and winners of the African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting Awards (ACCER Awards) will be announced during a live digital event on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 on the sidelines of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA). Demis Mekuriyaw of Ethiopia, a past winner the ACCER Awards According to the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), organisers of the event, the ...

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African journalists share techniques for tracking wildlife trafficking and conservation reporting

pangolins

Wildlife trafficking in (Southern) Africa has become an increasingly prevalent activity and with a sharp rise in the loss of wildlife population, it is a threat to the region’s ecosystem. The Pangolin. Pangolins are believed to be the world’s most trafficked mammals The practice, which involves trading in wildlife products and live animals through trans-border routes, and local or international ...

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Ex-MD of Daily Times unveils environment newspaper

Ace journalist and media strategist, Aliu Akoshile, has unveiled an online newspaper, NatureNews, as Nigeria marks its 60th independence anniversary. Aliu Akoshile He said his vision was for NatureNews to be the most authoritative news platform on environment issues in Nigeria and the rest of Africa. Akoshile, who previously managed the entire revenue business of Daily Trust newspaper, said NatureNews ...

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Young journalists to benefit from Niger Delta training workshop

Niger Delta

From soot in the air, toxic waste dumped in Koko, Delta State, destruction of ancient forest in Cross River to gas flaring/oil pollution in oil producing regions, the ecosystem in Southern Nigeria is under serious threat. To this end, the African Art and Media for Earth Initiative (AAMEI) is conducting a Niger Delta eco-journalism workshop, which is targeting journalism and ...

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