Environment media interest

Imelda Abano of Internews/Earth Journalism Network (EJN). Picture: LICE MOVONO

WHERE there are no environmental media networks, we aim to build them and where they already exist, we work to capacitate them.
Speaking at the Pacific Environment Journalists Network (PEJN) summit in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, this morning, Imelda Abano of Internews/Earth Journalism Network (EJN) said they were interested in the work of journalists in the region.
The PEJN summit is a precursor to the Pacific Media Summit (PMs) organised by the Pacific Islands News Association (PINA).
“The aim is to build environmental reporting to build community resilience to climate change,” Ms Abano said.
“We don’t just give story grants, we monitor the impact of those stories.”
According to Ms Abano, the EJN is hoping the PMS 2018 is an opportunity to identify challenges in environmental journalism.
The PMS 2018 began today with pre-summit conferences on gender-based violence, environmental journalism and corruption.
The PMS 2018 proper begins on Wednesday.

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