Climate Change in News Media
We are excited to announce a new partnership with UNESCO to deliver training to news media on reporting climate change in four countries in Anglophone and Francophone Africa.
The new cooperation builds on the ongoing success of the CIJ’s global Open Climate Reporting Initiative (OCRI), providing climate focused workshops for reporters in three regions around the world.
Our partnership with UNESCO’s Section for Media Development and Media in Emergency aims to go beyond regular news coverage. It will strengthen the capacity of media in the four countries to hold powerful actors to account, use digital methodologies for news gathering and production, and practice solutions journalism to combat climate change.
The new collaboration will make use of the Paris-based organisation’s networks and offices in Africa. Together with CIJ’s own resources and partners in dozens of countries throughout the continent, it will hold workshops for news organisations on climate change in two English- and two French-speaking countries.
Throughout this year, OCRI will also bring our investigative training to three new climate-affected regions of the world.
For more information about UNESCO’s activities in this field, please visit: https://www.unesco.org/en/media-crisis