Investigating and building a network of active Journalists reporting climate change in Egypt
At least 15 journalists from 10 governorates in Egypt will be trained with a handful others supported to execute climate change investigative stories in Arabic as the Centre for Investigative Journalism partners Climate in Arabic under it’s Open Climate Reporting Initiative (OCRI).
The partnership is aimed at building the capacities of journalists on investigative journalism in dealing with climate change issues in the Arab Republic of Egypt, with the goal of improving environmental reporting through training, skill exchange, and the production of in-depth, impactful stories that mobilise support for policy change. Also, it will create a network of active journalists, offer technical support, and supply the necessary resources for producing high-quality stories.
Consequently, Climate in Arabic will hold a hands-on practical training workshop for Journalists, select and support the best story pitches for post-training support (financial through a story grant and technical through expert mentoring), and build the “Al-Manakh Club” Network and a online platform of experts and journalists to sustain environmental and climate change reporting.
The partnership becomes the second in OCRIs Middle East and North Africa region following the initial announcement. The intervention in Egypt is an important one as it provides the opportunity to equip Journalists with the knowledge, tools, and resources needed to produce high-quality stories on environmental and climate change issues. It will be recalled that Egypt host the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 27) which OCRI participated in.