Environment

Journalists from South Asia wrote about environmental topics such as rising sea levels

Journalists from South Asia wrote about environmental topics such as rising sea levels

South Asian Journalists train with ICFJ staff

Journalists from countries in South Asia learn about multimedia reporting in Sri Lanka, April 2012

South Asian Journalists train with ICFJ staff

Journalists from South Asian countries learn about multimedia reporting in April 2012

Jun 252012

National Geographic Highlights New Digital Map Designed to Track Problems and Progress in the Amazon

With its focus on global environmental issues, NationalGeographic.com is highlighting a digital map launched by Knight International Journalism Fellow Gustavo Faleiros, including the use of layered filters that can help data journalists track the effects of forest fires, deforestation and extractive industries like mining.

Jun 182012

InfoAmazonia: A Visual and Graphic Exploration of the World’s Largest Rainforest

I am thrilled to announce that InfoAmazonia, a data and mapping platform focusing on the largest rainforest on the planet, launched on Sunday at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. As a Knight International Journalism Fellow working to help reporters here in Brazil use data to track deterioration of the Amazon, this is a key component of my work and an exciting step.

Jun 112012

South Asian Journalists Learn to Cover Climate Change Using Multimedia

During a new regional training initiative, South Asian journalists from six countries created iPod Touch videos of farmers in southern Sri Lanka, where rising sea levels have increased salinity in fields and changes in rainfall patterns have disrupted the rice-planting season.

Climate changes have contributed to the farmer’s loss of income – but so have the drainage channels they dug initially to drain the fields, which now bring in seawater.

Tsunami-Tossed Boat

A tsunami-tossed boat rests on top of a building amid a sea of debris in Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture, on March 14. Photograph by Yomiuri Shimbun, AFP/Getty Images

Brazil: Launch a Digital Map That Uses Open Data to Monitor the Amazon

Gustavo Faleiros is a Knight International Journalism Fellow based in Brazil who has created a comprehensive online map that makes extensive use of data to track the deteriorating environment of the nine-country Amazon region. The map—a mash-up of existing technologies such as satellite images, open data and media and social-media feeds—is hosted by partner O Eco, an environmental news site, and supported by a grant from Internews.

Mar 122012

Haitian Journalists Show How Temporary Solutions Create Permanent Problems for Refugees

As hundreds of non-governmental organizations begin to pull out of Haiti, their departures are causing problems in a nation still struggling to recover from the 2010 earthquake. Several journalists chosen to take part in the Fund for Investigative Journalism took a close look at one of those problems.