The Philippines participates in the Media 21 Asia project [fr]
Three news organizations from the Philippines have been selected for the Media 21 Asia project launched last February 2015.
The aim of the Media 21 Asia project is to help media organizations from each of the ASEAN countries to develop an editorial strategy incorporating climate change issues and to investigate local climate change initiatives with a view to highlighting a positive response to climate constraints.
Journalists from Environews.ph, Inquirer.net, and Rappler participated in a training workshop on reporting on the climate last May in Kuala Lumpur, and recently attended the Regional Forum on Climate Change in Bangkok where they were able to have fruitful exchanges with H.E. Philippe Zeller, French Ambassador at Large for Climate Negotiations for Asia and Oceania.
They are expected to attend the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris this December, after which they will publish an investigative report relating to a local initiative that highlights climate change issues through the support of CFI, the media cooperation agency of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.
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Philippines Environews is supported by the Association of Environmental Journalists and has a website addressing environmental issues. Its aim is to offer diverse, innovative responses for the various communities facing climate change in order that each locality is in a position to tackle problems independently.
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INQUIRER.net is the digital version of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the leading newspaper in the Philippines. For its investigation, it intends to observe villages in the "typhoon belt", with a view to providing a response and contributing expertise and know-how for other localities in the archipelago which, in the past, were spared weather-driven disasters but are nowadays increasingly affected.
Rappler is one of the Philippines’ principal digital newspapers. Its intention is to use ambitious multimedia reporting to spotlight the initiatives of rural communities making a living from traditional agriculture in the face of climate change.