EnviroNews.ph is the premier source of news and information on environment and climate-related issues in the Philippines, Southeast region by integrating short messaging service (SMS) reporting and social media from local journalists in the country.
The team behind EnviroNews.ph is composed of journalists who are members of the Philippine Network of Environmental Journalists, Inc (PNEJ).
Through the assistance of launching this news and information platform from Internews Europe’s Earth Journalism Network, the “Philippine EnviroNews” became operational in 2013 dedicated on environment and climate change journalism.
Philippine EnviroNews aims to transform the way journalists report environmental and climate-related issues in the Philippines and throughout Southeast Asia by using technological advances and social media, particularly mobile phones and SMS to enable new forms of collaborative journalism.
PNEJ is a non-government, non-profit and non-partisan media group. With support from the United States-based Internews’ Earth Journalism Network, PNEJ was launched in Manila on June 5, 2010, World Environment Day, to help Filipino journalists improve the quality of environmental and climate change as well as disaster reporting.
PNEJ envisions a sustainable Philippine environment and a well-informed, environmental conscious society through excellence in environmental, climate change and disaster journalism.
While PNEJ members report on all aspects of environmental issues highlighting climate change and disaster, including politics, economy, health and entertainment, they highlight the importance and advancement of public understanding of environmental issues by improving the quality of environmental news reporting. They believe that this task is essential to provide critical support for journalists in all media platforms in their efforts to report on complex issues concerning the environment.
To realize this, PNEJ aims to:
* Equip Filipino journalists with skills to upgrade their reporting, research and writing skills through seminars, workshops, conferences, study tours, linkages to and networking with local and international media organizations, and other activities.
* Implement responsible reporting of environmental problems affecting the larger public and produce stories that suggest solutions to these.
* Strengthen the connection between media and society, including business, the academe, government and communities, so they can participate in environmental protection activities in the Philippines.
* Support the communication, cooperation and partnership with journalists from other countries, like China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Brazil, Greater Horn of Africa, Mexico, India, where similar networks of environmental journalists are operating as a way of sharing experiences and learning from these.
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Internews is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect and the means to make their voices heard.
Internews provides communities the resources to produce local news and information with integrity and independence. With global expertise and reach, Internews trains both media professionals and citizen journalists, introduces innovative media solutions, increases coverage of vital issues and helps establish policies needed for open access to information.
Internews programs create platforms for dialogue and enable informed debate, which bring about social and economic progress.
Internews’ commitment to research and evaluation creates effective and sustainable programs, even in the most challenging environments.
Formed in 1982, Internews is headquartered in California. Internews has worked in over 90 countries, and currently has offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and North America.
About the Earth Journalism Network
The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) – established by Internews and Internews Europe – was developed to empower and enable journalists from developing countries to cover the environment more effectively.
The developing world will determine our planet’s environmental future. Local media play a critical role in influencing how governments and societies balance growth with sustainability and human rights.
EJN works with journalists and media outlets in developing countries to provide access to better information that can help change behavior, build adaptive capacity, mitigate conflict and support good policies related to climate change and other environmental issues.
It brings environmental expertise combined with proven field experience to improve reporting on the critical topics of: climate change; biodiversity; environmental health; oceans and coastal zones; forests and REDD; water resource issues; clean energy technology and finance; and agricultural productivity.