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Sunday, November 19 • 10:45 - 12:00
Investigating Climate Change

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Climate change is increasingly cited as the most dire challenge facing the planet today. How can journalists apply the skills of investigative reporting to dig deeper and reveal what's really happening in the field? What is stopping progress on controlling greenhouse gas emissions? Whose financial interests are at stake? How can we best translate complex scientific findings into easily understood stories? Here are four journalists with extensive experience covering climate change.

Moderators
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Paula Fray

MD, Fray Intermedia
Paula Fray has worked in media for more than three decades as a journalist, editor, trainer and media manager. She is currently MD of the pan-African media training organisation frayintermedia which she founded in 2005. An award-winning reporter, Fray was executive editor of The Star newspaper and the first women editor of the Saturday Star.A recipient of the prestigious Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University, she served on the Nieman Foundation Advisory Board from 2009 - 2013. She currently serves on the Media Monitoring Africa board as well as on the board of the humanitarian news service... Read More →

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Kunda Dixit

Editor and Publisher, Nepali Times
A former reporter for the BBC, Kunda Dixit is the founder and editor of Nepali Times, and former chairman of the Centre for Investigative Journalism in Kathmandu. He has written several books, amongst them 'Dateline Earth' on environmental journalism and 'A People War', a trilogy of photo books on the Nepal conflict.Twitter... Read More →
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Amantha Perera

Asia Pacific Coordinator, Dart Center Asia Pacific
Writer and a trainer based in Colombo Sri Lanka, Amantha is the Asia Pacific Coordinator for the DART Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia Journalism School. With over 15 years of experience working in Sri Lanka and overseas, he has covered the island’s civil war and post conflict developments for international and local outlets, as a correspondent for TIME, Thomson Reuters Foundation, al-Jazeera, the Guardian, Inter Press News Service and IRIN. He has also worked extensively in Asia on issues like extreme weather events, natural disasters, post conflict situations, climate change and climate negotiations. | | | Amantha has been on assignment in over 20 countries including India, Indonesia, Nepal, Norway, South Korea, Sweden, UK, US, Myanmar, Thailand, Bangladesh and Brazil. He was an Ochberg Fellow at the Columbia Journalism School in 2013. He was also a Visiting Scholar at the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley (2003-04), a Jefferson Fellow at the East West Center, University of Hawaii (2001) and a DART Asia Pacific Fellow (2011). He was also a co-winner of the Prince Albert/United Nations Global Prize for Climate Change reporting 2012,and PANOS South Asia Climate Change Media Excellence Award 2014. He was part of the Reuters team that won the 2016 SOPA Award for Excellence in Environmental Reporting. | | Twitter... Read More →
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Mark Schapiro

Journalist/Author, Food & Environment Reporting Network
MARK SCHAPIRO is an award-winning journalist who specializes in international environmental investigations, probing into the intersection between the environment, economics and political power. His work is published in Harpers, Newsweek, The Nation, Mother Jones, Pacific Standard, The Atlantic, and other publications, and he worked as a correspondent for the PBS newsmagazine FRONLTINE/World. He was formerly senior correspondent at the Center for Investigative Reporting, and currently teaches at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism... Read More →
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Gerald Tenywa

Senior Reporter, New Vision
Gerald Tenywa Magumba is a senior reporter at New Vision, a daily newspaper in Uganda. As an investigative journalist, he has been reporting for the last two decades on wildlife, ivory trafficking, forests, wetlands, pollution, oil, land, water and climate change. | | He has won... Read More →


Sunday November 19, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 202 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

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