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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.

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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... Read More →

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Kunda Dixit

Editor and Publisher, Nepali Times
Kunda Dixit is the Editor and Publisher of Nepali Times, a weekly English language newspaper in Kathmandu. He writes about the media’s interface with climate, conflict, and communications. He is the author of the media textbook, Dateline Earth: Journalism As If the Planet Mattered... 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... Read More →
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Mark Schapiro

Investigative Journalist, Independent
Mark Schapiro is an award-winning investigative journalist specializing in the environment. His most recent book, SEEDS OF RESISTANCE: The Fight for Food Diversity on our Climate-Ravaged Planet, investigates the battle underway with agri-business companies to control the world’s climate-resilient seeds. His previous book, The End of Stationarity: Searching for the New Normal in the Age of Carbon Shock, reveals the trap doors of the economic system that hides the costs... 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 20 awards... Read More →

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