• USP Journalism secures $US20k grant to boost environmental journalism

    April 09, 2019

    The Journalism Programme at The University of the South Pacific has won major recognition through a $US20,000 ($F42,617) grant in a boost for environmental reporting in the Pacific. The programme was one of 14 recipients of the competitive Internews/Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Asia-Pacific and Bay of Bengal media grants, 2019. The EJN sees the grant programme as […]

  • EJN Awards Grants to 14 Asian Organizations Focused on Expanding Access to Environmental Information

    April 07, 2019

    Internews’ Earth Journalism Network has selected 14 organizations as recipients of its annual media grants supported by our Asia-Pacific and Bay of Bengal projects. The competitive grant program is an opportunity for media, civil society organizations and academic institutions throughout Asia and the Pacific to think critically and creatively about how to build local resources for […]

  • PNG demonstrating global leadership on climate action

    March 03, 2019

    Why action against climate change is so important and how partners are helping the people of Papua New Guinea? A man in East New Britain says to his son, ‘the wet seasons do not come when they should and the sun feels hotter than when I was your age.’ They stand overlooking their vegetable garden. […]

  • Changing Climate, Changing Home

    February 23, 2019

    By Roline Likas, InfoPacific TIGAK ISLANDS, Papua New Guinea–The Pacific Islanders face some of the most dire consequences of rising seas—from flooding to disruptions on various islands, saltwater intrusion and the inevitable relocation of people from disappearing shorelines. They face similar challenges from the changing climate, yet these are exacerbated by their remoteness and smallness. […]

  • The Rising Stars of a Sinking Island

    February 10, 2019

    By Ronald Flier Toito’ona, 7 February 2019 The Solomon Star, Solomon Islands From rising seas an island finds sport, and a campaign to combat climate change When 29-year-old Roy Funusui Mafane stood on the podium to receive the 2016 Solomon Games Beach Soccer Championship trophy and gold medal, he envisioned the future of the sport for him […]

  • Covering climate change a challenge for the Pacific Island journalists

    January 10, 2019

    By Benjamin Kedoga Journalists in the Pacific region who cover climate change and environment-related issues continue to face many challenges. The scientific component of climate change has traditionally been the greater area of challenge. This is coupled with the lack of opportunities that enable reporters to enhance their understanding to be more effective at communicating […]

  • D Day for Fiji’s Talanoa

    December 15, 2018

    By Samisoni Pareti, InfoPacific KATOWICE, Poland — By tomorrow (December 15, 2018), the world will know whether Poland’s hosting of the UN climate change summit, commonly known as COP24, has succeeded in delivering a strong outcome, and by extension whether Fiji’s exported concept of talanoa or dialogue had aided in producing such a good outcome. […]

  • COP24 Global Climate Action Opening Unleashes New Finance Pledges

    December 05, 2018

    The United Nations Climate Conference (COP 24) today convened a high-level session launching eight days of focused events and dialogues on Global Climate Action, aimed at building a bridge between government delegates and non-Party, public and private stakeholders in the global response to climate change. The event, which featured United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, Poland’s […]

  • Stakes are high at the UN climate talks in Poland

    December 03, 2018

    Three years after signing the historic Paris Agreement, world leaders, businesses and climate advocates converge in Katowice, at the heart of Poland’s coal region, for two-weeks talk to flesh out the rules pertaining to the implementation of the Paris Agreement’s goals of limiting temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius or below 1.5 degrees […]

  • Pacific journalism students win EJN Best Mobile Journalism Awards

    November 05, 2018

    For the first time, the University of the South Pacific awarded Best Mobile Journalism Awards on Environmental Reporting during its 18th USP Journalism Students Awards in October 19, 2018. These awards were created after the Internews’ Earth Journalism Network conducted a Mobile Journalism Workshop on Environmental Reporting with 30 USP journalism students last July 23, […]