Environmental Journalism Initiative-India
The main aim of the programme is to create awareness about environmental issues and solutions.
Environmental Journalism Initiative
The Environmental Journalism Initiative (EJI) was launched in India in October 2013 with the aim of promoting environmental journalism and improving communication between journalists and scientists. The initiative is a joint venture between the Indian Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
The EJI-India aims to build capacity of Indian journalists through workshops and exposure visits, while also working with the media to produce more environment-related content. In addition, the initiative also seeks to engage with key stakeholders such as policy-makers, academia, civil society organizations and the private sector to sensitize them about the importance of environmental journalism and its role in fostering sustainable development.
So far, the EJI-India has organized five national workshops on environmental journalism, reaching out to over 150 journalists from across the country. The initiative has also supported several media projects related to environment and conservation, including a nationwide campaign on air pollution.
Who are we?
We are a collective of environmental journalists from across India, committed to furthering the cause of quality environmental journalism. We believe that good journalism can be a powerful tool in the fight against climate change and environmental degradation, and we aim to use our skills and experience to help build a more sustainable future for all.
Our work covers a wide range of topics, from the impacts of climate change on vulnerable communities, to the conservation efforts being undertaken to protect India’s rich biodiversity. We also write about the successes and challenges of renewable energy projects, as well as the many issues faced by those working to clean up India’s polluted waterways.
In addition to our blog, we also run an annual training program for early-career journalists, which provides participants with the skills and knowledge they need to produce high-quality environmental reporting. Our hope is that by equipping more journalists with the tools they need to tell these important stories, we can help create a more sustainable future for us all.
What do we do?
The Environmental Journalism Initiative-India is a project of the Center for Environment Communications, which is part of the Society for Environmental Journalists. We are a group of journalists committed to providing accurate and fair coverage of environmental issues in India.
We believe that the public has a right to know about the environmental problems facing their country and we feel that it is our responsibility to provide them with this information. We also believe that the media has a crucial role to play in creating awareness about environmental issues and in promoting sustainable development.
Our goal is to improve the quality of environmental journalism in India and to make it more accessible to the public. We achieve this by providing training and resources for journalists, by conducting workshops and seminars, and by producing publications.
Why should you join us?
The Environmental Journalism Initiative-India is a great way to get involved in environmental journalism. It’s a platform for journalists to share their stories and connect with others who are passionate about environmental issues. It’s also a great way to learn more about environmental journalism and get tips and resources from experienced journalists.
How can you help out?
If you’re passionate about the environment and want to make a difference, one way you can help is by becoming a part of the Environmental Journalism Initiative-India. The Initiative is a group of journalists from all over India who are committed to providing accurate and unbiased information on environmental issues. By becoming a member, you can help ensure that the public has access to reliable information on the state of the environment and what they can do to help protect it.
Initiatives taken by Environmental Journalism Initiative
The Environmental Journalism Initiative (EJI) was set up in 2015 with the aim of providing support to Indian journalists who wish to pursue investigative stories on environmental issues. The initiative is a part of the India Climate Dialogue, a partnership between the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and the British Council.
EJI offers various resources to journalists, including a fellowship programme, workshops and training sessions, an online database of experts, and a mentorship programme.
Since its launch, EJI has supported over 100 journalists from across India in their efforts to produce high-quality environmental journalism. The initiative has also helped to establish an active network of environmental journalists in the country.
EJI is currently running a series of workshops in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore on various aspects of environmental journalism. These workshops are open to all journalists, regardless of their experience or expertise.
Our plans and goals for the future
We have big plans for the future of environmental journalism in India. Our goal is to make it one of the most respected and influential sources of news and information on environmental issues in the country.
We want to continue to build our team of dedicated journalists who are passionate about environmental issues and telling stories that make a difference. We also want to increase our engagement with readers, so that we can continue to grow our audience and reach new people with our important message.
We have some exciting new projects in the works, so stay tuned for more information about what we’re up to!