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Young journalists' view on Climate Change

The Norwegian Embassy supports Dr. Soetomo Press Institute (LPDS) in Training of Journalists in Climate Change and Environmental issues.

During the second phase of the project running from November 2013 to November 2014, LPDS is arranging 8 local workshops, two nine-day travel fellowship workshops and one six-day field trip workshop. The purpose of the project is to train Indonesian journalists to become climate literate and to sharpen their ability to cover climate change as well as other environmental issues from a substantial perspective. Norway wants to help train journalists capable of producing substantial, critical and publishable articles about the issues.

The Project targets to train about 250 young journalists from various media such as newspaper, magazine, TV, radio, as well as on-line media from throughout Indonesia. The best participant from each local workshop is offered a travel fellowship to cover environmental and climate change-related issues outside their original region. By visiting area outside their region, they get an opportunity to broaden their network with fellow journalists outside their region and to get a comparable and  comprehensive picture of how environmental and climate change issues have impacted different regions in Indonesia.

The articles produced from their trip were reviewed by the LPDS editorial team and published in a news section under the LPDS’s official website, called Climate Reporter that can be accessed at http://www.lpds.or.id/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=32&Itemid=47

The talented young journalists who were fortunate to receive the travel grant have covered interesting issues relating to environmental and climate change issues such as forest fires in Sumatera and Kalimantan, disappearing islands and cities, degraded land, palm oil plantation and natural disasters. Links to the articles can be found below:

http://www.lpds.or.id/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=700:sumatra-and-kalimantan-reporters-cover-riau-after-the-wildfires&catid=32:climatereporter&Itemid=46

http://www.lpds.or.id/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=699:wartawan-sumatra-dan-kalimantan-meliput-pascabencana-api-di-riau&catid=32:climatereporter&Itemid=46

http://www.lpds.or.id/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=686:reporting-on-mudslides-to-disappearing-islands-&catid=14:berita-lpds&Itemid=17

http://www.lpds.or.id/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=697:hutan-hilang-bencana-datang&catid=32:climatereporter&Itemid=46

http://www.lpds.or.id/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=696:pulau-tikus-di-ambang-pupus-rencana-manis-nan-tragis&catid=32:climatereporter&Itemid=46

http://www.lpds.or.id/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=695:hitam-arang-hijaukan-lahan-kritis&catid=32:climatereporter&Itemid=46

http://www.lpds.or.id/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=694:mengait-derita-dampak-limbah-batam-ke-masyarakat&catid=32:climatereporter&Itemid=46

http://www.lpds.or.id/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=693:sungai-kahayan-di-antara-tantangan-dan-langganan-banjir&catid=32:climatereporter&Itemid=46

http://www.lpds.or.id/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=690:manisnya-sawit-ancam-kelatnya-teh-sumatra&catid=32:climatereporter&Itemid=46

http://www.lpds.or.id/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=691:terjepit-di-antara-lahan-sawit&catid=32:climatereporter&Itemid=46

http://www.lpds.or.id/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=692:derita-warga-tambang-batu-bara&catid=32:climatereporter&Itemid=46

http://www.lpds.or.id/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=689:jayapura-kota-indah-terancamtenggelam&catid=32:climatereporter&Itemid=46