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Environmental Journalism Seminar: Investigating Power in Environmental Crises

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September 22, 2020 | 12:00 PM EDT
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Campo Alegre is the largest mining area in Canaima National Park, located in the Gran Sabana, in the park’s eastern sector, in southeastern Venezuela. Image by Fabiola Ferrero. Venezuela, 2020.
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The vegetation that once characterized Campo Alegre has been pushed aside by the excavated earth. Image by Fabiola Ferrero. Venezuela, 2020.
The vegetation that once characterized Campo Alegre has been pushed aside by the excavated earth. Image by Fabiola Ferrero. Venezuela, 2020.

Perceived resource scarcity and rapidly growing global demand can lead to environmental conflict and ecological degradation. In these contexts, ownership, commercial, and financial interests are often invisible. On September 22, 2020, journalists who have successfully investigated contended lands, toxic pollution, and the downside of even well-meaning conservation efforts in a variety of geographic contexts will discuss approaches to investigating the corruption and power struggles behind today's key threats to the environment.

The program will be offered in both English and Spanish with simultaneous translation available as part of a series on environmental journalism presented by the Pulitzer Center, in partnership with Fundación Gabo and Grupo ISA.

This seminar is free to attend, but registration is required.

Panelists: Wahyu Dhyatmyka, editor in chief at Tempo.coAmy Martin, founder and executive producer of Threshold; and María Ramírez, journalist at El Correo del Caroní; in conversation with Patricia Campos Mello, journalist at Folha de S.Paulo.

Register here (English): https://www.eventbrite.co/e/118703410095 

Register here (Spanish): https://www.eventbrite.co/e/118559451511

Journalists and activists, among others, will discuss their in-depth research and reporting in each session through September. For a complete list of the seminars, visit this page.