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 discussed approaches to investigating the corruption and power struggles behind today’s key threats to the environment.
This program was offered in both English and Spanish as part of a series on environmental journalism presented by the Pulitzer Center, in partnership with Fundación Gabo and Grupo ISA.
Panelists: Wahyu Dhyatmyka, editor in chief at Tempo.co; Amy 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.
Journalists and activists, among others, discussed their in-depth research and reporting in sessions throughout September. For a complete list of the seminars, visit this page.