James Fahn

Earth Journalism Network manager, Internews

James Fahn is the Executive Director of Internews’ Earth Journalism Network, a global community of over 9,000 reporters who cover environmental topics. A journalist who has primarily focused on environmental, climate and science issues in developing countries, he is also a Lecturer at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he teaches a graduate-level class on international environmental reporting. James has spent most of his professional career based in Asia, where he was a reporter and editor for The Nation, an English-language daily newspaper based in Bangkok, and hosted a Thai feature television show. His book, A Land on Fire, published in 2003, recounts the issues and scandals he uncovered while working on the environment beat in Southeast Asia. James has also written for the New York Times, Scientific American, Newsweek, The Economist, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Global Investigative Journalists Network, the Jakarta Post, SciDev.net, Nature.com, the Huffington Post and the Columbia Journalism Review. He previously served on the Engagement Committee for Future Earth, managed Internews’ Myanmar country program for several years, was the co-founder of the Thai Society of Environmental Journalists, and worked for the Ford Foundation as a program associate in the field of environment and development. James received UNEP’s Global 500 Award for The Nation’s environment reporting, and was pinned by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn for his service to Thailand.

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French Translation Environment
September 26, 2019
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Holcim Auditorium, HafenCity Universität (HCU)

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Climate change may be the single most important issue at GIJC19 -- indeed, anywhere on Earth in 2019. With record-breaking heat waves, melting glaciers, firestorms, 100-year droughts and floods, and possibly irreversible damage to the Earth's ecosystems, we face decisions that will affect generations. How should investigative journalists respond?

We have put together two showcase panels on climate change, one on strategies for investigation, another on what lies ahead. Come hear what journalists on the front lines around the world are thinking -- and planning.

French translation for this session is provided by CFI, the French media development organization.

Environment
September 27, 2019
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Holcim Auditorium, HafenCity Universität (HCU)

Speakers

Description

Climate change may be the single most important issue at GIJC19 -- indeed, anywhere on Earth in 2019. With record-breaking heat waves, melting glaciers, firestorms, 100-year droughts and floods, and possibly irreversible damage to the Earth's ecosystems, we face decisions that will affect generations. How should investigative journalists respond?

We have put together two showcase panels on climate change, one on strategies for investigation, another on what lies ahead. Come hear what journalists on the front lines around the world are thinking -- and planning.

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