05 Oct '11, 4pm

Winners of 2011 #Climate Change Media Partnership fellowship to #COP17 announced 18 journalists. 14 countries. #UNFCCC

The Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) has awarded journalists from 14 countries with fellowships to attend crucial UN talks in Durban that could spell the demise or rebirth of the Kyoto Protocol. The 18 journalists – from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States – will spend two weeks at the COP17 conference of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change to report on the intergovernmental negotiations and receive training, editorial support, special briefings from senior scientists and a field trip, among other activities. "Without the CCMP, many countries would have zero media representation at the UN negotiations," says James Fahn of Internews' Earth Journalism Network. "Now, millions of people worldwide will get locally relevant media reports about what is going on at the conference, as negotiators make decisions that could affect our liv...

Full article: http://www.iied.org/climate-change/media/journalists-win-...

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