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Environmental Journalism Seminar: Reporting Environmental Challenges Through the Stories of Indigenous Communities

A view over the Putumayo River along the Ecuador-Colombia border. A still from the New Yorker film “SIONA: Amazon’s Defender’s Under Threat.” Image by Tom Laffay. Colombia, undated.

A view over the Putumayo River along the Ecuador-Colombia border. A still from the New Yorker film “SIONA: Amazon’s Defender’s Under Threat.” Image by Tom Laffay. Colombia, undated.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 12:00pm EDT (GMT -0400)
Virtual Seminar
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On September 15, 2020, the Pulitzer Center, in partnership with Fundación Gabo and Grupo ISA, will present the second seminar in a series on environmental journalism. 

Indigenous communities are facing an unprecedented combination of threats including environmental change and threats to cultural heritage, often driven by outside actors. Especially now, in the midst of a global pandemic, one may wonder what the future holds for those on the frontline. This seminar will examine the work of journalists who cover these issues and work to shed light on the evolution of Indigenous stories and the adaptation of their communities.

Panelists: Nelly Luna, co-founder and editor for OjoPúblico; Tom Laffay, filmmaker and visual journalist; and Amado Villafañe, visual journalist; in conversation with journalist Nathalie Iriarte.

The program will be offered in both English and Spanish with simultaneous translation available. This seminar is free to attend, but registration is required.

Register here (English): https://www.eventbrite.co/e/118703249615

Register here (Spanish): https://www.eventbrite.co/e/118552017275

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.