As final preparations for our trip to Cancun with the fellows are being made, we would like to thank our Global Giving donors once again for your support. The importance of local media, especially in regards to climate issues, cannot be understated. In reporting back to their home country about big, international events like COP16, journalists are able to tell readers the information that is most relevant to them. For example, Bengali communities can read stories about how they are being represented at the COP16 and how climate change will specifically affect them from the perspective of a Bengali journalist.
With the COP16 climate meetings in Mexico rapidly approaching, our journalist fellows are more excited than ever. As climate change fellow Abu Rushd said, “I have already talked to some of the media I usually write for and they were happy to know that they will have someone covering the summit. I am excited about the opportunity to cover a worldwide event that will allow me to get close to some of the most important voices on climate change...I hope to be able to talk to people affected by climate change and learn about their adaptation plans. I am also excited because I hope to gain more knowledge of climate change, more contacts, and more publications to write for back home.”
Because of your support, Abu and several other journalists from developing countries will have the opportunity to cover climate change and gain valuable skills and training.
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