U.S. and U.K. host free seminar on Environmental Journalism Event will bring debate on challenges related to the theme on June 1st and 2nd

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, the British Diplomatic Mission in Brazil and Ambiental Media will hold an international seminar “Challenges of Environmental Journalism”, in commemoration of World Environment Day 2021. The event, held on June 1 and 2, will include debates on the challenges related to environment-related journalism, in order to encourage the development of a network of journalists more specialized in the subject.

The event is an opportunity for journalists, journalism students, NGOs’ representatives, and members of civil society to discuss issues related to press coverage of the environment, such as new tools, best practices, misinformation, challenges and ways to raise awareness and engage the society on the subject.

Divided into two panels – “The Role of the Media in Environmental Coverage” and “How to Combat Environmental Disinformation” – one panel per day, the event will feature simultaneous translation, allowing a comparison of initiatives of the three countries in relation to journalistic coverage of the environment and climate change.  

Registration is free and available via the link below: https://eventos.congresse.me/jornalismoambiental

The following partners are providing institutional support to the event:  Abraji, InfoAmazonia, Um Só Planeta, Observatório do Clima, Agência Amazônia Real, Faculdade Cásper Líbero, Universidade Ceub, and Instituto Serrapilheira.


Tuesday, June 1 (2 pm to 3:30 pm – Brasília time) | The Role of the Media in Covering the Environment

  • Cristiane Fontes – Trase.earth
  • Gustavo Faleiros – InfoAmazonia / Pulitzer Center
  • Sadie Babits – Cronkite News
  • Moderator: Vanessa Barbosa – Um Só Planeta  

Wednesday, June 2 (2:00 to 3:30pm – Brasília time) | How to Combat Environment-Related Disinformation

  • Felipe Werneck – Climate Observatory / Fakebook.eco
  • Kátia Brasil – Agência Amazônia Real
  • Laura Kurtzberg – Florida International University
  • Moderator: Thiago Medaglia – Ambiental Media