Climate Journalism Education Workshop

Media Climate Network and Journalism & Media International Center (JMIC), Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway, in collaboration with Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) Lahore, Pakistan (FCCU), hosted a one-day workshop on Climate Journalism Education. The workshop was held on 1st June 2022, with various academicians, postgraduate students and journalists joining in from all over Pakistan and abroad. It discussed ways of teaching climate journalism and helped provide ideas for training journalism students through the collective effort of academicians and journalists who have worked in the field and are aware of the climate crisis.

The panelists included Prof. Elisabeth Eide, Co-Chair of the MediaClimate Network and Professor of Journalism, Prof. Derk Bakker, Associate Professor and Chairperson of Department of Environmental Sciences, FCCU, Hannah Bernstein, Science Journalist and Project Manager at Internews’ Earth Journalism Network, Syed Abubakar, Communication Specialist at International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Pakistan, Syed Saqib, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication, FCCU, Muhammad Daud Khan, Multimedia Journalist and Stella Paul, Climate Journalist at Earth Journalism Network. The workshop was concluded with some final remarks by Prof. Elisabeth and Ms. Oona Solberg, Project Leader at JMIC. Watch the complete zoom recording here.

Workshop highlights. 
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Prof Elizabeth Eide opens her presentation on the need for climate journalism education
Prof Elizabeth Eide highlights the key actors on the climate scene.
Dr Derk Bakker pinpoints impacts and solutions of climate change.
Mr Syed M. Saqib shares a comprehensive guideline to a model climate journalism course.
Workshop participants listening to Dr Derk Bakker as he delivers his presentation on climate adaptation and mitigation stratergie..
Mr Syed M. Abubakar talks about the role of climate communication in climate mitigation and adaptation.
Workshop participants listening to the panelists' presentations.
Ms Stella Paul presents on environmental journalism through the gender lens.
Group photo to mark the end of the climate journalism education workshop.
Dean of Humanities, FCCU, Prof. Altaf Ullah Khan delivers his keynote speech at the workshop inauguration ceremony.
Vice Rector, FCCU shares final comments at the closing ceremony.