From the year 2022, this project is a main priority of the MediaClimate network. There are a few institutions of higher learning offering courses of short or longer duration focusing on climate journalism. There is a need for many more.
In 2022, two workshops were conducted by scholars at FCC – a chartered University, Lahore, Pakistan in co-operation with JMIC/MediaClimate, including discussions on how to integrate climate issues in existing programs at more than ten universities. This gives hope for the future of climate journalism in a country, which in 2022 was severely hurt by flood caused by melting glaciers. A similar workshop was held at the American University in Cairo before the COP27 in Sharm-el Sheikh. At Dhaka University, a master course was held on climate journalism and included student field work.
In 2023, two lecturers from Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia’s largest university, will visit OsloMet for a climate journalism course (Arctic Lenses) in March. Furthermore, our MediaClimate partner in the Indian state of Odisha (Orissa) will in cooperation with two local universities conduct course on climate migration. Other news on educational initiatives are welcome!