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Media and climate coverage
Media coverage of environmental issues is slowly shifting from problems to solutions, but issues such as intensifying natural disasters and climate migration still hog the headlines, a new study shows. Press mentions of booming, controversial carbon markets quadrupled in 2021.
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Eco-Business’ non-profit arm has launched the Sustainability Media Academy, a first-of-its-kind platform to train media practitioners in the region to better tell the climate story in Asia.
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Current analyses of press freedom in Southeast Asia do not sufficiently capture the unique challenges faced by media professionals reporting on the ground, according to a report by New Naratif. A more detailed picture could help overcome media freedom abuses.
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The former WWF and Rainforest Alliance executive moves into the role after almost six years with the palm oil company.
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The prospect of freeing India from the grip of big social media platforms is alluring, but an embrace of local start-ups comes with its own risks.
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A trend of journalists being asked to share their stories before publication is a sign that newsmakers do not understand how journalism works, and think they can control the narrative. In reporting on sustainability issues, pre-publication review could lead to greenwashing.
Conservationists
A survey of 330 conservationists and 67 conservation employers in March/April 2020 shows that nearly 80 per cent of conservationists have been negatively impacted by Covid-19, while about nine in ten employers have been impacted.
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In a deeply fragmented society like India, social distancing has reinforced existing class and caste hierarchies.
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#media Videos

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Eco-Business releases the trailer for a documentary that traces the relationship between ecosystems in the North Pole and Asia, in the second edition of its flagship campaign on climate action, Changing Course.
Juice Media parody ad mocking government inaction on climate change
We're screwed, claims a government parody ad, as politicians drag their heels on climate change. Taking a shot at the Australian government, the video exposes the absurdity of longstanding political inaction to address the climate crisis and puts out a not-so-subtle call for collective action.
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Ahead of Indonesia’s presidential election on April 17, an online movie was recently published showing the links between Indonesian coal and energy companies and the country’s political elites.
rewild our planet
Narrated by renowned environmentalist David Attenborough, Netflix's latest documentary series is a stunning insight into the world of animals and an urgent plea to protect their fast disappearing habitats.
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#media Podcasts

Greenwashing has become a growing problem
Greenwashing has become a big problem for consumers, investors and regulators as brands spend millions on marketing their sustainability credentials. Eco-Business asked expert communicators Janissa Ng and James Lorenz why greenwashing is so dangerous, and what can be done to stop spin in sustainability communications.
Can electronic dance music drive climate action?
When sweaty revellers are cutting shapes on the dance floor, can they be inspired to think about climate change? Dilo and Robin Perkins from DJs For Climate Action tell the Eco-Business Podcast how dance music can drive climate action.
Filipino commuters during Covid. Image: Commuters of Metro Manila
Exclusive As the country plunges into a recession borne out of the pandemic, how can it get back on its feet? On this podcast, Eco-Business spoke to top Filipino environmentalist Loren Legarda on how conservation should not take a backseat to economic development.
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