Journalists flying the environmental flag high.
FOJO (The Institute for the Further Education of Journalists) in cooperation with WIOMSA recently embarked on a project to promote the coverage of environmental stories in the media in Kenya, Tanzania and Seychelles. The aim of the project was to train journalists to report environmental stories focusing on coastal management in the Western Indian Ocean region. 16 journalists were selected for the two part training course; the first of which was held from the 3rd-14th of November 2008 in Zanzibar. The 2nd part of the course will be held on the 27th of April – 1st of May 2009
The journalists who attended the course have put what they learnt to very good use; publishing excellent quality stories on coastal environmental issues! In recognition of the hard work by these journalists, we are dedicating the next few weeks to show case these great stories in the ”Environment in the Media” category of this blog.
Today’s featured story is by Lucas Liganga, a seasoned journalist who writes for This Day Newspaper in Tanzania. It is part one of a two part series on dynamite fishing. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we did.