South America

October 16, 2024 to November 1, 2024

COP 16 and SBI 5

Media accreditation (in person in Cali, Colombia and virtual) is open for the 16th Meeting of the Parties to the CBD (COP 16) and its Protocols (the Cartagena Protocol and the Nagoya Protocol), 21 Oct. – 1 Nov. 2024 and the 5th Meeting of the CBD's Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI 5), 16-18 Oct. 2024.

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July 9, 2024

GIJN Webinar: How Latin America Connects to Your Story

This Global Investigative Journalism Network webinar is on investigations into intricate webs of misconduct that start in Latin America but impact communities around the world. Explore the region’s global reach of illicit money, deforestation, illegal mining, drug trafficking and environmental destruction. 11:00 ET.

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"Flooded Brazil 'Ghost Town' A Climate Warning To World, UN Advisor Says"

"Record floods that killed over 170 people and displaced half a million in southern Brazil are a warning sign of more disasters to come throughout the Americas because of climate change, an official at the United Nations' refugee agency said on Tuesday."

Source: Reuters, 06/26/2024

Pulling Back the Curtain on the Plunder of the Planet

“Pitfall: The Race to Mine the World’s Most Vulnerable Places,” a new work by investigative journalist Christopher Pollon, offers a sweeping global view of how the mining industry profits, despite causing vast environmental losses and failing to acknowledge Indigenous ownership or rights to the land it mines. BookShelf’s Melody Kemp lauds Pollon’s searing observations and investigations. Read her review.

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September 1, 2024

DEADLINE: Climate Change and Labour Film Grant

The Pulitzer Center, the Financial Times and One World Media seek an experienced filmmaker who wants to explore, through a short documentary, how climate change is affecting lives and work in the global south. Receive funding, commission, global promotion, mentoring and more. Deadline is Sep 1, 2024.

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July 19, 2024 to October 18, 2024

IJ4EU Confidential: Unveiling the Secrets of Complex Investigations

This Investigative Journalism for Europe webinar series delves into the backstories of collaborative journalistic projects in Europe and beyond. Taking place on the third Friday of every month, it continues July 19 with "Investigating Russia’s drone war in Ukraine: The making of Russia’s War, Europe’s Burden." 14:00 CEST (8:00 a.m. ET).

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"Deadly Floods in Brazil Were Worsened by Climate Change, Study Finds"

"Human-caused warming has doubled the chances that southern Brazil will experience extreme, multiday downpours like the ones that recently caused disastrous flooding there, a team of scientists said on Monday. The deluges have killed at least 172 people and displaced more than half a million residents from their homes."

Source: NYTimes, 06/04/2024

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