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09 Nov

COP22: 2nd meeting of Environmental Journalists from Mediterranean News Agencies to be Held in Marrakech

Marrakech, 9/11/2016 (MAP) – To empower Mediterranean media professionals in fulfilling their role, the second Meeting of Environmental Journalists from News Agencies in the Mediterranean will be held in Marrakech from 11 to 13 November 2016, during the COP22 on Climate Change.

More than 50 participants among which journalists from 16 countries from both shores of the Mediterranean will convene to discuss with scientists and experts how to improve climate change reporting in the Mediterranean.

The aim of this second encounter is to steer the debate among scientists and journalists on the real and clear bearings of climate change in the Mediterranean and enhance the capacity of environmental and scientific journalists from Mediterranean countries to cover this type of news by providing them with the right data, sources and tools.

The Meeting is jointly organized by the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation and the Spanish news agency EFE in collaboration with Alliance of Mediterranean News Agencies (AMAN). The High Commissariat for Water and Forests and the Fight against Desertification of Morocco and the Moroccan News Agency (MAP), Khalil Hachimi Idrissi, will participate in the inauguration of the event on November 11th along with the director of the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, Antonio Troya, and the director of EFEverde from the Spanish News Agency, Arturo Larena.

“The organization of this second meeting focusing on climate change is a key step forward towards the consolidation of the network of environmental journalists from News Agencies in the Mediterranean”, Antonio Troya, director of IUCN-Med.

During the encounter the publication “Environmental information in the Mediterranean – A journalist’s guide to key questions and institutions” and an online platform for networking of environmental journalists in the Mediterranean will be presented. These are the two first products resulting from the collaboration over the first year of this network of environmental journalists and communicators from environmental and scientific institutions and NGOs in the Mediterranean.

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