Rappler reporter is fellow for ASEAN forestry reporting
MANILA, Philippines – Rappler multimedia reporter Pia Ranada, who covers the environment beat, is one of 15 journalists chosen to participate in a fellowship program of the Center for International Forestry Research, a global forest research institute based in Bogor, Indonesia.
The journalists – who come from Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, and Myanmar – will be attending the "Reporting on Forests in Southeast Asia" workshop from April 30 to May 4, 2014.
Fellows are expected to gain a better understanding of forestry science research methods and sharpen their skills in reporting about forest protection, food security, illegal logging, and climate change.
They will be interacting with leading scientists, policy makers, and science communicators as they discuss the biggest issues affecting Southeast Asia's forests.
Fellows will also attend the two-day Forests Asia Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia, on May 5 and 6.
The fellowship was opened to environment journalists who are nationals of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries. – Rappler.com