chapter  29
12 Pages

Environmental journalism in the Asia and Pacific region

WithMaxine Newlands

In her second chapter, the writer covers two very different areas since many Pacific Islanders prefer not to be linked to Asia. Across the entire area, however, “from Fiji to Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Malaysia, and Indonesia, journalists face scarce resources, remote terrain, political bias, government shut outs, and a desperate need for more scientific and environmental journalism training.” On the positive side, interest in environmental coverage is increasing, with a common concern for climate change across these low-lying areas.