S2 E4: Environmental Journalism and Social Justice
13 Jan 2022
In the fourth episode of Season Two of The Empty Chair, science writer Leonie Joubert chairs a conversation highlighting the relationship between environmental journalism and social justice. Our guests are both award-winning journalists. Debra Utacia Krol is an enrolled member of the Xolon Salinan Tribe from the Central California coastal ranges. She reports for The Arizona Republic. Tunicia Phillips writes for the Mail & Guardian in South Africa.
Leonie, Debra and Tunicia talk about extractive capitalism, a just energy transition, the necessity of including Indigenous and marginalised voices in environmental discussions and newsrooms as well as possibilities of hope and renewal
In this episode we stand in solidarity with writer, academic, and human rights defender Dr Mohammed Al-Roken who has been arbitrarily imprisoned in the UAE since 2012 in inhumane conditions. To learn more about his case, go to https://pen-international.org/campaigns/day-of-the-imprisoned-writer-2021
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