Mekong: Sustainable News
Mekong: Sustainable News

Goals

To promote a form of journalism that will contribute to sustainable development in the Mekong region.
800 K
25months
4Countries

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Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar are all predominantly rural countries; indeed, in the last three, more people work in the agricultural sector than any other. These four countries are among those that are most affected by climate change, especially in rural areas. They also have to cope with major challenges in terms of air and water pollution, food safety and new pandemics.

Faced with these threats, the work carried out by journalists is absolutely critical, as it makes it possible to raise people's awareness and inform them about the issues linked to sustainable development, so that they will be inspired to play their part in making the environmental changes needed in their respective countries.

Launched in 2019, the Mekong: Sustainable News project is helping to improve how scientific news topics are being processed in the Mekong region, especially by digital media organisations. It is encouraging journalists to cover environmental subjects in a positive and humane way, by highlighting tangible solutions. Journalists have to act as intermediaries between the scientific community and the general public, so that people can be informed about the most relevant points concerning the key challenges ahead.

The project is specifically financed by the Solidarity Fund for Innovative Projects, Civil Societies, French-Speaking Countries and Human Development, which is run by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.

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Project beneficiaries

Journalists from Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar, especially young professionals from online media.

Project manager
Maxime Hugeux

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Training courses on the fundamentals of journalism, paving the way for scientific specialisms or environmental specialisms (data journalism, fact checking, video...)

  • Training courses on web writing, digital tools (verification, data-journalism, fact-checking, geolocation) and video reporting.
  • Workshops on relationships with the audience, the use of social network sites and the social responsibility of journalists (morals, ethics, and combating fake news).

Mekong: Sustainable News – first initiatives launched in Cambodia

July 1, 2019

Burmese editorial teams receive data-journalism training

October 15, 2019

Mekong: sustainable news, results 2019

May 15, 2020

Mekong: Sustainable News launches ''Science Talks'' in Cambodia

June 9, 2020

Understanding the technical link between dams and water distribution on the Mekong River

July 25, 2020

Into CFI and Varan “Water and Mekong Delta” documentary film training in Can Tho

September 23, 2020

MekongNews and AirParif: how is air quality measured and what’s its impact on health?

November 19, 2020

600 days of #MekongNews

December 11, 2020

Training courses and support for the production of content focusing on environmental protection and climate change

  • A training course for trainers on how to analyse local issues and understand international negotiations
  • Drawing-up of technical data sheets for educational and journalistic use (online, in four languages)
  • Specialist training courses on how to handle subjects relating to the effects of climate change and to environmental protection
  • Training courses and support for the production of documentaries focusing on issues affecting the Mekong Delta
  • Assistance in producing digital content

Microplastics pollution in Vietnam: bringing useful information to citizens

December 5, 2019

Launch of the Mekong Media Initiative

June 3, 2020

Training courses and support for the production of content focusing on sustainable forms of production and consumption and on health

  • A training course for trainers on how to analyse local issues and understand international negotiations
  • Drawing-up of technical data sheets for educational and journalistic use (online, in four languages)
  • Specialist training courses on how to handle subjects relating to agroecology, irrigation methods, environmental health, and what to do in the event of a natural disaster
  • Field trips, study visits to farms and an environmental health unit (in France), to help the participants to become more specialised and produce reports
  • Assistance in producing digital content

Explaining economic development through data journalism

February 21, 2020

“Featuring Green Growth”: CFI and GRET launch their visual storytelling training program in Laos

March 25, 2020

Announcing the selected participants to the "Featuring Green Growth" programme

July 10, 2020

#MekongNews celebrates environmental reporting in the Mekong region

July 27, 2020

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🔵 600 days of #MekongNews More than 70 days of journalism training, 200 journalists sensitized to science journalism, and 40 journalists and content producers currently supported in their understanding of environmental issues in the #Mekong region. 👉 https://t.co/jFVGsq1yt2https://t.co/Hg1PCVVteN
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CFImedias

RT @CFImedias: [🌏 #MekongNews] The @AteliersVaran launched their documentary film training in Can Tho (South Vietnam) to produce 10 docume…
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EPD

[🌏 #MekongNews] The @AteliersVaran launched their documentary film training in Can Tho (South Vietnam) to produce 10 documentaries on the challenges of water management in the Mekong Delta. https://t.co/FVgP4spIM8https://t.co/J7NnVaI8K3
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CFImedias

[🌏 #MekongNews] "Comprendre le lien technique entre barrages et distribution de l'eau sur le fleuve Mékong" C'était le thème de la 2ème édition des #ScienceTalks_KH organisées à Phnom Penh le 23 juillet dernier. 👉 https://t.co/dOsgjYk6fbhttps://t.co/3TJybYWCqf
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CFImedias

RT @CloLeCoz: [🌏 #MekongNews] Suite à l'appel à initiatives lancé par @CFImedias, nous avons reçu des demandes du #Cambodge, #Myanmar et #V…
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CFImedias

🌏[#MekongNews] Are you a newsroom based in #Cambodia, #Laos, #Myanmar of #Vietnam? Are you willing to cover stories about sustainable development and the impact of climate changes on health? Apply now to the Mekong Media Initiative before July 15th, 2020👉https://t.co/H1YTKnAuathttps://t.co/7Vj13hKI4X
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CFImedias

🌏 [#MekongNews] "Mékong Info Durable lance les "science talks" au #Cambodge" Comment les tests de dépistage du #Covid-19 sont-ils effectués ? Quelles sont les mesures prévues et nécessaires pour permettre un dépistage à l'échelle nationale ? 👉 https://t.co/TV3EnP5Kcohttps://t.co/HjaHcIZA4M
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CFImedias

RT @CloLeCoz: Très contente d'y être intervenante. A demain pour discuter de #MekongNews et notre reponse pour ameliorer la couverture de #…
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CFImedias

? Call for tenders #MekongNews ? In the frame of the production of educational video on Sustainable development for journalists in South East Asia, CFI is looking for the right service provider to write the scripts. Apply if you meet the criteria! ? https://t.co/QpAKDBHn65https://t.co/njED0KYUQ8
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CFImedias

?[#MekongNews] "Expliquer le développement économique grâce au journalisme de données" Avec l'appui de @Phandeeyar, Thit Nay Moe, journaliste pour @TheMyanmarTimes, a publié un article sur l'économie du Myanmar en utilisant la data visualisation. ? https://t.co/aW48UWvrLWhttps://t.co/LwFLxwpVA2
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CFImedias

?[#MekongNews] Twelve Vietnamese journalists received a specialized training in Ho Chi Minh City on the impact of… https://t.co/GN9u8bncU1
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CFImedias

RT @CFImedias: ? [ #MekongNews / #Birmanie] "Les rédactions birmanes s’initient au #datajournalisme" Six #medias birmans ont suivi, à Yango…
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David Hivet

? [ #MekongNews / #Birmanie] "Les rédactions birmanes s’initient au #datajournalisme" Six #medias birmans ont suivi… https://t.co/1fDbM42IXL
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CFImedias

[ ? #MekongNews ] Mékong Info Durable lance ses premières actions au Cambodge ?? ?https://t.co/hfht8nx2GOhttps://t.co/8X4b0FenhP
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CFImedias

🔵 600 jours de #MekongNews Plus de 70 jours de formations, 200 journalistes sensibilisés au journalisme scientifique, et 40 journalistes et producteurs de contenus épaulé dans leur compréhension des enjeux environnementaux dans la région du #Mékong. 👉 https://t.co/SLVPlWFhjIhttps://t.co/LeTDPAOnLt
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CFImedias

RT @CFImedias: [🌏 #MekongNews] Au cœur de L’eau & le delta du Mékong : lancement la formation au documentaire des @AteliersVaran à Can Tho…
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Jean-Hilaire Shotsha

[🌏 #MekongNews] Au cœur de L’eau & le delta du Mékong : lancement la formation au documentaire des @AteliersVaran à Can Tho pour produire 10 documentaires sur les enjeux de la gestion de l'eau dans le delta du #Mékong. 👉 https://t.co/x7wiwSo0Pwhttps://t.co/FV87owUAmM
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CFImedias

RT @CloLeCoz: [ 🇰🇭 #MekongNews] @CFImedias@francediplo@cambojanews@opendevcam 🌏 en LIVE de Phnom Penh, la 2e edition des #ScienceTalks_K…
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CFImedias

🔵CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS🔵 The #MekongNews project is hiring media trainers, data experts and graphic designers in #Laos, #Myanmar and #Vietnam to contribute to its storytelling training programs for journalists and media content producers in the region. 👉https://t.co/BNxwPlViaIhttps://t.co/S0ECGXgfhE
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CFImedias

RT @CloLeCoz: 🌏 [#MekongNews] Do you know @cfimedias is launching a financial support scheme for Mekong newsrooms ? Our monthly newsletter…
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CFImedias

?Le Vietnam, le Cambodge, le Laos et la Birmanie sont les pays les plus impactés par le changement climatique et la pollution. Face à ces menaces, le travail des journalistes est primordial. ❕Découvrez #MekongNews dans notre rapport d'activité ? https://t.co/mwSuea8cMuhttps://t.co/kycCQX0Dcw
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CFImedias

Très contente d'y être intervenante. A demain pour discuter de #MekongNews et notre reponse pour ameliorer la couve… https://t.co/3cvO5amXli
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Clothilde Le Coz

RT @CFImedias: ?CALL FOR APPLICATIONS [#MekongNews] CFI and GRET launch their training program “Featuring Green Growth” in #Laos Journalist…
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Julien Gueit

?[#MekongNews] "Explaining economic development through data journalism" Supported by @Phandeeyar, the business editor at @TheMyanmarTimes, Thit Nay Moe, has recently published an article on Myanmar's economy, using data visualisation techniques. ?https://t.co/E4jmrAC8J1https://t.co/PI4rKXPHuI
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CFImedias

?[#MekongNews] Douze journalistes vietnamiens ont reçu à Hô-Chi-Minh-Ville une formation spécialisée sur l'impact… https://t.co/YjGZFec9rg
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CFImedias

RT @CFImedias: ? [ #MekongNews / #Burma] "Burmese editorial teams receive #datajournalism training" Six Burmese #media outlets took part in…
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David Hivet

RT @CFImedias: [? #MekongNews] Mekong Sustainable News launches its first actions in Cambodia ?? ? https://t.co/JQ0ONWkAVX https://t.co/PJ…
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David Hivet

RT @CFImedias: [🌏 #MekongNews] The @AteliersVaran launched their documentary film training in Can Tho (South Vietnam) to produce 10 docume…
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EPD

RT @CFImedias: [🌏 #MekongNews] Au cœur de L’eau & le delta du Mékong : lancement la formation au documentaire des @AteliersVaran à Can Tho…
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Jean-Hilaire Shotsha

[🌏 #MekongNews] "Understanding the technical link between dams and water distribution on the Mekong River" This was the theme of the 2nd edition of the #ScienceTalks_KH held in Phnom Penh on July 23. 👉 https://t.co/UAr2jDhAFHhttps://t.co/efPeKfJrIy
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CFImedias

🌏[#MekongNews] CFI and GRET are delighted to announce the selected participants for the "Featuring Green Growth" storytelling training in #Laos to start in August 2020. 👉 https://t.co/Moh13eyZuWhttps://t.co/9L4YiPoMGE
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CFImedias

🔵CALL FOR APPLICATIONS [#MekongNews]🔵 “Scientific megastories”: CFI is launching a journalism training program on storytelling about sustainable development for Vietnamese reporters and media content producers. Apply before July 30st, 2020 👉https://t.co/reEoY25Ojmhttps://t.co/j8JVnqYjH5
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CFImedias

🌏 [#MekongNews] "Mekong: Sustainable News launches ''Science Talks'' in #Cambodia" How are the #Covid-19 tests performed? What measures are planned and necessary to enable nationwide testing? 👉 https://t.co/yWWvMkZJyhhttps://t.co/wstgGXjXwq
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CFImedias

RT @CFImedias: ? Call for tenders #MekongNews ? In the frame of the production of educational video on Sustainable development for journali…
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Yulia

RT @CFImedias: ? Call for tenders #MekongNews ? In the frame of the production of educational video on Sustainable development for journali…
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Anaïs Rieu

?CALL FOR APPLICATIONS [#MekongNews] CFI and GRET launch their training program “Featuring Green Growth” in #Laos Journalists and media content producers will be selected to report on natural resources and agriculture issues Apply before April 10th, 2020?https://t.co/SeHLt8bWjUhttps://t.co/xQ5Wet6ZA1
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CFImedias

RT @CFImedias: ?[#MekongNews] Douze journalistes vietnamiens ont reçu à Hô-Chi-Minh-Ville une formation spécialisée sur l'impact environne…
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?Kakpo Oboubé Francine?

RT @CFImedias: ? [ #MekongNews / #Birmanie] "Les rédactions birmanes s’initient au #datajournalisme" Six #medias birmans ont suivi, à Yango…
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Joël Arsène Noumonvi

? [ #MekongNews / #Burma] "Burmese editorial teams receive #datajournalism training" Six Burmese #media outlets too… https://t.co/r9zIvTc8dz
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CFImedias

[? #MekongNews] Mekong Sustainable News launches its first actions in Cambodia ?? ? https://t.co/JQ0ONWkAVXhttps://t.co/PJeNGoFt7t
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CFImedias