Journalists Play an Important Role in Bringing Climate Change to the Public’s Attention
The room was filled with enthusiastic participants when C4Ledger Consortium and the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) met and held a theme discussion emphasising climate change.
During the opening event, Djemi Amnifu, Chairman of AJI Kupang City, emphasised the importance of this activity to increase the competence of journalists in the region. He specifically mentioned NTT, a region that often experiences drought, which impacts every aspect of people’s lives.
Attendees included both professional and citizen journalists who were interested in climate change and wanted to learn how they might help bring about climate justice. This conversation aimed to empower journalists and citizen journalists to report and voice climate change problems actively. The main objective is to influence government policy to prevent the climate crisis.
Their commitment to creating civic spaces that are welcoming, open, and well-informed shows how eager they are to ensure that civil society and underrepresented groups may be heard and that their rights are respected.
“It is my sincere wish that the public and journalists will be able to make a stronger case for taking action to safeguard our world from the grave danger that is climate change,“ Laban Abraham Laisa, the head of Narasi TV.