September 19, 2023

Combating Green Corruption: Fighting Financial Crime As a Driver of Environmental Degradation

Join the Basel Institute on Governance at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC or via live stream for a discussion on the "Green Corruption" approach to tackling nature crime featuring high-level representatives from the US and Ukrainian governments, Embassy of Liechtenstein, and World Wildlife Foundation. 9:00-10:30 a.m. ET.

November 1, 2023

DEADLINE: Messengers of Biodiversity Reporting Grant

The Sitka Foundation, in partnership with the Science Media Centre of Canada, invites applications from journalists worldwide for one of 10 grants to support reporting and writing or broadcast stories about biodiversity issues in British Columbia. Deadline is Nov 1, 2023.

Topics on the Beat: 

"Study: Lead Exposure Killed More Than 5 Million People In Just One Year"

"A new study from the World Bank tallies the staggering worldwide toll: 5.5 million deaths from heart diseases because of exposure to lead in 2019 alone." "Contamination from battery recyclers, tainted cookware, and fertilizers could be contributing to the health crisis."

Source: Grist, 09/14/2023
April 3, 2024 to April 7, 2024

#SEJ2024 Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Save the dates for SEJ's 33rd annual conference, hosted by University of Pennsylvania!

What do you think should be on the agenda for #SEJ2024 in Philly? If you're an SEJ member and/or a Full member of The Uproot Project, you're welcome to submit a proposal. Here are some helpful tips for pitching a panel. The deadline for submitting proposals is November 1. And while you're thinking about your panel, check out the Tour Sneak Peek and snag a hotel room — last year we ran out, so don't wait! Not a member? If you're eligible, join SEJ and The Uproot Project today! If you're not a member, you can still get involved.

Topics on the Beat: 

"China Sows Disinformation About Hawaii Fires Using New Techniques"

"Beijing’s influence campaign using artificial intelligence is a rapid change in tactics, researchers from Microsoft and other organizations say."

"When wildfires swept across Maui last month with destructive fury, China’s increasingly resourceful information warriors pounced.

Source: NYTimes, 09/13/2023
September 28, 2023

Online Workshop: Achieving Safe and Sustainable Food Packaging — Where Are We Now?

This annual gathering, hosted by Switzerland-based Food Packaging Forum, brings together a diverse group of international stakeholders from government, industry, food service, retail, academia, civil society, and beyond. Journalists can participate for free, either in Zurich, Switzerland or online.



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