Mongabay and The Gecko Project win award for Indonesia coverage
Feb12

Mongabay and The Gecko Project win award for Indonesia coverage

Mongabay and its “Indonesia for Sale” series partner The Gecko Project were honored with a Fetisov Journalism Award last month for an investigative report produced in collaboration with Indonesia’s Tempo magazine and Malaysiakini. “The secret deal to destroy paradise” is the third installment of the in-depth series on the opaque deals underpinning Indonesia’s deforestation and land rights crisis. The report was the second prize winner in the “Excellence in Environmental Journalism” category and details a plan to create the world’s largest oil palm plantation on the island of New Guinea. The Gecko Project is a UK-based investigative journalism initiative, and their director, Tom Johnson, accepted the award at the January 22 ceremony in Lucerne, Switzerland, on behalf of the winners. The event was attended by experts in the field of journalism, finalists of the competition, prominent public figures, and the founders of the award, the Fetisov family. Banner image: The Gecko Project’s Tom Johnson collects the award from Barbara Trionfi, Executive Director of the International Press Institute, and a member of the...

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Mongabay in the News, December 2019
Jan27

Mongabay in the News, December 2019

Our reporting appears regularly beyond the bounds of the main website and multiple language subdomains when other outlets republish or otherwise use our work. Our team members are sometimes interviewed about their work, too, as when correspondent Justin Catatnoso was interviewed on “The State of Things” show on public radio station WUNC in North Carolina about his coverage for Mongabay about the latest climate treaty conference, and our editor Erik Hoffner was interviewed by Public News Service for a report that appeared on 47 radio stations in the U.S. about his recent article on the U.S. government’s new financial support for agroforestry initiatives in Appalachia. Many of Mongabay’s appearances elsewhere in the media happen when other outlets republish reports via our Creative Commons license, or when other outlets rely on our reporting to inform their own, such as Asia Sentinel which republished our story on floating solar farms on the Mekong and Vice which relied on our reporting for its own report about the extent of Indonesia’s recent forest fires. We encourage fellow media outlets to republish our features in their own publications: review our republishing policy and guidelines here. Here’s a selection of instances where our reporting was republished, cited, discussed, or reported on by various media outlets during December 2019: Asia Pacific Report, Asia Sentinel, Blue Ridge Public News, The Bogota Post, CNBC-TV, China Dialogue, Civil Beat, The Conversation, Corvallis Gazette-Times, El Desconcierto, Down to Earth magazine, Earth Island Journal, EcoBusiness, EconoTimes, EcoWatch, Eurasia Review, FirstPost, The Hill, Huffington Post/India, India Times, International News Lens, International Policy Digest, The News Minute, Newsroom, Nova-PBS, Outlook India, Philippine Daily Observer, Philippine Inquirer, Phnom Penh Post, Public News Service, Quartz, Quartz-India, Rappler, Scoop News, Scroll, Smithsonian magazine, The State of Things, Straits Times, Truthdig, Undark magazine, Undercurrent News, VOA Indonesia, Vice, WUNC-FM, The Wire, Yahoo News, and Yale Environment 360. Banner image: “Missing pieces” by Erik Hoffner...

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Mongabay in the News, Autumn 2019
Dec11

Mongabay in the News, Autumn 2019

Mongabay’s reporting appears regularly beyond the bounds of the main website and multiple language subdomains when other outlets republish or otherwise use our work. Our team members are sometimes interviewed about their work, too, as when staff writer John Cannon appeared on Living on Earth, the American public radio program heard on 250 member stations, to discuss his reporting on the construction of the controversial Pan Borneo Highway in Malaysia. Contributing editor Jeremy Hance was also interviewed, on WCBN-Ann Arbor in his case, about his award-winning reporting on numerous wildlife topics for Mongabay. Many of Mongabay’s appearances elsewhere in the media happen when other outlets republish reports via our Creative Commons license, or when other outlets rely on our reporting to inform their own, such as The Guardian which used a Mongabay article in crafting one of its own about the Amazon forest being near a point of no return in terms of deforestation. We encourage fellow media outlets to republish our features in their own publications: review our republishing policy and guidelines here. Here’s a selection of instances where our reporting was republished, cited, discussed, or reported on by various media outlets during October and November 2019: AllAfrica.com, America Magazine, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Sentinel, BBN Times, Bangkok Post, Birdwatching Daily, Business Insider, CNBC-TV, China Dialogue, Common Dreams, El Colombiano, Dagens Nyheter, Daily FT, Ecobusiness, Ecowatch, Eurasia Review, FirstPost, Fishnews.com, Guardian, The Hindu, Hot in Here Podcast, Huffington Post, IPP Media, India Times, Indigenous News, Inquirer, International Business Times, International News Lens, Living on Earth, Nature, Nature World News, The New Leam, Newsroom, Online Khabar, Open Democracy, PhysOrg, Public Radio International, Pulitzer Center, Quartz, Radio Free Asia, Rakyat Post, Reader’s Digest, Retraction Watch, Scroll, Smithsonian Magazine, The Star, The Swaddle, Undark Magazine, VOA Cambodia, WCBN-Ann Arbor, WELT, The Wire, The Week, Yahoo Finance, and Yahoo News. Banner image: Javan lutung (Trachypithecus auratus) by Rhett A....

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Indonesia palm oil investigation shortlisted for Fetisov Journalism Award
Nov22

Indonesia palm oil investigation shortlisted for Fetisov Journalism Award

This week, the Fetisov Journalism Award announced its shortlist of features in contention for prizes this year, and a Mongabay report produced in collaboration with The Gecko Project is included in the “Excellence in Environmental Journalism” category. The feature, “The secret deal to destroy paradise,” is the third installment of Indonesia for Sale, an in-depth investigative series on the opaque deals underpinning Indonesia’s deforestation and land-rights crisis. The mission of the Fetisov Journalism Awards is to “promote universal human values such as honesty, justice, courage and nobility through the example of outstanding journalists from all over the world as their dedicated service and commitment contribute to changing the world for the better,” according to its website. Three winners in each category will share a cash prize of 130,000 Swiss francs (about $130,000 US). The series that the shortlisted feature comes from is the product of 22 months of investigative reporting across the Southeast Asian country, interviewing fixers, middlemen, lawyers and companies involved in land deals, and those most affected by them. The second feature in the series, “Ghosts in the machine,” was awarded third place for outstanding in-depth reporting during the Society of Environmental Journalists annual award ceremony in October. One can read “The secret deal to destroy paradise” here. Banner image: The rainforest of Boven Digoel. Image by Nanang Sujana for The Gecko...

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New Opportunity – Staff Features Writer
Nov12

New Opportunity – Staff Features Writer

Mongabay is excited to announce a new opportunity for a full-time features writer position. This position is expected to produce regular stories on conservation and environmental issues, published in English. The reporting responsibility includes coverage of the status of high conservation value forests, the intersection of land rights and environmental change, governance issues around natural resources extraction and development, analysis relevant to ecology and species, and threats to environmental defenders including indigenous peoples and local communities. For a full detailed job description, please click...

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Mongabay in the news, September 2019
Nov04

Mongabay in the news, September 2019

Our reporting often appears beyond the bounds of the main website and multiple language subdomains when other outlets republish or otherwise use our work. Our team is sometimes interviewed about their work, too, as when our Karla Mendes appeared on syndicated radio program Sea Change Radio to discuss her reporting on the Amazon fires. Founder/CEO Rhett Butler also penned an op-ed for Singapore’s major daily The Straits Times about Indonesia’s own forest crisis. Many of Mongabay’s appearances elsewhere in the media happen when other outlets republish reports via our Creative Commons license, as when major Spanish daily El Pais reprinted our Portuguese coverage of the correlation between deforestation and fires there. We encourage other media outlets to republish our features like this in their own publications, review our republishing policy and guidelines here. Here’s a selection of instances where our reporting was republished, cited, or re-reported by various media outlets during September 2019: AllAfrica.com, Atlas Obscura, Business Insider, CNBC-TV, The Cap Times, El Comercio, The Concordian, Courrier International, Diálogo, EOS News, Earth.com, Earth Island Journal, Eco-business, Ecowatch, Eurasia Review, Huffington Post, International News Lens, MSN, Mic.com, Middlebury Institute, Nepali Times, The New Leam, News 18, El Pais, Pursuit, Quartz, Quartz-India, Rakyat Post, Science, Scroll, Sea Change Radio, Straits Times, The Times of Israel, Willamette Collegian, The Wire, and Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation. Banner image: warthog in Kenya by Rhett A. Butler for...

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