PACJA acknowledges the critical role media and journalists play in shaping the opinion of citizens in a given country. Through this objective, PACJA has been able to build a remarkable media presence, in Africa and internationally.
This interaction with African journalists has laid the foundation for robust and consistent collaboration. The result has been outstanding. There has been increasing and noted coverage of the environment and climate change news across Africa.
These have taken many shapes which include news, features, opinions, commentaries both in print, online and broadcast (in radio, television, and YouTube).
In 2013, PACJA facilitated the establishment of the Pan African Media Alliance on Climate Change (PAMACC) aimed at motivating and encouraging journalists to consistently engage in climate change and environmental reporting.
PAMACC is one of Africa’s associations of environment journalists aim is to support journalists to improve their reporting on climate change. PAMACC also has regional coordinators, who will encourage journalists to set up national bodies in each country.
PACJA will continue to support such vital efforts until a time initiatives like PAMACC will evolve into autonomous platforms spearheaded by the sector without PACJA’s continued supervision and patronage. It is anticipated that PAMACC will be the coordinating network on journalist’s mobilization.
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