Climate change: Eastern Europe

Environmental journalists: an endangered species in Eastern Europe

In this exclusive ECSJ2017 podcast, Kata Karáth, Hungarian science journalist, explores the new wave of censorship in Eastern Europe

In search of the elusive environmental journalist. Photo credit: Benjamin Faust
By Kata Karáth

Environmental journalists: an endangered species in Eastern Europe by European Conference for Science Journalists

Just like some of the species they’ve reported on, environmental journalists themselves are an endangered species in Eastern Europe. Their scarcity means there is no real expert watchdog to highlight and explain issues, such as pollution and climate change or to hold authorities and companies to account. The situation in Eastern Europe is complex and, currently, the odds are against environmental journalism.

Tune in for insights from four journalists, from war-torn Ukraine, Hungary and the Balkans, each highlighting the challenges they are dealing with while trying to cover environmental issues. This is one of the topics that will be under discussion during a session called A new wave of censorship in science journalism due to be held on Thursday 29th June 2017 at the 4th European Conference for Science Journalists (ECSJ2017), in Copenhagen.

Music Credit: Lee Rosevere - ‘Let’s start at the Beginning’