Asian Environmental Journalism Awards
The Asian Environmental Journalism Awards (AEJA) was launched in 2012, with the aim of recognizing and rewarding excellence in environmental journalism.
By bringing environmental stories to the forefront of public perception, journalists play several key roles – through reports on environmentally harmful practices, they serve as the watchdogs of our environment; through features on environmental champions, emerging environmental technologies and business practices, they bring inspiration and fresh ideas on environmental protection to the public. They also enrich public understanding of the environment by presenting complex scientific, technical, ecological and cultural facts about a complex issue in a simple, accessible format.
In its fifth year this year, the AEJA has been refreshed to include an environmental journalism workshop as well as a panel discussion that will touch on environmental issues and reporting. This aims to engage journalists across Asia and encourage all to share their experiences and knowledge with one another, ultimately strengthening the quality of environmental journalism.