Media Workshop on Combating Wildlife Trafficking in ASEAN & China (Workshop Report)

USAID Wildlife Asia organized a Media Workshop on Combating Wildlife Trafficking in ASEAN & China, for active reporters from Southeast Asia and China during September 12-15, 2017, in Bangkok and Nakorn Nayok, Thailand. The workshop was timed to coincide with the 4th Regional Dialogue on Combating Trafficking of Wild Fauna and Fauna, held during September 12-14, 2017 at the same hotel, Miracle Grand Convention Hotel in Bangkok.

Seventeen journalists from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam joined the workshop, many of them recommended by USAID sister projects around the region.

The workshop had the following aims:

  1. Empower journalist capacity to do investigative reports and understand wildlife trafficking issues in Southeast Asia
  2. Create a media network to combat wildlife trafficking in target countries
  3. Journalists from Vietnam, Philippines and Indonesia funded by USAID projects to attend the workshop
  4. Raise media awareness on USAID Wildlife Asia

To meet these goals, workshop organizers carefully arranged a suite of activities that included in-class training sessions, exercise sessions, participation in the 4th Regional Dialogue, and a field trip to Thailand’s Wildlife Quarantine Center in Nakhon Nayok.

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) was hired to lead the training workshop and help design the curriculum, working closely with Dararat Weerapong, USAID Wildlife Asia’s Communications, Outreach and Learning Specialist. Veteran journalism trainers James Fahn and Nantiya Tangwisutijit, both with long experience reporting and training on wildlife issues around Southeast Asia, were brought in by EJN to carry out the training.

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