Grantees To Discuss Award-Winning Rainforest Project at Climate Crisis Webinar

Image courtesy of openDemocracy.

Image courtesy of openDemocracy.

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 12:00pm to 01:00pm EST (GMT -0500)
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Pulitzer Center Rainforest Journalism Fund grantees Pablo Albarenga and Francesc Badia i Dalmases will participate in “Rainforest Defenders: How To Fight the Climate Crisis From the Ground Up” on January 28, 2021, at 12pm EST. OpenDemocracy is presenting the virtual event, which will also feature Mary Fitzgerald, the publication’s editor-in-chief, and Pulitzer Center Rainforest Journalism Fund Manager Nora Moraga-Lewy.

The Pulitzer Center-supported Rainforest Defenders (Defensores de la selva) project involving Dalmases and Albarenga recently received the 2020 Gabo Prize in the Image category, awarded by the Gabo Foundation for ethical, rigorous, and innovative public service journalism in Latin America. Dalmases is also director of openDemocracy's Latin America project. 

Rainforest Defenders captures the emotional impacts of environmental degradation in the Amazon, spotlighting the personal struggles and fears of Indigenous people defending their land from illegal logging. The project encompassed a large geographical range, covering stories in Colombia, Ecuador, and Brazil. Mixing video and drone photography with text narration, Dalmases and Albarenga provided compelling narratives of Indigenous activists who resist the destruction of their home with courageous commitment.

More information is available on the openDemocracy Facebook event page. Register for the panel discussion here.