Crowd-Sourced Media Project Launches at TUNZA
International Children & Youth Conference on the Environment
Youth Climate Report Encourage Grass-Roots Journalism
Among Children and Youth Around The Subject of Climate Change
Bandung, Indonesia [September 29, 2011] — Youth Climate Report, a crowd-sourced media project that encourages grass-roots journalism among children and youth around the subject of climate change, launched today at the TUNZA International Children & Youth Conference on the Environment. The multi-platform project is open to contributions from anyone under the age of twenty-five. Submitted content can include articles, features, photo essays and video reports. Youth Climate Report is a project of Neko Harbour Entertainment in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Young people can contribute to Youth Climate Report in one of two ways: by registering and submitting stories, photos or videos to the blog, or by applying to be a news reporter. The work of the reporter involves “on-air” duties. Reporters are paired with a a university or college journalism student and assigned a noted climate change scientist or researcher to interview. Interviews will be showcased on the Youth Climate Report website and edited into a short documentary that will be screened for delegates attending climate conferences worldwide.
“I’m very excited to present this project to the young delegates attending the TUNZA Conference in Bandung,” says John Kelly, CEO, Neko Harbour Entertainment. “These are the next generation of environmental leaders and visionaries from every corner of the world coming together to discuss the important issues affecting our planet today and well into the future.”
“My films have been presented at UN climate change conferences in Copenhagen and Cancun,” says Mark Terry, Filmmaker & President, Neko Harbour Entertainment. “Today, I’m delighted to pass the baton to a new generation of environmentalists to continue this tradition of bringing the voices of climate scientists to international policy-makers.”
Youth Climate Report Executive Producer, John Kelly, is currently attending TUNZA Conference where he is facilitating two workshops on interview and camera techniques.
TUNZA International Children & Youth Conference on the Environment takes place September 27 – October 1, 2011 in Bundung, Indonesia. It bring togethers 1400 children and youth to discuss their role and inputs to the upcoming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development ” Rio+20″. For more information visit http://www.tunza2011.org
About Neko Harbour Entertainment — http://nekoharbour.com
Neko Harbour Entertainment is a documentary and media production company located in Toronto, Canada. The company has produced two documentaries, The Antarctica Challenge and The Polar Explorer, that have brought the science of climate change to delegates of COP15 and COP16 as well as to audiences worldwide.
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For more information, contact:
John Kelly, Neko Harbour Entertainment
Tel: 416-738-9260 || Email: [email protected]
Julie Giles, GreenHAT Digital
Tel: 416-878-5328 || Email: [email protected]