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In 2022, Klima Action Malaysia (KAMY) with the support of the European Climate Foundation (ECF), launched Lensa Iklim, a climate journalism and energy journalism program in Peninsula Malaysia that aims to upskill and empower Malaysian journalists and mainstream news media to improve climate change and energy transition reporting. The program now is supported by Tara Climate Foundation.
The gaps & challenges of Climate Journalism in Peninsula Malaysia
We conducted a research to investigate this phenomenon. We published a “Climate-Energy Transition Media Reporting in Peninsular Malaysia.” This report runs a data analysis on the climate and energy transition reporting of the news media in Peninsula Malaysia, with supporting analysis of the interviews from journalists and editors of various news media.
Access our microsite here!
How Lensa Iklim aims to bridge the gap
Lensa Iklim was formed to empower journalists in Peninsula Malaysia in climate crisis and energy transition reporting. The long-term aim is to strengthen climate communication in Malaysia, under the Right to Information objective, thus increasing the public’s climate literacy. The program also has a short-term goal to increase the capacity of journalists, in the news media and newsroom sector, in Peninsular Malaysia on climate crises specific to the energy sector and “Just Transition”.
Resources from Lensa Iklim Workshops
Lensa Iklim successfully conducted its first series of workshops from June to August 2022, focusing on equipping journalists with knowledge on climate and energy transition topics, such as climate policies, governance, the IPCC report, and COP UNFCCC processes. We're excited to continue this capacity-building initiative with more sessions planned for 2023-2024.
Climate-Energy Resource Hub
The hub provides a guide and breakdown of topics, a list of experts and critical climate and energy policies and regulations. You can access the climate resource hub here
Articles published under Lensa Iklim microgrant & mentorship
Mentorship by experts is currently ongoing for news media to publish climate-energy stories from 2023-2024
Some published stories :
The People Behind Lensa Iklim
Lensa Iklim Manager
Ili Nadiah Dzulfakar is the programme director of Klima Action Malaysia (KAMY). Nadiah is a consultant working in climate policy and risk, and business and human rights (BHR) with experience in the think tank sector like the ISIS Malaysia, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Climate Tracker, Stanley Center for Peace and Security, INGKA group's Young Leaders Council and the Swedish MFA international advisory group for the environment, climate and biodiversity. Currently, she is the environmental lead for the National Baseline Assessment for the National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights (BHR), an initiative by SUHAKAM, UNDP and BHEUU.
Ili Nadiah Dzulfakar
Nur Fatihah Ahmad Fauzi is the programme coordinator for the Lensa Iklim program. She is a recent graduate of BASc in Environmental Biology from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). She is currently volunteering as a copywriter at USM LineHayat, which is a start-up that provides listening services to USM students.
Nur Fatihah Ahmad Fauzi
Aishah Shapari is the Finance Admin for Lensa Iklim. She is currently in her final year of ACCA at Sunway College. She has a strong background in accounting and a passion for sports, as she is also the President of Sunway Sports Council.
Research Lead and Author
Sumei Toh is the lead researcher for the “Climate-Energy Transition Media Reporting in Peninsular Malaysia” report. She has a background in biology and a MSc in Environment and Development. She has an extensive background in environmental consulting and researching.
Kucheal Arivalagan is the research assistance for the “Climate-Energy Transition Media Reporting in Peninsular Malaysia” report. She is a recent graduate in Biotechnology from Taylor’s University and has a passion for science and learning.
Resource Hub Curator
Nazira Haszar is the curator for KAMY resource hub. She has a degree in Bachelor of Environmental Science at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and is passionate about climate and conservation.
Bimo Kuncoro Yakti Prasetijo is the web designer for KAMY including the resource hub. He has a diploma in Information Technology at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia and is currently pursuing his degree in Computer Science Artificial Intelligence at Universiti Malaya. He is also passionate about computers and anything related to web designing.
Nadiah Rosli is an experienced freelance journalist and the former Project Director of Internews Network, working on “Suara Masyarakat”, a program aimed at utilising the Malaysian media to promote and amplify media transparency and accountability while also incorporating awareness for the youths, marginalised individuals and communities. She has a MLitt in Environment, Culture and Communication and has gained extensive experiences in environmental journalism, especially in conservation projects.
Evelyn Teh is the Executive Director at Ara Research working on sustainability. A former Senior Researcher at Third World Network, she . She has a background in climate diplomacy. many fields, Evelyn as she started out as a Marine Biologist and branched to Environmental Design and recently City Design and Social Science. She has wide knowledge and experience in environmental science, policies and design.
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