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How much do TV and radio cover climate change in your countries?

Dear all

There are quite a few studies now about how the print media covers climate change, but very little about the broadcast media. Can anyone share any experiences about how television and radio stations are telling the climate change story in your countries?

Is there a lot of coverage or very little? When climate change is on TV or the radio, is it mostly in the news or are there radio features and documentaries too? How often do these media tell the stories of the people most vulnerable to climate change?

Best wishes
Mike

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well it is only in the news in Oman and national ( government-owned) TVs and national radios of Gulf states.And certainly no stories about the most vulnerable poeple.Documentries on climate change were only shown in the area in Aljazeera Documentary satallite channel and Aljazeera news satallite channel.
Television and radio stations are doing a bit on Climate Change here in Nigeria.
hi Dear Mike
in Iran is only in news not more ,and i am sorry about this.
Little coverage in Argentina, except when there is a catastrophe (floods, droughts, etc) Then every TV and radio producer remembers environment.
On National Radio there was an expert twice a week from 8:00 to 8:15. Not more. And that was the only radio with steady coverage.
coverage climate change on TV and Radio is very little in my country, Benin. other moment, journalist organised features on this issues but it is not much like the importance of the problème today. you now that all of journalist studies litterature in university and they don't have knoledge in science field . but coverage cliamte change need to have knoledge in science. is why it is difficult for journalists to coverage this issues. the other raison is acces of information from experts and scientists.
Mike,

Bangladeshi newspapers are covering climate change with utmost importance last couple of years.

In recent years, electronic media also covering the issue giving more priority than earlier.

Especially, television channels are showing river erosion, climate refugees, crop loss due to climate induced disasters very often.

Radios are also covering the issue much.


Syful Islam
Dhaka
There is absolutely minimal coverage of climate change in Cameroon. If you see a story on TV or listen to a program on radio about climate change, know that in most cases some money is exchanging hands somewhere. It is either the journalist has been 'motivated' by an NGO to do so, or the journalist seeks to do something with the story. It is not a beat for most media organisations. The money-making motive of these media companies renders it difficult for journalists to operate following the basic tenets of professionalism. It is usually said what bleeds, leads. I doubt if journalists in Cameroon have seen the urgency of reporting issues on climate change. Come to think of it these journalists can not be put to blame. Their salaries from these media companies only reflects a slap on the face for a job well-done. You know 'man must survive'. Journalists would definitely go for stories that would fetch them extra money at the end of the day. Hence, the press has become over-politicised with top ranking politicians taking up most coverages talking about what they are doing and not talking about what they are not doing. With the economic depression, poverty, unemployment, low pay what would journalists with a monthly pay of 40 USD do than pursue those who would give them money so they can write about them. In another perspective, journalists have not been trained to report stories on climate change, the jargon and all what comes with explaining what comes with climate change is seen as boring and uninteresting. I used to run a interactive radio programme dubbed 'Climate Change on Air...Behold! you will be shocked to get rural peoples' perception about climate change. The solution rests on training journalists to simplify issues on climate change plus increase their income.

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