Thematic Session on “Climate Change and Media”

Organised by: Panos South Asia

The media is the intermediary for communicating about climate change to the people. It has to communicate facts without exaggeration or underplay. The media, thus, has an important role to communicate treading the fine line between both climate activism and climate denialism. With this background the session discussed different aspects connecting media and climate change.

The session was moderated by Mr S Gopikrishna Warrier, Regional Environment Manager, Panos South Asia and Secretary of Forum for Environmental Journalist in India. The speakers included: Alka Tomar, Festival Director, CLIMA FILM FEST’14 & CEO, Ennovate Global; Pon Dhanasekaran, Joint Editor, Puthiyathalimurai Kalvi, Chennai; Sundar Rajan, Environmentalist and Vinod Kumar, Young Journalist, Chennai, The Hindu Tamil.