PROJECT SURVIVAL MEDIA (Now Independent!)
Update: Project Survival Media is now an independent project of the Earth Island Institute. Check out what they are working on at: ProjectSurvivalMedia.org
Project Survival Media (PSM) is a collaborative global network of journalists using video, photography, and blogs to report from the front lines of the climate crisis.
In the lead up to the landmark UN Climate conference taking place in Copenhagen in December of 2009, Project Survival Media will help assemble and launch seven global new media teams. The purposes of these teams: to report on the most compelling climate stories from around the world, to amplify voices underrepresented by traditional media, and to breathe life into the facts and statistics of this modern crisis.
These seven media teams, one for each continent, will broadcast the most critical message of our time: that as world leaders negotiate a new climate treaty, “Survival is Not Negotiable.” As a part of the International Youth Delegation (IYD), we will use new media tactics and tools to support policies that “safeguard the survival of all countries and peoples.” This message will be driven home by spotlighting communities disproportionately impacted by climate change: youth, women, people of color, and indigenous peoples.
Project Coordinator: Shadia Fayne Wood