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InterEnergy Group and ECORED hold the first Environmental Journalism Workshop



  • The event was held as part of the within the framework of the Environmental Journalism Award, as an added value to continue promoting the environmental agenda in the main national media.
  • A total of 14 journalists from different media received lectures on environmental legislation, the impact of climate change, sustainable tourism, among others, given by a total of 17 national and international experts.

Bayahíbe, Dominican Republic – As part of the seventh edition of the Environmental Journalism Award, the companies CEPM and Energas, together with their parent company InterEnergy, in collaboration with ECORED, held the first Environmental Journalism Workshop entitled “From the Media to the Environment”, focused on training a group of journalists on environmental issues, climate change and sustainable development.

The workshop took place during four days at the Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus hotel in Bayahibe and counted with the participation of 14 journalists and 17 national and international experts, among them Charo Henríquez, editor at New York Times; Benjamín Morales, deputy director of Diario Libre; Marvin del Cid, photojournalist; Addis Burgos, investigative journalist; Víctor Bautista, journalist and CEO of Mediáticos; Romina Santroni, lawyer and environmental expert; Eleuterio Martínez, scientist specializing in tropical ecology and environmental management; Addis Burgos, investigative journalist; Víctor Bautista, journalist and CEO of Mediáticos; Romina Santroni, environmental lawyer; Eleuterio Martínez, scientist specializing in tropical ecology and environmental management; and other representatives from the private sector, public sector and media.

The topics discussed focused on environmental legislation, action against climate change, the importance of images in journalistic work, mobile technology for content creation, sustainable tourism, new narratives, among others.

Roberto Herrera, InterEnergy’s Country Manager, said: “We are delighted to hold this first meeting, which we execute within the framework of our Environmental Journalism Award, as an added value to continue promoting awareness of environmental protection. We are convinced that through this workshop journalists will be equipped with the necessary tools to inform and educate their audiences about our country’s environmental challenges.“.

Attendees also had the opportunity to learn first-hand about the pioneering coral conservation projects in the country, from the work of Fundemar, and clean energy in the area, as is the case of the clean energy project on Saona Island.

The workshop was a great success and laid the groundwork for future meetings that will continue to promote and train journalism professionals in environmental issues. It also provided a platform for journalists to connect with other professionals who share a passion for journalism that impacts, contributes to and improves the quality of life of their audiences.


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