Story Spotlight

Global Climate Journalism Insights: Africa

Africa's newsrooms face unique challenges when it comes to covering the climate impacts that are, in some regions, an everyday part of life. With insight from local newsrooms, cXc goes deep into what’s happening.


Dr Carmen Nicoara cXc Impact Lead; Simon Ingram cXc Editor; Shereen Daver cXc Program Director

Africa’s place in the global climate conversation is one of minimal culpability—and maximum exposure.

It is this unenviable antagonism that makes critical discourse on the subject of climate impacts so fundamental to the continent's newsroom strategies. But the complexities of the African political landscape, the geographies of its resources and interests and environmental challenges make this arguably one of the most difficult regions in which to effectively report on climate. In this Insights report, the third in climateXchange's regional spotlights, we delve into the difficulties faced by African newsrooms—and seed solutions that may revitalise content seeking to inform local regions on climate.

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