ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTAGE has always been a point of pride for the PCIJ. After the Center was established in 1989, one of the first things that PCIJ Executive Director Sheila Coronel did was to establish an Environment Desk. It was a message powerful in its simplicity: Long before it became a trend, PCIJ had already made a commitment to environmental reporting.
The reason was simple: In the end, much of our lives are interconnected by and to the environment we live in. History, culture, politics, religion – many of these elements in our lives are rooted in the physical world we find ourselves in. And in dealing with the issues that color our world, we come across all sorts of characters – heroes, prophets, liars and thieves, and ordinary people in an extraordinary world.
Photos, text, and editing by PCIJ Multimedia Producer Julius D. Mariveles.