On September 27-29, 2022, CFC Big Ideas organized a USAGM workshop on reporting nature crimes for journalists in Denpasar, Bali (Indonesia).
The workshop was targeted at strengthening the participants’ reporting results for in-depth and impactful coverage of environmental crimes, increasing their understanding and reporting capacity regarding the issues of wildlife trade, illegal logging, illegal mining, as well as illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing in regional, national, and international contexts.
During the workshop, participants were informed of any aspects related to environmental crimes in the forestry sector and illegal gold mining crimes using hazardous chemicals. Journalists were informed about the modes and patterns of animal crimes and illegal logging in the forestry sector. In addition, participants were taught how to investigate crime cases through court decisions and from credible digital platform sources.
As for arranging the workshop, the CFC Big Ideas team ensured smooth communication between all parties involved in the organizing process through coordinating virtual meetings and phone calls to discuss relevant issues and designate session topics to facilitators and experts. The team was also responsible for sourcing visual components for the training and distributing training materials prepared by the instructors. We took care of all the logistics, including organizing travel arrangements for participants from different islands of Archipelago, as well as securing a hotel as a fully- equipped venue and comfortable accommodation for out-of-town trainees. Since it was a hybrid workshop, the CFC Big Ideas team worked closely with the video crew to ensure a good-quality online broadcast of the round table.