Expert urges media houses to properly train environmental reporters


An Environmental expert, Piman Hoffman has called on media houses to train journalists on issues regarding the environment and save the region from man-made disaster. Hoffman, the assistant Director, African Climate Reporters, made the call in a statement he issued in Kaduna on Monday.

He expressed dissatisfaction over the lack of commitment by some media outfits across Africa toward dedicating some reporters to cover environment and science.

According to Hoffman, the world now needs more environmental journalists to illuminate the real risks that humans and the environment are facing.

Hoffman urged media organizations across the 55 African countries to engage and build capacity for young journalists to be reporting on environment.

He also appealed to veteran journalists to counsel upcoming ones on environment reporting.