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The 2020 Media Impact Forum: Climate Now!

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT
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In this session, we’ll hear about climate activism, philanthropy’s role in supporting climate media, and global threats to civil society. Award-winning journalist Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! will interview marine biologist, policy expert and strategist Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson about her work to protect the oceans and efforts to help communities to find climate change solutions. We’ll then hear from Academy Award and Emmy-winning actress and activist Jane Fonda about her perspective on the importance of media in climate activism. Goodman will then take the role of interviewee in a dialogue with Alex Jakana, former BBC journalist and current program officer of Global Media Partnerships at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Our speakers will discuss the growing threat of extractive industries in bolstering the rise of authoritarian regimes, even as they degrade the environment.

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