At the start of June 2024, the world hit a record of the 12 hottest months in a row since the 1850s. Many parts of India have faced heatwaves lasting more than 20 days. And around the world hundreds have died due to heat stroke.

The consequences of this global temperature rise are being unveiled before our eyes faster than ever before.

At InOldNews, we understand the urgency of documenting what's happening to our planet. The world needs to see what adapting to these changes and trying to slow the rapid warming looks like. That's why we launched the Capturing Climate Change project. Through this project we are building a library of Creative Commons footage that journalists and newsrooms can use to help tell one of the most pressing stories of our time.

This project is supported by Internews' Earth Journalism Network and Sida.

Thanks to support from Internews' Earth Journalism Network and The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), we have built a network of journalists to help capture how climate change is impacting their part of Asia Pacific. And with further support from the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, we've been able to expand this network to the Americas.

Over the next couple of months, these 15 journalists from 13 countries will be recording footage which will be published on Flickr. This footage will be published under a Creative Commons license and free for people to use.

The library will have footage of forest fires, sea walls, mangroves, renewable energy, heatwaves, community conservation efforts and so much more.

So without further ado, we're excited to introduce you to the first cohort of the Capturing Climate Change project:

Andy Ball is a Cambodia-based documentary filmmaker interested in human rights and environmental stories. Alongside working on documentaries for the BBC, CBS and Insider, his photos have been published in The New York Times, South China Morning Post, dpa, Mongabay, and others.

With over a decade of experience in journalism, Aziz Idris has transitioned into a dedicated videographer and content creator. Passionate about marine conservation, he enjoys travelling and immersing himself in new experiences, always seeking to capture the world's beauty and raise awareness about environmental issues.

Delia S. J. Louis is a well-rounded Marketing and Communications expert and documentary filmmaker. She has created her own documentary titled “Fishermen of the East Coast,” delving into the impact of the Sargassum Seaweed invasion on Saint Lucia’s Food Security.

Elviza Diana started her career as a writer in 2007 and has since covered indigenous peoples' issues, biodiversity, climate change and natural resource management and its ecological, social, cultural and political impacts, as well as climate change. In addition to writing, she is also exploring the world of photography and documentary video.

Erwin Mascarinas is a seasoned writer and photojournalist based in Mindanao, Philippines. With over 15 years of experience, he has covered diverse issues such as disaster, climate change, tourism, agriculture, conflict, environmental conservation, and community initiatives across the Philippines.

Jeff Joseph is a journalist with a passion for long-form and visual storytelling. His work includes a 2-part documentary on the state of wind energy in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Jessica Callender is a 22-year-old freelance videographer. She brings over two years of media experience to her work. She is deeply passionate about climate justice and the immense impact of changing climate patterns on her home country of Guyana and other Caribbean nations.

Originally from Japan, Kaori Kohyama is a freelance journalist, covering Neocolonialism, East Asian politics, inter-regionalism and nature conservation. Her work has been published in Bloomberg, Japan Times, Are We Europe, and Number 1 Shimbun, among others.

Katherine KY Cheng is a photographer and videojournalist based between Toronto, Calgary and Hong Kong. With a background in International Relations, Critical Development Studies, and Journalism, she is driven to share the most urgent stories of our time.

Mi Ni Ni Aung (30) lives on Bilu Island in the Gulf of Martaban in Myanmar’s Mon State. After graduating from Mawlamyine University with a major in chemistry in 2014, she studied journalism at Burma News International (BNI) and subsequently worked as a digital producer for BBC Media Action and others until 2023.

Socheata Hean is a freelance multimedia journalist in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She produces feature and enterprise stories in both Khmer and English, covering a variety of topics including politics, human rights, education, environment, disability, gender, and women’s empowerment — with online, radio, photojournalism, and video formats.

Sumit Das is a self-taught documentary and aerial cinematographer from New Delhi with a decade of experience in wildlife, environment, and development productions. His work includes contributions to Animal Planet and Discovery India and various other documentary projects.

Tanka Dhakal is an independent journalist based in Kathmandu Nepal. He reports on the environment, climate change, science, health, labor migrations and marginalized communities, including LGBTQIA+.

Theingi Win Tin is a filmmaker and journalist living in Mon State, Myanmar. She took up her studies in the multimedia journalism training program by Myanmar Journalism Institute (MJI) in 2017. In the same year she participated in the Yangon Photo Festival (YPF) with her photo story “Being Able” about the human rights of disabled people.

Trần Thái-Khương is a Vietnamese documentary photographer and filmmaker based in Vietnam. Currently, his works focus on the climate crisis in the Mekong Delta.

Their work will be added to this Flickr album through 2024 for journalists to use for free with attribution.
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