Using social media and other media channels to show East African Crude Oil Pipeline project narrative
The project intends to have comprehensive coverage of the activities happening in the development of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), draw attention to the ongoing human and environmental rights abuses, and illustrate how they threaten the environment, biodiversity and what their carbon contributions are, to the public by use of social media and other media channels
Kampala | Started on 1/4/2022
The project uses: (i) Photojournalism: we use photography to report on the situation surrounding the EACOP/Oil mining and their contribution to the changing climate, (ii) Political Journalism: Politics is a major part of the EACOP, climate change and oil governance and determines whether we have an economic bloom or an oil curse and therefore a worsened climate, (iii) Opinion Journalism: we use opinion articles, advocacy letters and other advocacy materials around climate, environmental conservation and oil governance of guest writers to share their stories of climate change and their expectations around EACOP and oil extraction to the public, (iv): Investigative journalism: we do lengthy, in-depth stories to expose corruption and breaking of rules both at government and private sector levels in a bid to have the environment/biodiversity conserved and climate change mitigated.
Through the project we empower youth leaders to harness the power of social media and other channels to speak about the environmental crimes and climate change to be contributed by the EACOP and other oil projects. The tools of delivery include Podcasts, Twitter hashtags, Live coverage through YouTube and social media platforms, Radio and television partnerships, Feature stories/lengthy pieces from a participant angle. We also organized twitter spaces on EACOP Climate talks to speak about the narrative ignored by the government and the oil companies linked to the impacts on communities, environment, climate and human rights.
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