Photo Caption: Global Justice Ecology Project Executive Director Anne Petermann and GJEP Board member Clayton Thomas-Muller of the Indigenous Tar Sands Campaign are interviewed on the Sojourner Truth show on Pacifica radio station KPFK in Los Angeles during a GJEP tour in November 2012. Photo: Langelle/GJEP.
Activist Journalism: Great journalists like John Reed and photojournalists like Robert Capa told the truth, and did not worry about being "objective." The trend toward "objective" journalism, where both sides must be represented, where the truth must be counterbalanced by the untruth has no place in a just society, especially when corporate propaganda already dominates so much of the airwaves.
Global Justice Ecology Project works with allied organizations to highlight their voices in the media.
GJEP has historically has provided a holistic and radical analysis and will continue to do so. We do not compromise our positions or our beliefs for political expediency. In addition, our humility enables us to listen and learn from others to further strengthen our analysis and to form strong bonds with like-minded organizations. These factors have helped us be recognized as an important movement voice. What is now needed is to project, not only our voice, but also that of the grassroots to a larger audience.
At the UN Climate Conference in Cancun in December 2010, Global Justice Ecology Project gave our press conference slot to La Via Campesina in order to highlight the voices of social movements, youth groups, Indigenous peoples, people of color and others denouncing the unjust nature of the UN Climate process during the "Day of 1,000 Cancuns."
With this in mind we are refining and expanding our communications strategy.
Over the years, through our New Voices on Climate Change program, we have successfully highlighted and amplified the voices of Indigenous Peoples, impacted communities in resistance, social movements and other experts. We already have an impressive list of speakers that reflect the above. We have created close relationships with media outlets and reporters. Now we need to broaden this program and increase its reach. We provide media support at major international fora such as the UN climate conventions to those organizations with whom Global Justice Ecology Project has close political alignment.
Rather than organizations all independently putting resources into media and communications, our proposal is:
GJEP will build strategic alliances with organizations that share allied political vision and work with them to help get their messaging and campaign work out to the media. We would be most active in going into events like Cancun or for specific campaigns. During those events, GJEP will help coordinate media work to get people's voices in the media. Additionally we will interact with other movement media teams and hopefully collaborate with entities such as SmartMeme.
(Click the above link to visit our New Voices News page! From there click on "About New Voices" to see our speakers list)
Global Justice Ecology Project is committed to co-creating a diverse, holistic social movement from the ground up that is accountable to communities of struggle and that challenges the present paradigm and power structures.
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