GAIA-BFFP Asia Pacific Media Fellowship (Dumaguete City, Philippines), April 2019

A five-day media fellowship in Dumaguete City, Philippines which gathered journalists and reporters from five Southeast Asian Countries: Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia.Via site visits and lectures, the selected journalists and reporters were introduced to Zero Waste concepts and the use of false solutions by corporations.

  • Zero Waste
      • What is Zero Waste?
      • Why are cities not warm on the idea of Zero Waste?
      • What are the hurdles in implementing Zero Waste?Changing the Story of Plastic Pollution
  • GAIA Overview
  • Solutions or Problems?
      • Misconceptions about plastic, recycling and the false solutions being peddled by industry
      • Dominant Narratives on Waste Issues and Why We Must Thwart Them
  • Introducing War on Waste-BFFP Dumaguete
  • The Role of Media in the Environment Agenda


Adi Marsiela Wartawan
Suara Pembaruan
Aditya Heru Wardhana
Society of Indonesian Environmental Journalists (SIEJ)
Erda Khursyiah Binti Basir
Ian McIntyre
The Sun Daily
Imelda Abano
Earth Journalism Network
Jhesset Enano
The Philippine Daily Inquirer
Julius Joe Embina
Association of Young Environmental Journalists
Mary Judaline Partlow
Philippine News Agency
Melvin Gascon
The Philippine Daily Inquirer