COP27: Meet our Climate Justice fellows—reporting in-person from Egypt!

COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, to be held from 6-18 November, will gather hundreds of heads of state, ministers, negotiators, along with climate activists, civil society organizations, and business leaders. Building on the outcomes of the previous conference in Glasgow, this year’s climate gathering will put pressing issues to the spotlight, from greenhouse gas emissions, building resilience, to commitments to finance climate action in developing countries. 

This year, we’ve selected cohort of young and experienced media professionals will be taking in all the action in Egypt and supporting our virtual team in capturing the news and reporting as it unfolds.

Our call for applicants received tremendous feedback, with almost 2000 applications from around the world. Now, from Uruguay to Kenya, we are excited to introduce you to our on-the-ground COP7 team!

Anna Beatriz Anjos, Brazil

Anna is an investigative journalist based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

As a reporter, she covers the impacts of the climate crisis, socio-environmental conflicts, and indigenous populations and local communities. She had contributed in transnational investigative projects led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ): Pandora Papers (2021) and Implant Files (2018).

Cheryl Tan, Singapore

Cheryl is a science, environment, and health journalist based in Singapore.

She is focusing on the energy crisis and Singapore’s transition to net zero, as well as the adaptation measures that the nation is taking in the face of climate change, such as sea level rise and rising temperatures. She initially started out as a health reporter focusing on Singapore’s Covid-19 crisis, then developed an interest in the intersection between climate and health. 

Ethan Van Diemen, South Africa

Ethan van Diemen is a South African data and investigative journalist based in Cape Town, South Africa.

Formerly based in Johannesburg as an Open Society Foundation Investigative Journalism Fellow, his reporting is at the intersection of the science of climate change, energy, and sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa.

Hadeer Elhadary, Egypt

Hadeer is an Egyptian freelance journalist. She focuses in her work on sustainability, climate change risks, and solutions for a better and sustainable future.

She covers stories about climate change, agriculture, and smart solutions to adapt climate change. Her job had taken her to cover international conferences in Egypt, Rwanda, Tunisia, and Berlin.

Hellen Shikanda, Kenya

Hellen is a health and science journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Her story portfolio expands from Ebola, drought, fossil fuels, climate financing, to threat faced by birds globally.

Graduated with BSc in Communication and Journalism from Moi University in Kenya, she had attended Nation Media Lab Traineeship in Multimedia Journalism from Aga Khan University.

Maximiliano Manzoni, Uruguay

Maxi is an Uruguayan journalist specialized in climate crisis coverage and currently based in Paraguay.

His coverages have been published in media outlets across Latin America that includes Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Uruguay.

Maxi had received various accolades that includes the 2018 Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Award and Amnesty International Paraguay Award.

Rahma Diaa, Egypt

Rahma is freelance journalist and trainer & Founder of Climate school intative.

She is particularly interested in covering climate crises and sustainability. She has received seven awards, and the most recent being “Emerging Journalist” Award from Covering Climate Now, 2021. She graduated from the journalism department at Cairo University in 2012, and got a diploma in Media Translation from teh American University in Cairo (AUC) in 2018.

Ryan Bachoo, Trinidad and Tobago

Ryan is a journalist, producer, and anchor based in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

As a journalist for the last 12 years, Ryan focused on different beats throughout his career. While he has never seen himself as a environmental reporter, his dice with climate journalism covering the COP26 Conference from the Caribbean was a career-changing one in many ways.

Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass COmmunication and Media Studies from College of Science, Technology, and Applied Art of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT).

Stuti Mishra, India

Stuti is a journalist based in New Delhi, India, covering politics, human rights, climate crisis, international affairs, economy, and stock markets.

She worked in a wide variety of roles including producing fast-paced TV news bulletins, creating engaging multimedia content, and reporting the biggest news of the day.

Currently she has a special focus on the climate crisis and economy.

Vivian Chime, Nigeria

Vivian is a Nigerian journalist with experience covering climate change, global health, and development.

A graduate of the department of mass communication, University of Nigeria, Vivian currently works as a climate change reporter and is passionate about journalism because of the power it wields in creating a better and functional society.

She is a recipient of grants by the Maternal Figures and African Resilience Network. Her stories have also won international recognition, including the International Center for Journalists Global Health Crisis Reporting award.

Now that you’ve met our COP27 in-person fellows, we’re ready to bring the climate negotiations to you.

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