The Philippines’ Media Coverage of Coal & Renewables: Report

Register today for our WEBINAR on Coal & Renewables Reporting in Southeast Asia! Hosted by our very own media research fellows in the Philippines.
Register today for our WEBINAR on Coal & Renewables Reporting in Southeast Asia! Hosted by our very own media research fellows in the Philippines.

How do the Philippines’ leading news outlets frame coal and renewable energy development in the country? Who do they quote from? How much do they care about economic vs environmental impacts? These are some of the questions that will be addressed in our webinar: Fueling the Tiger Cubs—How Southeast Asia’s Media is Covering Coal’s Last Frontier (Philippines).

Together with the Stanley Centre for Peace and Security, we’ve been working with young media researchers from Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines as they analysed how media in their countries are covering clean energy issues and identify opportunities to strengthen future reporting.

31 young journalists were selected and participated in two weeks of cutting-edge training and mentorship. They came together to learn the fundamentals of media research and analysis. Their research analysis is being published as a co-authored regional report shared among leading organisations across the region.

REGISTER today for the first of our weekly webinar series coming out of the hard work our fellows have done! First up, we have the team from the Philippines – Jason Telles and Angelica Yang! They’ll be diving into the research they did for the report and taking all your questions.

We’re excited to learn from their investigation!

This analysis will not only map out the ways that journalists and media organizations have been reporting on coal and clean energy-related issues in different country contexts in the region, but also identify barriers to strengthening and sustaining coverage.

DATE: 22nd October, 2020
TIME: 8pm (GMT+8)



Angelica Y. Yang is currently a multimedia reporter at BusinessWorld. In addition to being Climate Tracker’s Media Research Fellow, Angelica was also our Journalism Fellow for the One Earth Program in 2020. Prior to that, Angelica served as a junior content producer at GMA News Online for several months. 
Twitter: @angelicayyang


Jason Paolo Telles is currently the Assistant Professor of Broadcast Communication at the University of the Philippines. He has many years of experience in broadcast and print journalism, having worked for many of the Philippines’ top news outlets including ABS-CBN, GMA and SunStar. 
Twitter:  @jpaotelles

Curious about our research? You can read the full version of Angelica and Jason’s research report below:

Dizzanne Billy
Dizzanne is the Caribbean Regional Director at Climate Tracker, a freelance writer, and an all-around storyteller. With a special place in her heart for the beach, cats, and Coldplay, she's experienced in journalism, communications, marketing, and finding the perfect song to suit any situation.