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Vietnam’s 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 Vietnam!
Register today for our WEBINAR on Coal & Renewables Reporting in Southeast Asia! Hosted by our very own media research fellows in Vietnam!

How do Vietnam’s leading news outlets frame coal and renewable energy development in the country? Who do they quote ? How much do they care about economic vs environmental impacts? 

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.

In this webinar, we’ll address your questions as we launch the report on Vietnam’s findings – Fueling the Tiger Cubs—How Southeast Asia’s Media is Covering Coal’s Last Frontier (Vietnam). 

DATE: 2nd November, 2020
TIME: 8pm (GMT+7)

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.

Our webinar will feature Nguyen Nguyen and Mi Hoang, two Climate Tracker fellows who compiled this wonderful report on coal and renewable energy media coverage in the Vietnam after 3 months of research. They will be available for a Q & A session and discussions on potential action points to address the key issues found. 



Nguyen Nguyen is currently a fellow of the Sustainable Mekong Research Network (SUMERNET) hosted at the Stockholm Environment Institute in Bangkok, Thailand. Nguyen started out as a TV reporter covering financial and international news for a local channel in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Later, she joined the Viet Nam News newspaper as a staff reporter for the business desk. Twitter: @NguyennthV


Mi Hoang is a lecturer at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics and Finance, a trainer at the Vietnamese Journalists Association, and a researcher with various projects in the field. Mi previously served as an editor of Vietnam Science and Technology, a magazine published by Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology, Centre for Science and Technology Information, Ho Chi Minh City. She has special interests in social media and its impact on the youth, climate change and journalism, and service-learning in media education. Her works have been published in the Journal of Development and Integration and the Journal of Communication and Media Studies.

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

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