James Fahn is the Executive Director of Internews’ Earth Journalism Network, a global community of over 13,000 reporters from more than 180 countries who cover environmental, climate and related health topics. A journalist who has primarily focused on environmental, climate and science issues in developing countries, he is also a Lecturer at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he teaches a graduate-level class on international environmental reporting. James has spent most of his professional career based in Asia, where he was a reporter and editor for The Nation, an English-language daily newspaper based in Bangkok, and hosted a Thai feature television show. His book, A Land on Fire, published in 2003, recounts the issues and scandals he uncovered while working on the environment beat in Southeast Asia. James has also written for the New York Times, Scientific American, Newsweek, The Economist, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Global Investigative Journalists Network, the Jakarta Post, SciDev.net, Nature.com, the Huffington Post and the Columbia Journalism Review. He previously served on the Engagement Committee for Future Earth, managed Internews’ Myanmar country program for several years, was the co-founder of the Thai Society of Environmental Journalists, and worked for the Ford Foundation as a program associate in the field of environment and development. James received UNEP’s Global 500 Award for The Nation’s environment reporting, and was pinned by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn for his service to Thailand.
The Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue Media Fellowship is provided by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the Federal Foreign Office and in cooperation with the German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE)
The Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue is hosted and supported by the German Federal Government and is a joint initiative of the German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE), the German Solar Association (BSW-Solar), the German Energy Agency (dena) and eclareon.