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Investigating Illegal Logging in the World’s Newest Country

March 6 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

Journalist Carolyn Thompson shares about her experience reporting on illegal forestry in South Sudan – the newest country in the world. She will tell stories of visiting freshly-cut forests, where villagers say they have been shot at while trying to protect their environment. While villagers flee to refugee camps, the sale of teak wood is enriching business owners and likely helping both sides of a civil war.

A freelance data journalist, Thompson’s reporting focuses primarily on refugees, environment, economy and government accountability. Her work has appeared on the CBC, France 24 and, News Deeply. Thompson has been nominated for awards by the Online News Association, the Ontario Newspaper Association and the Atlantic Journalism Association.

Details

Date:
March 6
Time:
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://carolynthompson-illegal-logging.eventbrite.ca

Organizer

School of Journalism, University of British Columbia
Phone:
1-604-822-6688
Email:
jrnl.journal@ubc.ca
Website:
https://journalism.ubc.ca/

Venue

UBC School of Journalism
104-6388 Crescent Road
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z2 Canada
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Phone:
1-604-822-6688
Website:
https://carolynthompson-ille- gal-logging.eventbrite.ca