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ERIC Number: EJ885413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
Designing and Implementing the First Environmental and Science Journalism Course for an Uzbekistan Journalism School
Freedman, Eric
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v3 n3 p153-161 2004
Uzbekistan faces severe ecological problems including the rapidly shrinking Aral Sea, desertification, residues of biochemical weapons, and environmentally related respiratory disease. Even so, the country's print and broadcast media do little in-depth or analytical reporting on environmental issues, nor are journalists trained to cover such topics. In Spring 2002, a U.S. Fulbright lecturer at the Uzbek State World Languages University and his Uzbek colleague developed the first envirojournalism course at any university in Uzbekistan. The pilot course faced administrative and operational obstacles. It was also hindered by students' inadequate scientific backgrounds and their limited access to information and resources. (Contains 1 figure and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Uzbekistan