Speakers at the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union Program Committee meetings urged their colleagues to pay attention to climate change and how their operations cover the issue.
The meetings came during the 44th ABU General Assembly in Tehran, Iran.
According to a report from ABU, broadcasters were urged to provide the public with “correct and easy-to-understand information” about global warming and climate change, as well as to “take on a bigger role” in fighting corruption practices.
“Radio, and the media, must play the role of the provider of correct and easier-to-understand information about global warming. Journalists must be trained to write in a manner that is easier to understand by the public. Also, scientists need to be trained on how to express their findings in a less complicated manner,” said Parni Hadi of Radio Republik Indonesia.
Jun Ogawa of TBS in Japan discussed a joint project with MBC in South Korea that encouraged listeners to shut off their lights for two hours during the summer solstice to show solidarity with the ideal of fighting global warming.