27 Jan CTC Engages Media to Raise Marine Conservation Awareness

Last month, CTC embarked on media engagement activities in Jakarta in an effort to shore up mainstream media awareness about marine conservation activities in Indonesia and the Coral Triangle.

CTC Executive Director, Rili Djohani visited 18 media outlets including Al Jazeera, BBC Indonesia and ABC Australia, to engage top editors and journalists about the importance and urgency of covering issues related to our marine environment.

The media was interested in what CTC does to address ocean issues and were interested to learn more on how CTC supports marine protected area management, utilizes local wisdom, engages women leaders, and facilitates alternative income for coastal communities.

Of particular interest was CTC’s work on monitoring sunfish, mantas and whales, as well as our outreach program with the Wayang Samudera, and our approach to engage millennials through games such as Escape Room SOS from the Deep and Aquatico Board Game.

“I learned a lot from all the meetings about how the media operates nowadays, their history and the various perspectives and teams of different media. We will focus on long term partnerships with some of the media outlets and several media field visits are scheduled to Nusa Penida and the Banda Islands in March and April this year,” Ms. Djohani said.

CTC will continue to strengthen media relationships by setting up a media network ‘Sahabat Laut’ and work pro-actively with the media to raise environmental awareness.

To view the article in TEMPO click here.

No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Coral Triangle Center