One Earth Fellowship

Meet our journalist fellows for 2019-2020 who will be uncovering stories about the global transition to a clean energy future where humanity and the natural world coexist in harmony.

  • Janet Murikira

    One Earth Fellow, Kenya

    Janet Murikira is an environment and conservation journalist based in Mombasa, Kenya. The Finance graduate works for Baraka FM  where she has been on the forefront in ensuring environment stories are given the space and coverage they deserve. Her work has regularly been published in other media houses that include Deutsch Press Agentur and Environment newsiste Mongabay. Janet who is an Annual Journalism Excellence Awards 2018 finalist is also one of the 18 African fellows of the Giants Club Conservation Journalism fellowship where she has majorly reported on issues and emerging trends in environment conservation in Kenya.

  • Julian Reingold

    One Earth Fellow, Argentina

    Born in Argentina in 1988, Julian Reingold holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and is currently a student of MSc in Environment and Sustainable Development at University College London (UCL). Fiction writer since an early age, he has shifted from journalism as a hobby to a constant commitment to discuss climate change reality in his homeland, a challenge that still has a long way to go as natural disasters remain outside of the Government’s priorities. After traveling across many Latin American countries, he believes in the possibility of uniting efforts in the region to avoid ecological breakdown by acknowledging the indigenous wisdom of nature and supporting the new ways of social protest in the digital age.

  • Naomi Larsson

    One Earth Fellow, European Union

    Naomi is a freelance journalist based in London covering the environment, foreign affairs and culture for a number of British and international outlets. She has covered stories around the world, reporting on farming in Kenya, the Venezuelan migration crisis, and biodiversity in Colombia. Before becoming freelance, she was a writer and commissioning editor on the Guardian's global development network, and contributed to their award-winning series on elephant conservation. She has a masters in journalism from City University London, specialising in humanitarian reporting, and in 2019 she was a winner of MHP's young journalists awards. 

  • Allison Gacad

    One Earth Fellow, Canada

    Allison  is a freelance journalist based in Vancouver, Canada, covering science, environment, and climate news for Canadian and international outlets. She is trained as a youth journalist by the Foundation for Environmental Education in partnership with the UNFCCC and UNESCO, having most recently reported from COP23 in Bonn, Germany. At COP23, she was a speaker on a UNESCO panel on climate education. She is currently pursuing a BSc in Global Resource Systems at the University of British Columbia. Her interdisciplinary approaches to studying food systems, agriculture, and the environment provide a foundation for bringing science to the forefront of her journalism. Allison believes that meaningful climate journalism, particularly driven by youth and grounded in evidence-based reporting, is essential to combatting today’s climate emergency.

  • Vaishnavi Rathore

    One Earth Fellow, India

    Vaishnavi Rathore is based in New Delhi, India and is an Environment Associate with The Bastion—a development journalism organization. Stories of environmental justice and democracy, governance of commons, forest and land rights specifically pique her interest. Before she ventured into full-time environmental journalism, she spent two years working on ground with communities and their relationship with natural resources. Her experience in the state of Gujarat with Foundation for Ecological Security exposed her to challenges of localizing governance, while working with forest dependent communities in the Himalayan landscapes of Himachal Pradesh introduced her to the Forest Rights Act. There, she was with Himdhara Environment Collective, and was involved in spreading awareness on the Act, facilitating its implementation, researching and advocating on it.