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27 July, 2009

Reporting on climate change

SGI Quarterly ( is looking for young journalists (age if possible not older than 30) to write short articles (around 600 words each) on climate change reporting in their region, in response to R.K. Pachauri of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s point that ‘News media is not sufficiently addressing the severity of climate change’. The objective is to show how from across the globe "young people are communicating about issues of crucial importance to their generation."

If you are interested, please contact Elizabeth Ingrams as soon as possible at

The copy deadline is 14 August 2009. Although SGI Quarterly is a not-for-profit NGO, they are able to reimburse contributors at an honorarium rate for writing.

About SGI Quarterly:

The SGI Quarterly is published by Soka Gakkai International, a lay Buddhist association with headquarters in Tokyo which is also active as an NGO promoting peace, education, environmental awareness and cultural exchange. Each issue of the magazine carries a feature on a current issue of global concern. For instance recent issues covered: The Life of Food, The Arctic, Parents and Children, Huaman Rights. We also carry news about the activities of Soka Gakkai International.

The magazine is available online at

Approximately 50,000 copies of the Quarterly are distributed each issue, mostly through educational, research, NGO, UN and diplomatic channels.

Our current issue is on Youth taking action for peace. Other contributors so far from around the world include the Global Youth Action Network, Dominic Stucker (Earth Charter Youth Network Coordinator); Kimmie Weeks; Three Faiths Community Project (UK) and others.

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