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Muara Tae: EIA shares the skills to take on Big Palm Oil

Only two days into my new job as Visual Communications Officer for EIA, I found myself on a plane to Jakarta, Indonesia. EIA Visuals Specialist Paul Redman, Nanang Sujana, two campaign staff and I travelled to the forest community of Muara Tae, in East Kalimantan, East Borneo, to run workshops in research techniques, photography, film, […]

Giving Muara Tae the skills to fight off palm oil threat

Campaigners from EIA are this week returning to the beleaguered forest community of Muara Tae in Indonesia’s East Kalimantan province, where villagers are attempting to take a stand against devastating encroachment by palm oil plantations. EIA has been working to raise awareness of, and support for, the indigenous Dayak Benuaq community’s confrontation since November last […]

EIA celebrates the end of three years of work

A short film showing the remarkable success of EIA’s 3 year training project in Tanzania. It reveals the fascinating and thought provoking documentaries, produced under the project, that are being used to campaign for social and environmental rights throughout Tanzania. The Last Edit – Our Voices, ‘Sauti Zetu’ from EIA on Vimeo. Tanzanian activists learning […]

Giving a voice to Tanzanian communities

Campaign group’s training helps people to shape agenda for change   DAR ES SALAAM: “I had never used cameras much for my work, then I attended one of the EIA training workshops and a whole new way of campaigning opened up. “Using cameras is now a key part of my work in documenting the challenges […]

Following up on Tanzania, EIA shares its skills

When I joined EIA back in the mists of time (well, 1997 actually) I was quickly dispatched to a remote part of Wales to undergo camera training. I especially remember the joys of performing a manual white balance with a bulky Hi-8 format camera on a bleak hilltop buffeted by strong winds. Fast forward to […]

EIA helping activism at a grassroots level

Rewind to August 2010; Pallavi Shah reported back from a capacity building workshop in Mbeya, Tanzania. Participating in that workshop was a young activist, Tumaini James, fighting for the rights of women and gender equality in Tanzania. Fast forward five months; Tumaini James has been busy using the skills he gained in the workshop to bring […]

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