A journalist collaborates with artists of all types to get the word out about a wide variety of crimes taking place on the world’s oceans.
One person can have an impact. (Ian, 42:11)
Ian Urbina is an investigative reporter based in Washington. His most recent series, The Outlaw Ocean, chronicles a diversity of crimes offshore, including the killing of stowaways, sea slavery, intentional dumping, illegal fishing, the stealing of ships, gun running, stranding of crews, and murder with impunity. He has reported from Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and the Middle East, much of that time spent on fishing ships.
A war correspondent overwhelmed with the pain and suffering surrounding her on assignment in the Middle East takes action by founding INARA – an NGO providing medical care to child victims of war.
What we have forgotten is that we are all human. (Arwa, 38:13)
Arwa Damon is a CNN Senior International Correspondent based in Istanbul, Turkey. She has over a decade of experience in war zones across the Middle East and North Africa, and has often focused her work on humanitarian stories. Arwa has received extensive recognition for her work including TV and News Emmys, Peabodys, the Investigative Reporters and Editors award, and most recently was the recipient of the International Women’s Media Foundation “Courage in Journalism” award. The concept behind INARA, the NGO she co-founded in 2015, is a by-product of her first-hand experience on the ground.
After falling in love with the internationalism and common humanity of Greenpeace, a young woman returns to her native Greece to advise the government on environmental issues, and then founds an online magazine and podcast.
Nature became my personal church. (Athena, 20:47)
Athena Lambrinidou is a life-long environmental activist. When her international work with Greenpeace caught the attention of the government in her home country of Greece, she was tapped to design and run projects linking the environmental crisis with participatory democracy. After helping to organize the “Religion, Science and the Environment” symposium in the Amazon, she returned to Greece. There, she worked as a sustainability consultant and developed a weekly TV show, which would later become “The Aunties: Taking the Planet Back”, an international online magazine and podcast seeking to ignite meaningful conversation, collaboration and, ultimately, progress on the climate and resource crises. Athena is currently based in Auckland, New Zealand.