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James Fahn

Executive Director, Internews Network


James Fahn is the Executive Director of Internews' Earth Journalism Network, which connects over 6,000 journalists covering environmental issues around the world, and a Lecturer at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. A journalist who has primarily focused on environmental and science issues in developing countries, Fahn was based in Thailand for 14 years where he was a reporter and editor for The Nation, an English-language daily newspaper based in Bangkok, and hosted a television show. His book, "A Land on Fire" recounts the issues and scandals he uncovered while in Southeast Asia. He has also written for the New York Times, The Economist, Newsweek, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Jakarta Post,,, the Huffington Post and the Columbia Journalism Review. He was the co-founder of the Thai Society of Environmental Journalists, the country director for Internews' Burma program, and also worked for the Ford Foundation.