The Guardian (2019)

Chika Unigwe

It’s not just Greta Thunberg

Why are we ignoring the developing world’s inspiring activists?

Young people in the Global South have been tackling the climate crisis for years. They should be celebrated too! While the global media is focusing largely on Greta Thunberg as the face for youth environmental activism, many young activists from the Global South have been active way before Greta started. The work of those activists has not been covered widely by the global media, resulting in less acknowledgement of their role in fighting climate change. Read the .pdf below or the online article here >



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  • North vs. South: Power dynamics and power imbalance in global media coverage 
  • Privileges – support for activists and activism in the Northern part of the globe
  • New but old names in environmental activism