Outstanding Women Environmental Photographers: Mother Earth’s Challenges, Climate Change Impacts, and ‘Best Practices’ for Renewal [11.4.18]


  • Elisa Lees Munoz, Executive Director, International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF)
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Program Summary:

The EmeraldPlanet weekly television programs are broadcast and distributed via Channel 10 TV in Fairfax, Virginia USA. The EmeraldPlanet TV programs are available to view on our website, YouTube, UStream TV, and social media around the world. The Emerald Trek and companion The Emerald Mini-Treks are identifying the 1,000 “best practices” on location from the 143 nations, 750 cities, and 50,000 communities by Internet TV, local television stations, main stream media outlets, YouTube, Facebook, The EmeraldPlanet Meetup, Twitter, among other social media networks, and all manner of print media.

The EmeraldPlanet TV is broadcasting weekly a number of the “best practices which are identified through collaboration with:  major non-governmental organizations (NGOs); United Nations, universities and colleges; research institutes; government ministries and agencies; Embassies; banking and micro-lending organizations; Chambers of Commerce; World Trade Centers, international bodies such as The World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), citizens groups; multimedia organizations; among others by utilizing the most advanced broadcasting hardware and software along with an outstanding television Production Crew to reach an ever expanding global audience. The Emerald Trek is focused upon linking principals identified among the 1,000 ‘best practices’ in the 143 nations being visited through this world-wide movement. The Emerald Trek is encompassing over 300,000 miles, visiting 750 major cities, and 50,000 suburban and rural communities in the identified nations.

Our featured guests are:

  • Segment ‘1’: Elisa Lees Munoz, Executive Director, International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF)*, (In-Studio), Theme: “IWMF: Organization’s Fellows Reporting on Environment Issues Focused on Female Communities”
  • Segment ‘2’: Elisa Lees Munoz, Executive Director, International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF)*, (In-Studio), Theme: “IWMF Courage in Journalism Awards and Backgrounds on Awardees”
  • Segment ‘3’:Elisa Lees Munoz, Executive Director, International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF)*, (In-Studio), Theme: “Environmental and Atmospheric Impacts on Wildlife from Women’s Perspectives”
  • Segment ‘4’: Elisa Lees Munoz, Executive Director, International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF)*, (In-Studio), Theme: “Minerals, Mining, and How Gem Industry is Affecting Local Communities from Women’s Perspectives”

Program Overview:

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) helps women transform the global news media by protecting, supporting, and promoting their work. IWMF fellows and grantees — both freelance and staff journalists — become experts in reporting in underserved regions, generate must-read stories, align with top outlets, and bring critical issues affecting women and others to light.

IWMF is the only organization which provides safety training, byline opportunities, and emergency support tailored to female journalists and photographers around the world. With this work, the organization aggressively pursues a future with press freedom. A future which includes a diversity of stories, voices, and perspectives. There is a great focus by our “Fellows” and “Awardees” on the environment, climate change impacts on local communities, women, and their children, as well as loss of biodiversity, wildlife, and productive agricultural land.

It also recognizes “badass” female journalists and photographers whose courage sets them apart. It researches the factors that allow journalism to remain dominated by men while advocating for inclusive practices that help propel women and minorities into leadership.

Thank you Happy, Production Crew, Program Team, and volunteers for your outstanding commitment, dedication, and goodwill as we create The EmeraldPlanet… 
Tune in and learn from our outstanding guests and Dr. Sam Hancock, Director and Host of The EmeraldPlanet television productions at 6:30 – 7:30 P.M. (Eastern); 5:30 – 6:30 P.M. (Central); 4:30 – 5:30 P.M. (Western); and 3:30 – 4:30 P.M. (Pacific) time zones.