Courage and impact

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson
Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson (centre) receives her award from East-West Center President Suzanne Vares-Lum and EWC board member and former Hawaii Governor John Waihe’e

Lagipoiva honoured for climate coverage

The editor of Pacific Environment Weekly in Samoa, Dr. Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson, became the first Pacific Island journalist to receive a ‘Journalists of Courage and Impact’ award at the East West Center’s International Media Conference this month.

Lagipoiva received the award for her pioneering work on covering the climate crisis, and elevating Pacific Islander voices globally.

Besides her own outlet, she is a contributor to The Guardian and The Economist. At 25 . . .

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