It has been quite a journey since I had first embarked on my journalism adventure in late 2005.
Over these years, I got repeatedly snubbed by Jordan’s Atomic Energy Committee as I was exploring the Hashemite Kingdom’s nuclear power ambitions; but cordially greeted to an Icelandic whale meat processing factory while investigating the Nordic country’s controversial whaling business. I also shared a clifftop coffee with a local resident campaigning to protect a picturesque gorge in the Jerusalem Hills from the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv railway project; I followed scientists to Poland’s majestic Tatra mountains to learn about the country’s number one risk from climate change; and I met with countless tourism operators on Croatia’s popular Adriatic coast to discuss the climate crisis’s increasingly tangible effects on a sector that represents nearly a quarter of the country’s GDP.
One project I’m particularly proud to have led was the pioneering Climate News Mosaic. Together with an international group of journalists and media outlets we covered the 2013 UN climate summit from its Warsaw venue and from over ten different countries. This transboundary, collaborative journalism project won the team the first Hostwriter Prize the following year.
An Israeli migrant, I’m nowadays based in Poland, where I work as the media officer of CEE Bankwatch Network, the largest and most veteran environmental group in central and eastern Europe.