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Title: The disappearing hills
Authors: Yeo, Kai Wen
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Journalism::Broadcast journalism
DRNTU::Social sciences
DRNTU::Social sciences::Journalism::Photojournalism
DRNTU::Social sciences::Journalism::News reporting and writing
DRNTU::Social sciences::Journalism::Reporting on environment
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: The Disappearing Hills is an interactive photojournalism website that investigates the aftermath of the 2013 Bertam Valley Floods in Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia. The Cameron Highlands have in recent years, been under development pressure— particularly from the agricultural sector. While such development has created a secure and comfortable lifestyle for many farmers, it has also resulted in large swathes of forests being destroyed illegally. As a result, mud floods and landslides have become an annual affair, claiming property and lives while contaminating rivers with human waste, plastics, and dangerous levels of pesticides. The Disappearing Hills spent more than three months in Cameron Highlands from December 2014 to February 2015 to build stories based on the Cameron Highland community on the ground, speaking to experts, politicians, journalists, Non-Governmental Organisations, farmers, flood victims, and illegal workers. Many of these stories have not been brought to the public’s attention in a comprehensive manner. Through bringing them to light, we will better understand how unsustainable farming present social and environmental threats to ecosystems and food chains. The Disappearing Hills gives these issues a human face.
Schools: Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information 
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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