World Federation of
Science Journalists

WFSJ Staff

Damien Chalaud - WFSJ Executive Director
Damien Chalaud is the Executive Director of the World Federation of Science Journalists. He graduated from the University of London – Goldsmiths College with a Masters degree in Communications and a Masters degree in Journalism. From 1993-1997 he was a journalist and producer at BBC Radio and the BBC World Service. In 1998 he joined the European Broadcasting Union in Geneva as Director of Eurosonic satellite operations. In 2001 he was appointed Director of the cross-media platform at RFO-France Télévisions. From 2004 to 2007 he became Director of content for the Radio France CityRadio network in Paris. From 2008-2013 he has been a project manager and consultant for different international broadcasters and web/mobile entities: BBC, CBC, Danmarks Radio, Radio-Canada, ARD, RTE, Vodafone, O2, etc. 

Jean-Marc Fleury - Senior Advisor
Mr. Jean-Marc Fleury was the Executive Director of the World Federation of Science Journalists. He also holds the Bell Globemedia Chair in Science Journalism at Laval University, Québec City. He was previously Director of Communications at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa (Canada). He worked as a science journalist at Le Soleil newspaper in Québec City and the monthly magazine Québec Science. He has won several prizes for his articles. His degree is in Physics Engineering.

Yoon Kim - Project Manager - SjCOOP Asia
Yoon Kim has been the project manager since 2011 at the World Federation of Science Journalists. Currently, she is managing Science journalism COOPeration in Asia (SjCOOP Asia), a three-year media capacity-building project in Southeast Asia. She is also tasked with developing the WFSJ’s new activities. Before joining the WFSJ, she worked as a strategy planning consultant and a researcher in the field of sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). She holds a M.A. in International Relations from Université de Montréal, Canada and a B.A in Political Sciences from Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, France.

Véronique Morin - Project Director - Kavli Symposium
Véronique Morin is a science journalist in broadcast and print magazines with over 25 years experience who believes strongly that journalism is key to communicating science to the public. She was president of the Canadian Science Writers’ Association (CSWA) from 2001-2005, and the first president of the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) from 2002-2004. 
She was the Webster-McConnell fellow, William Southam journalism fellowship from 2013-2014, Massey College, University of Toronto. For the past seven years, she has worked for the science magazine program « Le Code Chastenay » on the public network Télé-Québec, writing freelance magazine articles, as well as developing a documentary project. She also serves as a judge on numerous awards recognizing excellence in journalism.

Harry Surjadi (Indonesia) - Indonesia Group Leader - SjCOOP Asia
Mr. Harry Surjadi, former environment, science and technology reporter with Kompas Daily, will lead the Indonesian group. Mr. Harry Surjadi was also the founder and first executive director of the Society of Indonesian Environmental Journalists. He has worked as a reporter and editor covering agriculture, technology, and the environment for 20 years.

Hoang Quoc Dung (Vietnam) - Vietnam Group Leader - SjCOOP Asia
The Vietnamese group is led by Hoang Quoc Dung, Head of the Science-Education Section, at the Tien Phong (Vanguard) Daily and Executive Deputy President cum Secretary General of the Vietnam Forum of Environmental Journalists, Mr. Hoang Quoc Dung won the 2008 Reuters-International Union for the Conservation of Nature Media Awards for Excellence in Environmental Reporting for his story “Trans-border Wildlife Trade Network Unmasked”.

Thanh Huong Bui - Financial and Administrative Assistant
Thanh Huong Bui is the financial and administrative assistant at WFSJ Office in Montreal, Canada. She holds a Bachelor degree in Finance from Vietnam and a Master degree in Finance from the UK. Before joining the World Federation of Science Journalists, Ms. Thanh Huong had experiences as a researcher and financial specialist in Vietnam. The WFSJ offers her an international working environment which she really enjoys.

Colleen Mannitt - Project Manager
Colleen Manitt is a project manager at the World Federation of Science Journalists. She is currently managing a Hepatitis C global media education campaign. Trained as a scientist, Colleen has more than 18 years of medical writing and research experience. She is committed to promoting health and disease awareness by responsibly disseminating accurate and understandable scientific information. She holds a PhD in Medicine from McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

 Eric Lauwers - Project Manager

Eric Lauwers is a project manager at the WFSJ office. He is currently involved in the business development and communication aspects of the Federation. He also contributes to some of the ongoing projects. Eric worked on the Online Course on Ebola for journalists and the 2015 World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ) in Korea. He has a background in managing not-for-profit organizations in the social economy and cultural sector. He also worked as a project manager and as a photojournalist for international aid organizations. 

Annouk Beauvais - Project Manager

Anouk Beauvais is a project manager at the WFSJ office. She is currently steering the Ebola/Infectious diseases project in Africa. Anouk is a Disaster Management specialist and has 7 years experience with the Red Cross Red Crescent movement as well as other non-profit organizations. She is committed to promote capacity building to key actors that are involved in different world crises and emergencies. Anouk holds a B.A. in Public Communication from Université Laval and a M.Sc. in International Studies from Université de Montréal.