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GERMAN ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL & SCIENCE JOURNALISTS (VMWJ) BECOMES WFSJ'S 49TH ASSOCIATION MEMBER
March 3, 2015 posted in Associations
 The German Association of Medial and Science Journalists recently joined the World Federation of Science Journalists, becoming its 49th proud member.

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WELCOME TO THE SOMALI ASSOCIATION OF JOURNALISTS AND MEDIA PRACTITIONERS (SOMESHA)
January 27, 2015 posted in Associations 105 comments >>

The Somali Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) is an association of journalists and media practitioners specialized to expand and improve media coverage of key nation issues such as climate change, the environment, agriculture, science, public health, migration, peace-keeping and civil insecurity. 

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African Federation of Science Journalists has a new executive board!
November 10, 2014 posted in Associations
At the 2nd African Conference of Science Journalists held in Nairobi, organised by MESHA, from Oct 12 to 15, 2014, an election was held and a new team came into office to run the affairs of the African Federation of Science Journalists!
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WFSJ membership grows to 46 with newest member the Swiss Association of Science Journalists
January 22, 2014 posted in Associations
The Swiss Association of Science Journalists (SASJ) recently joined the World Federation of Science Journalists, becoming its 46th member.



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WFSJ membership grows to 45 with newest member the Balkan Association of Science Journalists
September 27, 2013 posted in Associations 101 comments >>
The Balkan Association of Science Journalists (BASJ) recently joined the World Federation of Science Journalists, becoming its 45th proud member.
BASJ was founded in June 2012, at a regional training course in Tirana, Albania. The founders of the association are 12 science journalists, from the Balkans and South-Eastern Europe (Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, Moldova, Romania, Hungary, Kosovo, Bulgaria and Serbia).



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First Argentinean Anthology of Best Science Articles
April 2, 2013 posted in Associations
The Argentine Network of Science Journalism just published its first print anthology of "the best science articles". The articles were published in national and regional media during the year 2012.
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Membership in WFSJ reaches 44 with newest member AHCJ
February 1, 2013 posted in Associations
The Association of Health Care Journalists recently joined the World Federation of Science Journalists, becoming its 44th proud member. The Association’s executive director, Len Bruzzese, explained why they decided to join WFSJ: “We have been getting more and more interest from non-U.S. journalists in our training and resources. The international segment of our membership continues to grow. We feel it makes sense to work with other established international journalism groups where possible to meet the needs of these reporters, editors and producers.”
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WFSJ membership grows to 45 with newest member the Balkan Association of Science Journalists
February 1, 2013 posted in Associations 3 comments >>
The Balkan Association of Science Journalists (BASJ) recently joined the World Federation of Science Journalists, becoming its 45th proud member.
BASJ was founded in June 2012, at a regional training course in Tirana, Albania. The founders of the association are 12 science journalists, from the Balkans and South-Eastern Europe (Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, Moldova, Romania, Hungary, Kosovo, Bulgaria and Serbia).
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Burkina Faso science writers join WFSJ
December 6, 2012 posted in Associations
L’Association des journalistes et communicateurs scientifiques du Burkina Faso (AJCS/BF) is one of the WFSJ’s newest members. Created in 2011 by two SJCOOP mentees, a program managed by WFSJ, the young association has 16 members – science journalists and communications officers in science and technology.
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Zimbabwe Environmental Journalists Association joins WFSJ
December 6, 2012 posted in Associations
The Zimbabwe Environmental Journalists Association (ZEJA) was founded in Harare, capital of Zimbabwe, by a group of 20 environmental journalists drawn from all media houses in Zimbabwe who participated in a climate change journalism training workshop that was financed by the British Council and co- facilitated by UNESCO and the Thomson Media Foundation (United Kingdom).
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Prizes reward media and science journalists in Uganda
December 3, 2012 posted in Associations
(Kampala – 30 November 2012) – The Uganda Science Journalists Association (USJA) successfully held its annual Science Journalism Forum focusing on the theme ‘Creating Public Understanding of Uganda’s Energy needs and Cleaner Energy’, on 15th November 2012, in Kampala.
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WFSJ welcomes Australasian as new member
October 31, 2012 posted in Associations
The Australasian Medical Writers Association (AMWA) is the WFSJ’s newest member. Established in 1982, it has approximately 300 members from Australia, New Zealand, and other South-East Asian and Pacific countries. Membership includes journalists, writers and editors who specialize in health and medical journalism, writing articles for mainstream press, electronic media and publications for health professionals.
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Two Canadian associations win Press Freedom Award
May 9, 2012 posted in Associations
The Canadian Science Writers Association (CSWA) and the Association des communicateurs scientifiques (ACS) are winners of the 14th annual Press Freedom Award for their work in exposing government restrictions on federal scientists that prevent or delay the free communication of public science through the media.
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Two nuclear disasters bookend German science journalists’ first 25 years
October 17, 2011 posted in Associations
When WPK, the German Science Journalists’ Association, planned to celebrate its 25th anniversary, its board chairman Martin Schneider saw a nuclear irony.
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TV Producer first woman to head Kenya's MESHA
September 10, 2011 posted in Associations 4 comments >>
Kenyan science journalists have elected a new head of MESHA – Media for Environment Science, Health and Agriculture – the oldest of that country’s two such organizations.
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Togo reporters get up to speed on climate change
September 1, 2011 posted in Associations
For about 10 days at the end of July and in early August, three cities in the West African nation of Togo were the site of seminars to help radio reporters get a grip on climate change and how to report on it in a way that would help ordinary Togolese citizens adapt to it.
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Congolese journalists take on a vast realm of under-reported science
August 18, 2011 posted in Associations 4 comments >>
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is rich in natural resources ripe for scientific research, and poor in journalistic willingness and skill to report on that science for the benefit of all Congolese.
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Medical and science reporters pressure government
June 28, 2011 posted in Associations
As science journalists gather in Doha – in the Arab world where mainstream news is about historical political change – their colleagues in Japan are still grappling with the aftermath of that country’s earthquake and nuclear leak this spring – where things scientific became the main story.
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Argentina's science journalists reach out beyond Buenos Aires
April 20, 2011 posted in Associations
A small group of Argentinian reporters who started meeting informally at Café Las Violetas in Buenos Aires four years ago have now grown into Red Argentina de Periodismo Científico, an organization that represents 95 per cent of the science journalists in that country.
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Door opens for Italian freelancers
April 4, 2011 posted in Associations
A new group of Italian science journalists is the latest in a string of national associations all reaching out in the early months of 2011.
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Nigerian science journalists and researchers tackle ‘mistrust’
March 28, 2011 posted in Associations 7 comments >>
A reporter who was a mentee under the first phase of the World Federation of Science Journalists’ SjCOOP program has been elected president of NASJ, the Nigerian Association of Science Journalists.
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Bangladesh technological development needs basic sciences
January 31, 2011 posted in Associations 2 comments >>
Scientific and media leaders call for Bangladesh to invest more in supporting basic science, science education, and making science careers more attractive. During a forum organized by the Bangladesh Science Writers and Journalists Forum (BSWJF), they warn that efforts to bring the latest technological advances to Bangladesh will fail without basic science capabilities.
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Watch Live Dialogue on “Science and Technology in Bangladesh Media”
January 27, 2011 posted in Associations
Bangladesh Science Writers and Journalists Forum (BSWJF), a member or the World Federation of Science Journalists, will hold a dialogue on “Science and Technology in Bangladesh Media. The goal of this presentation if to create an awareness for more and regular coverage of science and technology related issues in the print and electronic media in Bangladesh.
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New team for Arab science journalists aims high
January 4, 2011 posted in Associations 1 comment >>
The Arab Science Journalists Association has a new president, a new board, a major international conference just six months down the road, and an impressive record of achievements for inspiration. Newly elected ASJA president Waleed Al-Shobakky says his team’s “most immediate” thinking is focused on the World Conference of Science Journalists scheduled for June 27-29 in Cairo.
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Benin Science Journalists Create Association
January 3, 2011 posted in Associations 6 comments >>
Science reporting in Africa continues to shape up. On 19 November 2010, a group of science journalists and science communicators met in Cotonou, Benin to establish the l'Association des Journalistes et Communicateurs Scientifiques du Bénin (AJCSB).
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Kenyan group joins WFSJ from a country hard-hit by climate change
October 7, 2010 posted in Associations
The head of the Kenya Environment and Science Journalists Association (KENSJA) says there has been “considerable coverage for science and environment news in both print and electronic media in this country compared to more than 10 years ago.”
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How to make 'Twinning' work
June 10, 2010 posted in Associations
Rosalia Omungo was reflecting on the Canadian Association of Science Writers 2010 conference during its closing hours on a June evening in Ottawa, Canada.
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WFSJ welcomes Togo
December 14, 2009 posted in Associations 2 comments >>
At its last meeting, in Budapest, the Board of the World Federation of Science Journalists approved the membership of the Science Journalists and Communicators of Togo, JCS-Togo.
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South Africa joins World Federation of Science Journalists
October 16, 2009 posted in Associations
The newly established South African Science Journalists’ Association (SASJA), created in December 2008, has joined the World Federation of Science Journalists.
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WFSJ welcomes first Associate Partner: CASW
August 4, 2009 posted in Associations
The World Federation of Science Journalists is extremely pleased to welcome the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CSWA) of the United States as its first Associate Partner.
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Science journalists on Darwin’s trail in South Africa
March 18, 2009 posted in Associations 10 comments >>
By George Claassen  (South Africa) -- The newly established South African Science Journalists’ Association (SASJA) hosted 23 science journalists from 13 African countries for a weeklong conference and workshop between 22 and 27 February 2009 in Stellenbosch near Cape Town. Co-hosts were Stellenbosch University’s Department of Journalism and the Danish ministry of Climate and Energy.
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WFSJ turns 40 with Denmark and France
January 21, 2009 posted in Associations
The Danish Science Journalists’ Association and France’s Association of Scientific Journalists in the Informative Press (AJSPI) joined the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ).
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Africans take on pseudoscience and quack medicine
December 22, 2008 posted in Associations 1 comment >>
Montréal was cold and dark in the winter of 2004. Cape Town is hot and sunny. Not exactly news, but there’s a link – the 2004 meeting of the World Conference of Science Journalists in Québec was where Diran Onifade of Nigeria asked South African broadcaster Christina Scott to set up an organization of science journalists in her home country.
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Science journalists aid Nigerian award winner
September 25, 2008 posted in Associations
Three Nigerian science journalists participating in the Federation’s SjCOOP project joined Akin Jimoh, the network director of the Development Communications Network (DEVCOMS), when he received a $100,000 award from the One Campaign, in Accra, capital of Ghana, early in September 2008.
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The spark plugs
September 22, 2008 posted in Associations
A year ago, with the Southern Hemisphere spring on the way, 11 reporters in Buenos Aires got together in a café to talk about reporting science and ended up forming Red Argentina de periodismo científico, the Argentine Network of Science Journalism.
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Rwanda joins WFSJ
May 20, 2008 posted in Associations
The World Federation of Science Journalists welcomes the Rwanda Association of Science Journalists (RASJ) as its 37th member association.

Created February 2007, the Rwanda Association of Science Journalists now includes 27 members from print and electronic media. It had its first annual meeting in August 2007 and elected science reporter journalist Aimable Twahirwa as its first president. Mr. Twahirwa works for the weekly Grands Lacs Hebdo and the Rwanda News Agency. He is also a journalist participating in the 3-year SjCOOP project of the World Federation of Science Journalists.
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Arab Science Journalists visit the US under WFSJ Twinning Program
November 13, 2007 posted in Associations 1 comment >>
Nadia El-Awady, President of the Arab Science Journalists Association, gives a brief account of the recent meeting of the board members of her association with the board and the members of the US National Association of Science Writers, in Spokane, last month.
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Chile joins WFSJ
August 30, 2007 posted in Associations
The Chilean Association of Science Journalists, ACHIPEC, founded in 1976, has now joined the World Federation of Science Journalists.
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WFSJ welcomes the Bangladesh Science Writers and Journalists Forum
July 17, 2007 posted in Associations
The Bangladesh Science Writers & Journalists Forum (BSWJF), an organization of science writers and journalists, has become a member of the World Federation of Science Journalists
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The World Federation welcomes 5 new members!
July 17, 2007 posted in Associations
Science journalists from Bangladesh, Chile, Ghana, Sudan, and from the African Network of Journalists for Earth Science (NAJES) are now represented on the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ).
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EUSJA has new headquarters
July 12, 2007 posted in Associations
EUSJA, the European Union of Science Journalists Associations, has moved its headquarters. It is still based in Strasbourg but is now hosted by EuroScience after many years with the European Science Foundation. "For administrative reasons we are delighted to be staying in the beautiful city of Strasbourg", says President, István Palugyai.
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EUSJA Celebrates 35 Years
March 29, 2007 posted in Associations
(source: ISWA and EUSJA)
The European Union of Science Journalists' Associations (EUSJA) celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. And the Spring 2007 issue of the EUSJA Newsletter documents this milestone.
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WFSJ welcomes the Uganda Science Journalists Association
March 13, 2007 posted in Associations
The newly formed Uganda Science Journalists Association (USJA) became the 29th member association of the World Federation of Science Journalists in February 2007.
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American and Arab associations conclude twinning agreement
January 30, 2007 posted in Associations
The United States'(National Association of Science Writers (NASW) and the Arab Science Journalists Association (ASJA) have agreed to a partnership within the associations twinning program of the World Federation of Science Journalists
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WFSJ welcomes Kenya
January 19, 2007 posted in Associations
The WFSJ Board accepted the Kenyan journalists association MESHA as a member during its last meeting, in December.
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WFSJ welcomes Cameroon!
July 7, 2006 posted in Associations
At its last Board meeting, held 25 May 2006, WFSJ Board accepted its 29th member association: the Association of Cameroonian science journalists SciLife.
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Italian Association of Science Journalists joins WFSJ
February 2, 2006 posted in Associations
The board of the World Federation of Science Journalists welcomes its 27th member association: the Italian Association of Science Journalists.
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Cuts at Deutsche Welle
December 1, 2005 posted in Associations
At the end of November 2005, the Deutsche Welle the foreign service of German national radio stopped its weekly radio broadcast Mensch, Umwelt, Technik (People, Environment, Technology).
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Finnish Science Journalists Join World Federation
October 4, 2005 posted in Associations
Set up in 1985, the Finnish Association of Science Editors and Journalists has close to 700 members comprising editors of scholarly journals, science editors and journalists working for the media, information officers employed by universities and research institutions, and persons active in other fields of scientific journalism and editing.
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WFSJ welcomes Arab, Dutch and German associations
May 31, 2005 posted in Associations
WFSJ welcomes Arab, Dutch and German associations The Arab Association of Science Journalists, the Dutch Association of Science Journalists and the German Association of Science Journalists (WPK) have recently joined the World Federation of Science Journalists.
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WFSJ welcomes 25th member association
April 5, 2005 posted in Associations
The Philippine Science Journalists Association (PSciJourn), a non-profit association of media practitioners, S & T communicators and advocates committed to create science consciousness and culture among Filipinos created in 2001, has joined the World Federation of Science Journalists.
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UK science journalists join Federation
January 18, 2005 posted in Associations
Pallab Ghosh, Chair of the WFSJ's Programme Committee, wrote: "I am delighted to announce that ABSW members unanimously voted to join the World Federation of Science Journalists at its annual general meeting on 12 January 2005. The outcome was largely due to the Canadian and Québec associations whose hard work and vision demonstrated what a World Federation can usefully achieve.
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Highlights of General Assembly meetings held in October 2004 in Montréal
October 8, 2004 posted in Associations
Updates on the World Federation of Science Journalists Executives from member organizations and members of the Board of the World Federation of Science Journalists met in Montréal during the 4th World Conference of Science Journalists (www.wcsj2004.com ). A first meeting held Monday, October 4th, 2004, brought together the executives of associations of science journalists as well as
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