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WFSJ IS LOOKING FOR A PROJECT MANAGER
March 26, 2015 posted in WFSJ Affairs
WFSJ Office in Montreal, Quebec, Canada is looking for a Project Manager for it's soon-to-be-launched training project for journalists around the themes of Ebola and infectious diseases in Africa.
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NEW LOGO FOR THE WFSJ
January 19, 2015 posted in WFSJ Affairs 4 comments >>

Our refreshed logo reflects a dynamic future and we want our partners to take notice of the WFSJ and see what it stands for today.‘We chose this colourful design because it is more contemporary and current. It honours our heritage through the revolving planet while still taking it forward. 

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Press Point: Introducing the World Conference of Science Journalists 2015 Seoul
June 18, 2014 posted in WFSJ Affairs
ESOF 2014, Euroscience Open Forum
Tuesday, June 24 Time: 15:45 – 16:15
Venue: Press Briefing Room, TAP1, Ny Carlsberg Vej 91, 1799 København V
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AlphaGalileo joins WFSJ as Associate Partner
March 25, 2014 posted in WFSJ Affairs
AlphaGalileo, a business to business service that is free to the media, recently joins WFSJ as Associate Partner.

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The WFSJ has a new address!!
December 2, 2013 posted in WFSJ Affairs
The World Federation of Science Journalists has moved! We left our office space in Ottawa/Gatineau and moved a couple of hundred kilometers down the road to Montreal. We are sharing office space with the the Quebec Science-Presse agency and with the Quebec member of the WFSJ, the Association des Communicateurs Scientifiques du Quebec.
Our new coordinates: 

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Online Course now in Farsi/Persian
August 24, 2013 posted in WFSJ Affairs 42 comments >>
Thanks to Mr. Pouria Nazemi, an Iranian science journalist now living in Montréal (Canada), the 10 lessons of the World Federation’s Online Course in Science Journalism are now available in Farsi, or Persian.
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Dr. Chul Joong KIM to preside World Federation
July 3, 2013 posted in WFSJ Affairs 134 comments >>
For the first time, a science journalist from Asia, Dr. Chul Joong Kim for South Korea, will preside over the World Federation of Science Journalists, announced the Board of the World Federation, Wednesday 26th June 2013, during the Helsinki 8th World Conference of Science Journalists
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Meet the new Board!
July 3, 2013 posted in WFSJ Affairs 130 comments >>
On Wednesday 26th June 2013, the Annual General Assembly (AGM) of the World Federation of Science Journalists confirmed the seven members of the new board, with Dr. Chul Joong KIM as its president, which will oversee the affairs of the Federation until June 2015.
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WFSJ Election - Final Results
May 23, 2013 posted in WFSJ Affairs 4 comments >>
Curtis Brainard of the US National Association of Science Writers has been elected to the Executive Board of the World Federation of Science Journalists. Mr Brainard emerged from a strong field with a clear majority, winning 46.3 per cent of the votes. Nearly all of the national associations eligible to vote participated in the election (41 out of 42).
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World Federation obtains Charitable Status
May 22, 2013 posted in WFSJ Affairs 2 comments >>
Since April 18th, 2013, the World Federation of Science Journalists is officially a charitable organization under the Canadian Income Tax Act. Since its inception, the Federation has been a non-profit corporation and it remains a non-profit.
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WFSJ 2013 Elections round one winners
May 9, 2013 posted in WFSJ Affairs 4 comments >>
Dominique Forget has been elected as the Canadian representative to the Executive Board of the World Federation of Science Journalists following the first round of voting. In the international group Mr.Curtis Brainard (NASW – United States), Mr.Emeka Anuforo (NASJ – Nigeria), Ms. Yukiko Motomura (JASTJ – Japan) and Mr.Hajo Neubert (TELI – Germany) have secured the highest number of votes for the second board position and will go through to the second round of elections, which will take place from May 15 to May 22. The result of that election will be announced on May 23.
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WFSJ Board Election Candidates
April 15, 2013 posted in WFSJ Affairs
we announce the candidates for the 2013 WFSJ Board Elections. Seven candidates will compete for the ‘international’ seat and three for a Canadian. For the first time, the candidates were selected by our member associations. We hope that this trust in associations will put stellar directors at the helm of the Federation.
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WFSJ recruits Executive Director
March 6, 2013 posted in WFSJ Affairs 61 comments >>
The WFSJ is recruiting an experienced and dynamic Executive Director to provide day to day leadership for the Federation’s secretariat and oversee major international projects.
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World Federation and World Conference briefings at AAAS/Boston
February 14, 2013 posted in WFSJ Affairs
On Saturday 16th February at 3 pm in the Newsroom, Vesa Niinikangas, President of the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ), will present the programme of the upcoming 8th World Conference of Science Journalists, to be held next June, in Helsinki. On Sunday 17th February at 4 pm in room 200 at the Hynes Convention Centre, enjoy Wine and Cheese while learning more about the Helsinki Conference and the activities of the World Federation of Science Journalists.
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WFSJ Celebrates 10th Anniversary
November 27, 2012 posted in WFSJ Affairs
Ten years ago, in Sao José dos Campos, Brazil, the World Federation of Science Journalists was created and Canadian Véronique Morin was elected its first president. Another ten years earlier, the First World Conference of Science Journalists was held in Tokyo, Japan. In a series of articles written by some key actors...
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Election to WFSJ Board Directors
November 20, 2012 posted in WFSJ Affairs
Associations who are member of the World Federation of Science Journalists can now submit their candidate for election to the Board of Directors. Following the changes introduced by the new bylaws adopted last July in Dublin, in order to obtain charitable status, all seven directors who make the Board of the World Federation will be chosen from candidates submitted by member associations. The in-depth review required by the charitable status application has had many consequences. One important result has been to put associations even more responsible for the governance of the World Federation.
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Results of the General Meeting of the WFSJ and SjCOOP Planning meeting
July 16, 2012 posted in WFSJ Affairs
Dear Members, An important milestone for the World Federation of Science Journalists was reached yesterday, at the General Assembly of Members held in Dublin. This meeting was convened to present a Mission Statement for the Federation, one that would focus on its mission and objectives. This document clearly defines the role of the Federation, what it strives for and the goals it has set for itself.
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Message from the President: The World Federation of Science Journalists is growing!
March 26, 2012 posted in WFSJ Affairs
As you may know, the WFSJ was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2004, when Jean-Marc Fleury was named its Executive Director following the World Conference of Science Journalists in Montreal. With Jean-Marc at the helm, offices were established in Gatineau, Quebec (Canada) and staff was hired to manage a growing number of projects.
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WFSJ Events at the AAAS Annual Meeting, in Vancouver, 18 and 19 February 2012
February 17, 2012 posted in WFSJ Affairs
Saturday 18 February 2012
4:00 p.m. – Winners of travel grants to the Kavli Prize Ceremony in Oslo
News Briefing Room, Room 223-224, Vancouver Convention Centre
Sunday 19 February 2012
4:00 p.m. – World Conference of Science Journalists, Helsinki, June 2013
Reporters' Coffee Lounge area outside the Technology Workroom (Room 301), Vancouver Convention Centre
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WFSJ Events at the AAAS Annual Meeting, in Vancouver, 18 and 19 February 2012
January 20, 2012 posted in WFSJ Affairs
WFSJ will announce the 7 winners of trips to Norway during the AAAS meeting, in Vancouver
Join Vesa Niinikangas, President of the World Federation of Science Journalists, and Nils Christian Stenseth, the President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Saturday 18 February 2012 at 4:30 p.m. for a Wine-and-Cheese Reception in the Reporters' Coffee Lounge area outside the Technology Workroom (Room 301) in the Vancouver Convention Centre.
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WFSJ Executive Director Position announcement
November 28, 2011 posted in WFSJ Affairs
The WFSJ is looking to recruit an experienced and dynamic Executive Director to provide day to day leadership for the Federation’s secretariat and to work closely with the Board to develop broad support for WFSJ vision and programs.
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WFSJ 2009-2011 Report & minutes of the Doha General Assembly
October 10, 2011 posted in WFSJ Affairs
Reaching out to member associations and implementing a new electronic voting process for the election of board members were the two topics which Nadia El-Awady, President of the World Federation of Science Journalists from 2009 to 2001, made her priorities.
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It was a groundbreaking election
June 15, 2011 posted in WFSJ Affairs
The World Federation of Science Journalists voting for its new board of directors in late April came about complete with tie-breaking efforts to determine who won the third of three openings for new members of the board.
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World Federation of Science Journalists has a new board
April 29, 2011 posted in WFSJ Affairs 5 comments >>
 After much suspense and two ties, the WFSJ has a new board. The board, which will be ratified at the World Conference of Science Journalists 2011 in Doha this coming June, will be formed of new incoming board members Kathryn O’Hara (Canada), Lucy Calderon (Guatemala), Pallava Bagla (India), and continuing board members Christophe Mvondo (Cameroon), Nadia El-Awady (Egypt), and Natasha Mitchell (Australia).
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Association delegates maintain suspense for board elections
April 27, 2011 posted in WFSJ Affairs
Updated April 28, 2011 - Pallava Bagla of India and Istvan Palugyai of Hungary have once again tied in the second round elections for a position on the Executive Board of the World Federation of Science Journalists. Each candidate received 14 votes. Of the 31 associations eligible to vote worldwide, assigned voting delegates from 28 of them did so.
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Canadian and Guatemalan top polls in board elections
April 11, 2011 posted in WFSJ Affairs 9 comments >>
Kathryn O’Hara of Canada and Lucy Calderón of Guatemala have been elected to the executive board of WFSJ in voting which ended April 4.
There was a tie vote for the third position, with Pallava Bagla of India and Istvan Palugyai of Hungary getting the same number of ballots.

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WFSJ Board elections go electronic
March 14, 2011 posted in WFSJ Affairs
Here is a heads-up on the first-ever interactive, web-based election for the incoming Board of the World Federation of Science Journalists.
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How to be a member of the Board of the World Federation of Science Journalists
February 14, 2011 posted in WFSJ Affairs
In its early days, the board of the World Federation of Science Journalists consisted of a tight knit group of science journalists with enormous energy and enthusiasm. When a board member’s term expired, the remaining board members would make it their mission to seek out science journalists committed to improving the quality of science journalism around the world to fill those positions. At the general assembly, the board would put forward a slate of candidates, which were almost always elected.
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Elections to WFSJ Board now open!
October 7, 2010 posted in WFSJ Affairs
Elections are now open for four positions on the World Federation of Science Journalists’ (WFSJ) governing board. Any active science journalist belonging to a paid up association affiliated to the WFSJ is eligible to stand as a candidate. Each paid-up affiliated association has been asked to nominate one voting delegate from their membership that will vote to elect the final candidates.
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WFSJ’s new intern plans evaluation toolkit
July 19, 2010 posted in WFSJ Affairs
A graduate student in science journalism from Technische Universität Dortmund in Germany was at the European Science Open Forum in Barcelona a couple of years ago. She met a countryman, Jan Lublinski, and they talked.
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A Vote for Change
July 13, 2010 posted in WFSJ Affairs 2 comments >>
The Executive Board of the World Federation of Science Journalists has asked its member associations to allow a change to its voting system. If approved the change would enable any member of affiliated associations to apply to be considered as a candidate for the Board.
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WFSJ 2009-2011 mid-term Report
July 7, 2010 posted in WFSJ Affairs
Following the Board meeting in Turino, the WFSJ mid-term Report is now available
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World Federation opens new offices
April 13, 2010 posted in WFSJ Affairs 2 comments >>
Canadian science journalists, key donors, and some 40 friends and collaborators, celebrated, on Monday 12th April 2012, the opening of the new offices of the World Federation of Science Journalists, in Gatineau, a city situated in Québec, right beside Ottawa, the capital City of Canada.
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WFSJ Bulletin for January 2010
February 1, 2010 posted in WFSJ Affairs
The January 2010 bulletin of the WFSJ is now available for download.  In this bulletin, find previews of two important announcements: the 2011 World Conference of Science Journalists and the second phase of project SjCOOP.
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2009 an extraordinarily successful year
December 23, 2009 posted in WFSJ Affairs 1 comment >>
 The year 2009 has been an extraordinarily successful year for the World Federation of Science Journalists. For the first time ever...
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WFSJ Bulletin for October 2009
November 3, 2009 posted in WFSJ Affairs
WFSJ is resurrecting its bulletin. New format. New content. This October edition mainly presents the decisions made by the General Assembly held in London, last July. It also provides an update on the respective responsibilities of the members of the Board. You will also find the list of the members of the two committees that support the Board: the Programme Committee and the Finance Committee.
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Associate and Corporate Partners can now join World Federation of Science Journalists
July 28, 2009 posted in WFSJ Affairs
A total of 30 associations from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe participated on the 1st of July 2009, in the General Assembly of the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ), which is held every second year, during the World Conference of Science Journalists.
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Valeria Romàn talks about covering AH1N1 on Netherlands Radio
July 28, 2009 posted in WFSJ Affairs
As science journalist with Argentina’s main newspaper, new WFSJ Vice-President Ms. Valeria Romàn is at the centre of the coverage of one of the most affected region of the world by the AH1N1 virus.
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General Assembly of the World Federation of Science Journalists
July 2, 2009 posted in WFSJ Affairs 5 comments >>
The World Federation of Science journalists elected a new board during its General Assembly held during the World Conference of Science Journalists in London. Nadia El-Awady was acclaimed president, following tradition that a science journalist representing the host country of the next WCSJ, becomes president of the federation.
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WFSJ Web Site New presentation
April 15, 2009 posted in WFSJ Affairs
Traffic is increasing to the WFSJ web site: 33% more visitors during the last two months, now reaching one thousand visits a week.
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Come meet us at the AAAS Meeting
February 2, 2009 posted in WFSJ Affairs
This is where to meet the staff of the World Federation of Science Journalists and the two co-directors of the upcoming 6th World Conference of Science Journalists, in the Exhibit Hall of the Hyatt Regency Chicago, during the upcoming Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
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Welcome to A World of Science Journalism, WFSJ's new website
October 6, 2008 posted in WFSJ Affairs 7 comments >>
This third iteration of our website is designed to give you a better insight at the world of science journalism, and we mean the whole world!
A few months ago, during a public consultation, you told us you wanted the WFSJ website to connect you to colleagues and other associations all over the world. Not only are we offering new content, but we decided to come with a new look. We hope that these changes will make our website more interesting and easy to navigate.
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Mentor in Science Journalism
September 15, 2008 posted in WFSJ Affairs
WFSJ is looking for candidates to fill the position of Coordinator of Mentors. The main task of the Mentors' Coordinator will be to pair mentors with a mentees interested in improving their skills in science journalism.
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Consultation on the Future of WFSJ
May 14, 2008 posted in WFSJ Affairs
The members of the WFSJ Board are meeting next July. Their priority is to come up with a strategic plan for the Federation that will be presented at the General Assembly, in June 2009, during the 6th World Conference of Science Journalists, in London (UK).
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WFSJ President Pallab Ghosh speaks at Kyoto STS Forum
October 8, 2007 posted in WFSJ Affairs 1 comment >>
Speech presented by WFSJ President Pallab Ghosh at the 4th Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum, Kyoto (Japan), 7 - 9 October 2007
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New member associations section
September 6, 2007 posted in WFSJ Affairs
The WFSJ website now contain a dedicated section for our member associations. Information about each association, keys activities, memberships, contact person and more are now available.
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Jean-Marc Fleury named Chair of the Bell Globemedia Chair in Science Journalism
September 4, 2007 posted in WFSJ Affairs
Jean-Marc Fleury, Executive Director of WFSJ, has been named Chair of the Bell Globemedia Chair in Science Journalism at Laval University (Québec), on 28 August 2007. "The Chair will aim at examining the mediatisation of science at a time when science journalism is undergoing tremendous changes", he said at a ceremony held in Québec City.
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Argentina honours Board Member Valeria Roman
July 11, 2007 posted in WFSJ Affairs
Valeria Roman, member of the Board of WFSJ and science journalist with Clarin (Buenos Aires), was selected as one of the 100 best journalists in Argentina by the Konex Foundation. She will receive her award next September.

The Konex Awards were instituted in 1980 to be annually delivered so that the most distinguished Argentine personalities and institutions in every field important to the country's community be an example to Argentina's youth.
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Read the Summer 2007 Bulletin of the World Federation of Science Journalists
June 28, 2007 posted in WFSJ Affairs
Comment on the new preamble for the WFSJ Constitution, get to know the new President and Board members, learn how to download two free full-text publications, find out about association speed dating in Melbourne, and more
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Jan Rydman: in memoriam
June 22, 2007 posted in WFSJ Affairs 1 comment >>
Jan Rydman, who was a member of the WFSJ Finance Committee, passed away the 31 March 2007, in Helsinki (Finland). This was a shock for all his colleagues at the World Federation of Science Journalists who have had the great chance to know this wonderful, hard working and charismatic man.
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Conferences page updated
June 13, 2007 posted in WFSJ Affairs
The conferences page was recently updated with upcoming conferences that might be of interest for science journalists.
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Pallab Who? From Sceptic to Converted to President
June 7, 2007 posted in WFSJ Affairs
Pallab Ghosh, new WFSJ President, shares some of his concerns, impressions and what he would like to accomplish during his mandate
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Executive Director of WFSJ honoured for lifetime commitment
June 7, 2007 posted in WFSJ Affairs
Jean-Marc Fleury, executive director of the World Federation of Science journalists, was awarded a “Prix hommage”, by the Quebec Association of Science communicators, ACS, for his lifetime contribution to Science communication. Mr Fleury was one of the founding members of the Quebec association 30 years ago.
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RSS feed
June 4, 2007 posted in WFSJ Affairs
The World Federation of Science Journalists website now provide a RSS feed for the headlines of the news section.
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WFSJ adopts its Constitution at Melbourne General Assembly
May 7, 2007 posted in WFSJ Affairs
The General Assembly of the World Federation of Science Journalists was held in Melbourne (Australia) on 18th April 2007, during the 5th World Conference of Science Journalists.
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WFSJ elects New Board
April 22, 2007 posted in WFSJ Affairs
On 18th April 2007, during the 5th World Conference of Science Journalists in Melbourne (Australia), the General Assembly of the World Federation of Science Journalists elects new WFSJ board.
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Welcome to the new website of the World Federation of Science Journalists!
December 20, 2006 posted in WFSJ Affairs
The World Federation of Science Journalists welcomes you to its new web site.
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2006 Fall WFSJ Newsletter
October 10, 2006 posted in WFSJ Affairs
There are many exciting news to report about the WFSJ. Our Peer-2-Peer program is now fully launched. Designed to have a long term impact on science journalism in developing countries, the current Middle-East-African program is the first of its kind, and should serve very soon as a model for other developing regions of the world.
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WFSJ opens office
July 7, 2006 posted in WFSJ Affairs
Thanks to the funding of the Mentoring project, see News item: WFSJ launches project in Africa & Middle East, WFSJ is no more only a virtual organization. Since last month, WFSJ has a real office.
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News from WFSJ
July 7, 2006 posted in WFSJ Affairs
  • 5th World Conference of Science Journalists
  • Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Project
  • Mentoring of associations
  • WFSJ welcomes Cameroon Science for Life (SciLife)
  • WFSJ opens office
  • WFSJ hires Project Manager
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WFSJ has lost a Friend and Supporter
May 2, 2006 posted in WFSJ Affairs
As President of the National Association of Science Writers (NASW), Laura van Dam played a key role in making NASW a member of the World Federation of Science Journalists. She was also a strong supporter of the last World Conference of Science Journalists held in Montréal, October 2004, and contributed to make it a success.
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