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BBC FUTURE IS LOOKING FOR SCIENCE WRITERS IN ASIA PACIFIC & AUSTRALIA
February 19, 2015 posted in Sci.Journalism 3 comments >>

BBC Future is looking for top science writers from Australia and Asia Pacific to pitch stories for the website.

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Recorded sessions from the Virtual Ebola Reporting Workshop Dec 2-3
December 8, 2014 posted in Sci.Journalism
The Virtual Ebola Reporting Workshop coordinated by WFSJ on Dec 2-3 in English and French have attracted hundreds of journalists from African countries and worldwide. The recorded video are now available online.
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Virtual Ebola Reporting Workshop coordinated by WFSJ
November 26, 2014 posted in Sci.Journalism
A Virtual Ebola Reporting Workshop targeted specialized and non-specialized journalists in territories directly and indirectly affected by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) crisis will be held on December 2 (English) and December 3 (French). The workshop is coordinated by WFSJ with support from U.S. Department of State.
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Help African Journalists fight the spread of Ebola
November 17, 2014 posted in Sci.Journalism 2 comments >>
WFSJ, in association with Hirondelle USA and the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), launched this fundraising campaign to help local radio stations and their staff in Ebola-affected regions. Make it happen and contribute to the efforts to fight the spread of Ebola!
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SciDev.Net's live debate on Ebola (French)
October 28, 2014 posted in Sci.Journalism
SciDev.Net’s Sub-Sahara Africa (French) edition are hosting a live debate on: Ebola: Qu'avons-nous appris sur les maladies zoonotiques? (Ebola: What has the world learnt about epidemics) on Friday October 31st, 17.00 to 19.00 GMT).
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Q&A: Science journalism and public engagement
September 25, 2014 posted in Sci.Journalism
New leaders of Knight Science Journalism program discuss role of science coverage in modern society. An interview by Kathryn M. O'Neill, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, MIT
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Ebola Outbreak and the Urgent Need for Science Journalists
September 17, 2014 posted in Sci.Journalism
The outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Western Africa highlights the urgent need to close the gap in communication between scientists, journalists and communities. / La propagation de maladie à virus Ébola en Afrique de l’Ouest met en évidence la nécessité urgente de combler les lacunes en matière de communication entre les scientifiques, les journalistes et les collectivités.

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Women dominate in Profile Awards for science and technology journalism
September 15, 2014 posted in Sci.Journalism
Women dominated the top five positions in the 14th Profile Awards for science and technology journalism, announced at Wits University on Thursday 11 September 2014.

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Travel Grants to South East European Science Journalism Workshop - Sep 2014, Montenegro
July 30, 2014 posted in Sci.Journalism
The UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, Venice (Italy), is pleased to announce that the 2nd edition of the specialized South East European (SEE) regional workshop on science journalism will be conducted from 19 to 22 September 2014 in Podgorica, Montenegro, during the Open Science Festival. The UNESCO Venice Office will offer 10 participation grants to selected applicants coming from the SEE countries.

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Workshop on data journalism open [Europe]
June 11, 2014 posted in Sci.Journalism
The M100 Young European Journalists Workshop, organized by the Hasso Plattner Institute and the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences, will take place from Sept. 8-13 in Potsdam, Germany. The theme of this year’s workshop is data-driven journalism. Journalists ages 18 to 26 from all over Europe, including non-EU countries, can participate in this workshop.
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“Know Thyself”: SWIM launches its second online survey on science journalists
June 5, 2014 posted in Sci.Journalism
The Italian association Science Writers in Italy (SWIM) has just launched the second edition of the online survey “Know Thyself” aimed at science journalists and science communicators from all over the world.
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JUST 30% OF THE WORLD’S RESEARCHERS ARE WOMEN
March 20, 2014 posted in Sci.Journalism
Just 30% of the world’s researchers are women. But at a closer look, in Bolivia, women account for 63% researchers, compared to France with a rate of 26% or Ethiopia at 8%.

These latest data on the status of women in research by region and country are now available though WOMEN IN SCIENCE by UNESCO Institute for Statistics.

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Science Journalism just lost a Champion
August 2, 2013 posted in Sci.Journalism
David Dickson, founder and first director of SciDev.net, passed away.  
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Ugandan science journalists cannot work because of illegal police occupation
May 28, 2013 posted in Sci.Journalism
by Henry Lutaaya -- Lominda Afedraru came back from a trip to the United Kingdom on Sunday 19th May 2013, with lots of story ideas and in very high spirits. Thanks to her hard work as well as financial support by the Biosciences for Farming in Africa (B4FA), she toured a number of science labs where she witnessed amazing technologies developed by scientists in the UK.
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Nature launches Arabic Edition
April 22, 2013 posted in Sci.Journalism 32 comments >>
On Tuesday 16th April, in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia’s capital), Magdy Said, a mentor with the World Federation’s first Phase of Project SjCOOP, from 2006 to 2009, celebrated his dream come true. The Arabic Edition of Nature, a joint project of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and the Nature Publishing Group (NPG) officially launched the Nature Arabic Edition (NAE) magazine during the Saudi International Conference on Science Culture

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Optimism about Science Journalism in the Developing World
January 19, 2013 posted in Sci.Journalism
 Journalists and editors in Asia and Africa see an exciting future while their colleagues in Europe, Canada, and the USA, and to a lesser extent in Latin America, believe that science journalism is under threat.
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Ask experts: How To Prevent Global Health Crises?
August 28, 2012 posted in Sci.Journalism
See live how world experts answer your questions on how to address and prevent global health crises in the company of the eight winners of the WFSJ/Kavli Competition from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe who will be in Oslo (Norway), next week.
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Wide support for African institutional science news service
June 14, 2012 posted in Sci.Journalism
There is wide support to set up a research institutions’ based African science news service, concludes a United Kingdom and UNESCO commissioned report, published last month. The proposed African science news service would receive press releases from African research institutions and distribute them to the African (and international) media.
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Science Development Network launches major survey on science journalists
May 3, 2012 posted in Sci.Journalism
The Science Development Network—a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing reliable and authoritative information about science and technology for the developing world—has launched a major research project to find out more information about science journalists who supply the network with the news it publishes.
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Fraxion Payments: A micropayment system for science journalism
March 15, 2012 posted in Sci.Journalism
“Putting up content for free on Internet is a rip off,” according to Chris Wilkins, founder of Fraxion Payments, a new Internet tool that pays royalties to science writers whose online articles get read. In development for more than 10 years, Fraxion Payments evolved from being a hobby to a micropayment system for authors. The concept is simple: a reader clicks on a link, pays a few “fraxions,” or pennies, to read the article and the journalist/author of the article is rewarded with a few pennies.
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Canadian science journalists say: Stop muzzling Canadian government scientists
February 17, 2012 posted in Sci.Journalism 3 comments >>
The World Federation of Science Journalists joined its two Canadian member associations in asking the Canadian Government to stop making it impossible for science journalists to interview in a timely fashion scientists working for the Canadian Government.
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Former Japanese Prime Minister’s flawed physics corrected
February 13, 2012 posted in Sci.Journalism
Japanese science journalists Mariko Takahashi, senior staff writer at the prestigious newspaper The Asahi Shimbun and former Board member of the World Federation of Science Journalists, has had to correct the flawed physics of former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and Lower House member Tomoyuki Taira, both from the ruling Democratic Party of Japan.
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“Know thyself, science writer”
January 27, 2012 posted in Sci.Journalism
The association of science writers in Italy has launched an online survey entitled “Know thyself, science writer” asking science journalists from all over the world to help define the situation of science journalism. According to its publisher, Fabio Turone, president of Science Writers in Italy (SWIM), the purpose of the survey is “to collect information about a profession lacking clear borders.”
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Tribute to Christina Scott RIP
October 31, 2011 posted in Sci.Journalism 27 comments >>

Christina Scott was a pillar of African science journalism. She excelled in her career as a journalist. She also gave to her colleagues and to science journalism without any bounds and limits. She contributed in a decisive way to the success of the first SjCOOP project of the World Federation of Science Journalists.

You can contribute to Christina's memorial which will be celebrated Saturday (5th Nov.) by sending your message to: remembering.christina.scott@gmail.com

Read the obituary written by her colleagues member of the South African Science Journalists’ Association of which she was the second president: Hamba Khale, Christina

Read the article from the Nigerian science journalist Alex Abutu published in AfricaSTI: Christina Scott: Africa's foremost science journalist dies

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The Global State of Science Journalism
June 22, 2011 posted in Sci.Journalism
Science journalism has a key role to play in 21st century information when science and technology become a major productive force. In recent years, several features (e.g. NATURE, 15 March 09, 28 June 09) and discussions at conferences and meetings have identified a sense of 'crisis' in specialist science journalism. However, it is unlikely that this 'crisis' is felt around the globe in the same manner.
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Colombian university converts online reporting course into a book
June 9, 2011 posted in Sci.Journalism
The front cover has those two cartoon figures in a desert landscape familiar to anyone who’s looked into the online reporting course on the World Federation of Science Journalists’ website.
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Statistical help for reporters
May 12, 2011 posted in Sci.Journalism
Does this ring true, or what?

“While journalists generally are very good at spotting political non-sequiturs and flawed arguments, their immune systems are not geared against fraudulent numbers and statistical data. They do not even know the right questions to ask.”
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Rwandan science journalists push economic development
May 5, 2011 posted in Sci.Journalism
The website of the Rwanda Association of Science Journalists has been revamped and upgraded in response to a recent burst of energy in reporting across the media spectrum. Two examples – one from radio, the other from television – offer a glimpse into what science journalism looks like in Rwanda today.
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Europe puts young science journalists into labs
March 1, 2011 posted in Sci.Journalism
There’s a thread through a cluster of recent science stories produced by young European reporters. They were part of a project called Research Labs for Teaching Journalists, (RELATE for short), an EU (European Union) effort to bridge the gap between science and society.
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To our friends in Egypt
February 4, 2011 posted in Sci.Journalism 42 comments >>
Deborah Blum, co-director of the 7th World Conference of Science Journalists scheduled for 27 - 29 June in Cairo (Egypt), member of the board of the World Federation of Science Journalists and former President of the United States National Association of Science Writers posted a message of support to our colleagues in Egypt, on the 4th of February 2011. See her post below or go to her blog Speakeasy Science.

Please, add your own words of support!
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Lost in Translation
January 10, 2011 posted in Sci.Journalism
Better communication between scientists, institutions and journalists can boost the media’s coverage of science and public understanding of science.
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It may be the dawn of a better day for science journalists in Britain – and even worldwide
November 17, 2010 posted in Sci.Journalism
– if accelerating developments over the past few months are any sign. In March, an appeal court overturned a libel judgment against British science writer and TV producer Simon Singh. He had been sued by the British Chiropractic Association over a commentary published by The Guardian newspaper in 2008 in which Singh questioned claims by some chiropractors over the treatment of some childhood conditions, including asthma and colic.
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Canadian Science Journalists denounce lack of access to government scientists
October 20, 2010 posted in Sci.Journalism
Kathryn O’Hara, President of the Canadian Science Writers’ Association, in a paper published in the 30th September issue of Nature, asks the Canadian government to abide by its promises of transparency and accountability.
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How did you become a Science Writer? - leading journalists respond
August 30, 2010 posted in Sci.Journalism 2 comments >>
“I’m really interesting in writing about science and I was wondering how you got into it and whether you had any tips?”
At some point in our careers, all science writers receive an email like this and most of us probably sent one when we started out.
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South African book fair has strong science journalism presence
August 9, 2010 posted in Sci.Journalism
The Cape Town Book Fair – the largest on the African continent – had science journalism in the spotlight during its fifth season July 30-August 2. The gathering featured South African and other African reporters who have taken on the fraudsters and scam artists preying on the hopes of uneducated people across the continent with phony medicine and science.
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Iranian science editor takes on Farsi version of WFSJ online science journalism course
June 30, 2010 posted in Sci.Journalism
Pouria Nazemi is an amateur astronomer in Tehran, and he’s been at it for 16 years. He’s also science editor for Jam-e-Jam, Tehran’s largest newspaper, and he’s agreed to translate the World Federation of Science Journalism’s online reporting course from English into Farsi, the language of Iran.
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Prime numbers connect galaxies to digital security
June 1, 2010 posted in Sci.Journalism 2 comments >>
Take one of the most persistent mathematical mysteries in the world, one that underlies secrecy in everything from national spy agencies to shopping on the Internet, and figure out how to make sense of it visually for television.
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Turkish Online Course
May 27, 2010 posted in Sci.Journalism
The Turkish-language version of the WFSJ online journalism course has landed on our website, and a former radio news director in Turkey thinks it’s not a moment too soon.
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DNA testing available for British reporters
May 13, 2010 posted in Sci.Journalism
Only if they attend ABSW’s July conference - Science reporters worldwide grapple with the complexities of molecular biology – the DNA watershed and all that has followed since. But reporters and editors in the U.K. will have an opportunity in July to get up close and personal with the knowledge available from genomics, the new “consumer” service that has emerged from DNA sequencing
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A Plan for Science Journalism
April 26, 2010 posted in Sci.Journalism
‘In rude health’ but ‘under threat’. This is the state of science journalism in Britain, according to the January 2010 report ‘Science and the Media: Securing the Future’.
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Nature’s has now three region-specific portals
March 30, 2010 posted in Sci.Journalism 2 comments >>
At the beginning of March 2010, Nature launched its third dedicated portal: Nature Middle East. The two previous portals are Nature China, launched in 2007, and Nature India launched in 2008.
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Earthquake triggers soul-searching in Chilean science journalist
March 1, 2010 posted in Sci.Journalism 1 comment >>
By Nicolás Luco, El Mercurio  -  Like never before, after an earthquake, top editors fall upon science journalists to try to explain the disaster. We rush to our seismology connections. We raise questions in Facebook to see if new ideas come in. Mail our international contacts studying Chile's crust: mainly in France.
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Science cafés: Where African scientists become accessible
February 3, 2010 posted in Sci.Journalism
Science journalists often have much difficulty getting African scientists accept to be interviewed. Ruth Wanjala, reports from Nairobi (Kenya) how science cafés might be part of the solution and create good opportunities for science journalists.
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What about the economics angle of science stories?
January 22, 2010 posted in Sci.Journalism
 Sarka Spevakova, who attended the 11th Annual Global Development Conference in Prague, last week, explains why science journalists should look at the economics angle of a story.
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Science journals and science journalists in the same WEB boat
November 11, 2009 posted in Sci.Journalism
“Scientists can bypass people like me and the media to reach the public directly.”
Philip Campbell, editor-in-chief, Nature
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Scientists themselves catching on to better communication
November 2, 2009 posted in Sci.Journalism
On the campus of the University of Ottawa in Canada’s capital, about 25 science students recently crowded into a seminar room bringing news releases they had written about their research. They were met by longtime science reporters from the Toronto Star and the Ottawa Citizen, and four senior, general assignment journalists – reporters who often cover science willy-nilly. 
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Pay up, pay up, or we blow the whistle
October 13, 2009 posted in Sci.Journalism
This is a story about money, and how to help freelancers when they are ignored, cheated or stalled when it’s payday. The National Association of Science Writers in the United States has a “grievance committee,” that has successfully taken up their cause. Here’s how it works.
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Pakistan spotlights polio reporting
August 11, 2009 posted in Sci.Journalism 1 comment >>
Early in July Ashfaq Yusufzai looked down at his new “shiny and beautiful” Gold Medal from Pakistan’s Ministry of Health and UNICEF then spoke to about 100 medical and science reporters in a high-end Islamabad hotel conference room.
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Science Journalism belongs to the World
June 22, 2009 posted in Sci.Journalism
An editorial in the latest issue of Science provides a balanced perspective on the challenges facing science journalism in the industrialized world, and the opportunities for its expansion in the developing world.
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New Student Science Journalism
May 20, 2009 posted in Sci.Journalism 3 comments >>
Here’s the deal for a student of science journalism who knows she’s going to be looking for work soon. She’s been writing stories for her profs for two or three years. She’s onto the game. She’s doing well. But when she goes knocking on the doors of potential employers, they want to see work that’s been published or broadcast or been online.
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China’s latest science magazine
April 30, 2009 posted in Sci.Journalism
Since 7th January 2009, China has a new magazine, Science News Bi-weekly, aimed at reviewing the science funding and policy scene for the benefits of its growing national community of scientists and researchers.
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Nairobi team takes all african science as its beat
April 6, 2009 posted in Sci.Journalism 3 comments >>
There’s a new voice in science reporting coming out of Kenya but taking all of Africa for its beat. Up and running only since June 2008, Science Africa, is a work of a Nairobi editorial team under the direction of Otula Owuor, who started working on it as he was winding down his part in a WFSJ mentoring project. The mentoring had a strong part in his inspiration.
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Science Journalism: Good and Bad News
March 23, 2009 posted in Sci.Journalism
The worldwide status of science journalism is a mixture of good and bad news. While a recent Nature article focuses on the decline of science journalism in Europe and North America, science journalism is making headways in Africa, in the Arab World, in Asia and in Latin America.
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Science Media Centre could help non-science reporters out of a jam
March 16, 2009 posted in Sci.Journalism
In a world of shrinking newsrooms and newsroom budgets, science is often covered by political reporters, lifestyle reporters, or general assignment news and feature writers.The results are sometimes good, but often not pretty at all.
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Editor brings the Arctic to the Arab World
March 9, 2009 posted in Sci.Journalism
The last journalist to join the Amundsen research icebreaker expedition in the Canadian Arctic in the summer of 2008 has been blanketing the Arab world with climate change coverage ever since her return home to Lebanon.
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Science journalism training coming to Portuguese-speaking African countries
March 2, 2009 posted in Sci.Journalism
A Lisbon reporter has joined forces with a physicist to train Portuguese-speaking science journalists in Africa and East Timor. The pair is building their program with help from journalists in their own homeland, others from Brazil, and with tips from WFSJ’s mentoring projects.
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Science Journalism Growing Overseas
February 24, 2009 posted in Sci.Journalism
Science Journalism staff jobs are being lost in the developed world, but are increasing in the developing world. This contrasting situation is reported by Cristine Russell, President of the United States Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, in an article published on the online Columbia Journalism Review "The Observatory", February 17
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Guatemalan daily makes a big science splash
February 23, 2009 posted in Sci.Journalism
CNN take note. In December the most powerful cable news channel in the world laid off its entire science and technology reporting team, saying it wanted to cut costs and increase staff efficiency. In sharp contrast, December also saw a retrospective page in a Guatemalan newspaper capping six months of biweekly full-page science features – and with promise of many more to come.
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From Yaoundé, Cameroon to Rabat, Morocco by way of Casablanca …
February 2, 2009 posted in Sci.Journalism 4 comments >>
… and then back to Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon, to the French embassy there for a transit visa. Our traveller, Christophe Mvondo, works for La Nouvelle Expression in Yaoundé, Cameroon. One of eight reporters sponsored by WFSJ, he was headed to the EcoHealth Forum in Merida Mexico.
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Amundsen voyage took Russian editor to Arctic insights
January 26, 2009 posted in Sci.Journalism 1 comment >>
Tatiana Pichugina, science editor of the monthly magazine Vokrug Sveta, was aboard the icebreaker Amundsen last June on its research mission near Banks Island in the Canadian Arctic. A month later, her attitudes about climate...
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Indian science website mulls magazine offshoot
January 5, 2009 posted in Sci.Journalism
There’s a new science magazine waiting in the wings of world’s largest democracy, which has become a hotbed of 21st-century science.
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Science Journalists mobilized to fight CNN decision
December 22, 2008 posted in Sci.Journalism 1 comment >>
We are writing on behalf of several national and international science journalism organizations to express our strong concern about CNN's shortsighted decision to cut its science, technology and environment unit in one fell swoop. In wielding this ax, your network has lost an experienced and highly regarded group of science journalists at a time when science coverage could not be more important in our national and international discourse.
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Arab journalists set up new website
December 22, 2008 posted in Sci.Journalism
More than 30 writers and editors from 16 Arab countries converged on Fez, Morocco, 25 October 2008, for the first-ever conference of the Arab Science Journalists Association.
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Scientists Seeking Journalists
December 8, 2008 posted in Sci.Journalism 4 comments >>
By Julie Clayton - Journalists often complain that scientists don’t wish to talk to them, but researchers in Uganda are planning to make such grievances a thing of the past with a new training program that tries to break down communication barriers between journalists and scientists. The program lies at the forefront of new moves by several scientific institutions in Africa to cultivate the media’s interest in science.
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Science Journalism awards become multimedia
November 24, 2008 posted in Sci.Journalism
The U.S. National Association of Science Writers (NASW) has made its annual Science in Society awards multimedia. Print and electronic productions will be competing in the same categories.
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Associations of science journalists tap photocopy fees
October 27, 2008 posted in Sci.Journalism
Science journalists worldwide could be forgiven their envy as they watch photocopy funds flow to their colleagues’ associations in the United States and Finland. In 2008, for the first time, thanks to an additional $100,000 from the photocopy fund, the U.S. based National Association of Science Writers (NASW) has created travel grants for science writers to attend conferences and do other reporting that requires expensive travel.
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Chinese journalists sign up for GM workshop as Olympics squeeze news space
October 20, 2008 posted in Sci.Journalism
In August as the world turned its attention to the Beijing Olympics, Zhou Xinyu, the science editor of China Youth Daily’s popular supplement Bingdian Weekly, found herself suddenly very relaxed among busy colleagues.
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Science journalism a first for Guatemala
October 14, 2008 posted in Sci.Journalism
When newspaper reporter Lucy Calderón stepped in front of a class of 14 students at Istmo University in Guatemala City very early on a morning in September, she was making history. This small room bright with sunlight pouring in from four windows and a garden in the back was host to the first university instruction in science reporting that had ever happened in her country.
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Scientists Respect Science Journalists
July 7, 2008 posted in Sci.Journalism 6 comments >>
A survey of 1354 scientists in France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States puts to rest the widespread belief that scientists despise and perceive negatively the work of science journalists. The authors of the study conclude: "interactions between scientists and journalists are more frequent and smooth than previously thought".
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New network for media to improve climate change reporting
July 7, 2008 posted in Sci.Journalism
Mentees in the prime project of the World Federation of Science Journalists, The Science Journalism Coorperative (SjCOOP) continued to impact on the landscape of science journalism with a new network and website tool dedicated to journalists and scientists in the Greater Horn of Africa and the rest of the continent.
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Newspapers thrive in developing countries
May 21, 2008 posted in Sci.Journalism
While it is mainly doom and gloom in the US and Europe, newspapers are increasing their circulation and revenues in many developing countries.
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DFID to fund research on media
April 24, 2008 posted in Sci.Journalism
The United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) - a major donor to WFSJ's flagship project SjCOOP - intends to support research on the role media plays in transforming research into policy in developing countries.
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Kinga, urukingo, ijova: an injection against HIV
March 18, 2008 posted in Sci.Journalism 1 comment >>
Lanky veteran science reporter Otula Owuor of Nairobi, Kenya is on his way to the beautiful Ugandan town of Entebbe, on the shores of the largest tropical lake in the world, Lake Victoria. Entebbe's got the green acres of the 110-year-old national botanical gardens, the orphaned chimpanzees and rhinos of the national zoo and near the shoreline, not far from the yachts and hotels, a jumble of white buildings which is the Uganda Virus Research Institute.
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Aljazeera TV Panel on Science Journalism
March 6, 2008 posted in Sci.Journalism 2 comments >>
Watch on You Tube a debate on science journalism in the Arab World, held in Doha (Qatar) on Tuesday 5 February 2008.

Panellists included science journalists from Egypt, Africa and Europe who were joined by an Arab scientist and the Editor in Chief of Aljazeera Network. The TV Panel was put together by Nadia El-Awady from Islamonline and held at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar in collaboration with Aljazeera Network. Shereen El Feki, of Aljazeera International moderated.
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China Science Reporting Network launched
November 22, 2007 posted in Sci.Journalism
Chinese science communicators launched the China Science Reporting Network (CSRN) on 16 November 2007
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WFSJ in dialogue with S&T world leaders
October 9, 2007 posted in Sci.Journalism
Pallab Ghosh, President of the World Federation of Science Journalists, reports from Kyoto that science journalists are making progress in being recognized on the international stage.
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Latin America active in science journalism
September 19, 2007 posted in Sci.Journalism
2007 has been very active for science journalism in Latin America. Ecuador offered a 256-hour graduate course on Public Communication of Science, Colombia started a graduate program on science communication which will be itinerant in several cities of the country.
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Shape British support to Research for Development
August 10, 2007 posted in Sci.Journalism
Science journalists and their associations have until 23 September to participate in shaping how the United Kingdom will spend £650 million on research for development in Africa and Asia, between 2008 and 2013
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Comment on UNESCO science journalism course curriculum
August 8, 2007 posted in Sci.Journalism 3 comments >>
WFSJ, in collaboration with UNESCO, invites science journalists, particularly colleagues working in the developing world, to comment on a generic science journalism curriculum.
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Science journalists urged to report fraud
April 21, 2007 posted in Sci.Journalism
Ochieng' Ogodo
18 April 2007
Source: SciDev.Net
[MELBOURNE] Science journalists have a duty to investigate and report scientific fraud, according to retired research scientist Phil Vardy, formerly of Macquarie University, Australia.
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Scientists: Climate and health research needed
April 21, 2007 posted in Sci.Journalism
Jane Wu
20 April 2007
Source: SciDev.Net
[MELBOURNE] Australian scientists have called for more research into the impact of climate change on human health
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Science Journalism faces new rules
April 21, 2007 posted in Sci.Journalism
Paula Leighton
17 April 2007
Source: SciDev.Net
[MELBOURNE] Political pressure, conflict of interest and government intrusion are among the barriers encountered by science journalists around the world.
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Government interference impeding science reporting
April 21, 2007 posted in Sci.Journalism
Kimani Chege
20 April 2007
Source: SciDev.Net
[MELBOURNE] Government interference is impeding reportage of public-funded research in developing and emerging countries, say journalists.
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Science journalists need code of ethics
April 21, 2007 posted in Sci.Journalism
Hepeng Jia
18 April 2007
Source: SciDev.Net
[MELBOURNE] Science journalists need a code of ethics if they are to communicate increasingly complicated science accurately, delegates at the 5th World Conference of Science Journalists were told yesterday (17 April).
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Journalists' key role in war on TB
April 2, 2007 posted in Sci.Journalism
(source: ISWA)
In on-line editorial written in recognition of World Tuberculosis Day (March 24), SciDev.Net's director David Dickson noted the frightening re-emergence of TB in both the developed and developing world, with the over a million people dying of the disease every year in the latter.
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World news round-up
March 27, 2007 posted in Sci.Journalism
News from all over the world
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World news round-up
February 28, 2007 posted in Sci.Journalism
An overview of news from all over the world of interest to science journalists and science communicators. Produced by the International Science Writers' Association (ISWA): www.internationalsciencewriters.org
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