World Federation of Science Journalists

Aljazeera TV Panel on Science Journalism


March 6, 2008

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. Nadia El-Awady from Islamonline organized the TV Panel which was held at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar in collaboration with Aljazeera Network. Shereen El Feki, of Aljazeera International moderated.

From left to right: Dr. Gervais Mbarga, Professor of Science Journalism, University of Yaoundé (Cameroon); Mr. Patrice Goldberg, Producer of science TV program ‘Matière Grise’, Radio Télévision Belge, Brussels (Belgium); Ms. Zeinab Ghosn, Science Editor, As-Safir newspaper, Cairo (Egypt); Mr.Ahmed El-Sheikh, Editor in Chief Aljazeera Network, Doha (Qatar);

The Panel was part of one-week workshop attended by the participants in the two-year SjCOOP mentoring program in science journalism managed by the World Federation of Science Journalists. SjCOOP supports 42 African and Arab journalists interested in developing their skills as science reporters; they are accompanied by a team of 13 mentors from 11 countries in African, Europe, North America and the Middle East.


Dr. Khalid Machaca, Associated Professor of Physiology & Biophysics, Weill Cornell Medical College, Doha (Qatar). Moderator: Dr. Shereen El-Feki, Host of People and Power on Aljazeera International.

You can find below the first part of the Aljazeera TV Panel. Be sure to check for the other eight (8) parts of this video on the WFSJ's YouTube channel:

WFSJ's YouTube page