World Federation of Science Journalists

Kenya, Korea and South Africa bid to host 2015 World Conference


May 29, 2013

The associations from three countries, two from Africa and one from Asia, have submitted bids to host the 9th World Conference of Science Journalists, in 2015, and candidates for the presidency of the World Federation of Science Journalists.

Congratulations to both Kenyan associations, the Kenya Science Journalists Association (KENSJA) and Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (MESHA); to the Korea Science Reporters Association (KSRA); and the South African Science Journalists’ Association (SASJA) for taking on the challenge!

Good luck also to the three candidates for the Presidency:
  • Mr. Ochieng Ogodo, President of KENSJA and Sub-Saharan Africa news editor for SciDev.net;
  • Mr. Chul Joong Kim, senior staff writer Medical and Health Desk at the newspaper Chosun Ilbo; and
  • Ms. Adele Baleta, science and health journalist, editor and trainer; correspondent for The Lancet and lecturer in science journalism at the University of Pretoria.
The associations will present their bids and candidates at the Helsinki World Conference of Science Journalists on Monday 24th, 2013, at noon, in the Consistory Hall of the Main Building of the University of Helsinki, Fabianinkatu 33, 2nd floor, Helsinki; a room that has already witnessed a lot of historical moments and decisions.

All participants to the 8th World Conference of Science Journalists, 24-26 June, in Helsinki, are invited to attend the presentations of the bids and ask questions to the competing associations and candidates for the presidency of the World Federation.

In the meantime, read the bids and the pitches of the candidates to the presidency. Make your mind on which association should host the worldwide community of science journalists in 2015 and on who should preside over the World Federation of Science Journalists! And finalize your choice in Helsinki.

The present Board of the World Federation of Science Journalists will announce its decision regarding who will be the next President and host the 2015 World Conference of Science Journalists during the General Assembly scheduled for noon, on Wednesday 26th May 2013, in Helsinki.

Check these strong and promising bids:


Kenya
(KENSJA/MESHA)

Bid Details

President Candidate
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Korea
(KSRA)

Bid Details

President Candidate
Profile

South Africa
(SASJA)

Bid Details

President Candidate
Profile