World Federation of Science Journalists

Current Projects

Sjcoop in Asia

SjCOOP Asia is a mentoring project in science journalism in Southeast Asia. SjCOOP will twin experienced science journalists (mentors) with early-career journalists (mentees). Mentors will coach and mentor their mentees to improve mentees’ skills at covering agriculture, climate change, health, disaster reduction, energy, environment and other science and technology issues. Mentees (trainees) and mentors (trainers) will be organized in three groups: Vietnamese-speaking group, Bahasa Indonesian-speaking group, and English-speaking group.
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SjCOOP in Africa and Middle-East

This project has two main objectives: mentoring of science journalists, and establishment of associations of science journalists in Africa and the Middle East.
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Online course

The world's first online course in science journalism was launched by the World Federation of Science Journalists in close cooperation with SciDev.Net, the London-based Science and Development Network.
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Past projects

EcoHealth Forum Competition

The World Federation of Science Journalists - in collaboration with Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) offered the chance to 8 journalists to interview the top world's experts on health and the environment, in Merida (Mexico), 1 - 5 December 2008.
(Competition closed)
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  or view the blogs section compiled for this event

Amundsen Competition

The World Federation of Science Journalists sent 15 journalists onboard the Amundsen icebreaker to report on climate change. The winners made their trip during the first half of 2008.
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