Committee to Protect Journalists: Journalist Safety at the US Border

Are you a journalist whose device was searched at the US border? Were you stopped for extra screening? The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is concerned when authorities target journalists at borders with additional inspections, search their devices, and delay or deny their entry. 

The CPJ and Reporters Without Borders (RSF), on behalf of the ACOS Alliance, have been working to understand the scope of the problems facing journalists entering and exiting the US border. We are also coordinating with a coalition of groups to address these issues and refer individual journalists to advisories and assistance where needed. READ MORE

Exploratory Meeting: Constructing the Future of Science Journalism in Europe

In a nutshell

The first-ever meeting between a select group of 20 international innovative science journalists and change-makers in newsrooms to discuss, explore and envision the future of science journalism in Europe. This one-day meeting will take place on Monday 9 July 2018 at ESOF2018 in Toulouse.

The Exploratory Meeting will gather some of the most influential science/digital journalists in Europe who are looking at the opportunities to advance science reporting in the rapidly-changing media landscape.

We will mix the group with those who have already done interesting, innovative things and science journalists who know their subject and who want to innovate, but have not yet had the chance to try and test ideas around and who would welcome the opportunity to discuss concepts with.READ MORE

White paper on artificial intelligence and human development. Ensuring its ethical and equitable use.

The IDRC / CRDI published a white paper on Artificial intelligence and human development. AI’s potential for enhancing development efforts is enormous, but we need to ensure its ethical and equitable use.

“Artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to enhance productivity and innovation around the world. The expected benefits promise to be transformative, but the negative repercussions could be magnified in developing countries, where the livelihoods of many people are precarious and social institutions can be fragile. READ MORE

European Science Writer of the Year: 2018 nominees and finalists announced

The Association of British Science Writers (ABSW) has announced the finalists of the 2018 edition of the  European Science Writer Award. The winner will be announced at the 5th European Conference of Science Journalists (ECSJ2018) on Sunday 8 July in Toulouse, France.  

“This competition has been growing each year, and we’ve had a record number of entries this year,” said Mico Tatalovic, chairman of ABSW. “It’s fantastic to see so many excellent science journalists producing an amazing variety of high-quality content around the continent.” 

“I’m looking forward to meeting the winners at the ECSJ in Toulouse in July,” said Mico Tatalovic. “I hope the award encourages other journalism associations to set up their own awards to celebrate excellence and courage in science reporting,” he added. “It has already helped us to profile excellence in science journalism beyond our national borders and to get over the language barriers, as well as to nurture a sense of science journalism community that has shared values and goals.”


Next webinar with Wiley on tackling Ebola. Tuesday 24 July at 11 a.m. EST


  • Tuesday 24 July at 11 am EST on Tackling Ebola: The latest facts and figures on this infectious disease including news about vaccines
  • Tuesday 25 September at 11 am EST on New HIV and AIDS evidence that journalists should know
  • Tuesday 27 November at 11 am EST on Artificial Intelligence challenges and its potential for science journalism


Science Talks webinars are complimentary to WFSJ members and other science journalists interested in the subject. The registration for our next Science Talks on Tackling Ebola will open soon! If you are not able to attend the live one-hour session the webinars will be recorded for later viewing on the WFSJ website.