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    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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WFSJ NEWS

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Ebola Survey (English & French) – How Did You Handle the Recent Ebola Communications Crisis

24 November, 2016Posted In : WFSJ News

Give us your opinion on the handling of the recent Ebola communications crisis. The 15 minutes survey, accessible in English or French, addresses jour... READ MORE

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Conference: How Virtual Reality Is Transforming Healthcare?

07 November, 2016Posted In : WFSJ News

The conference was  an opportunity to explore the future of Virtual Reality (VR) in healthcare as well as its applications in learning, medical inter... READ MORE

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Twitter for a Week: Five Member Associations Guest Edit WFSJ Twitter

16 October, 2016Posted In : WFSJ News

Starting on Monday 17 October the WFSJ will each week, for a period of six weeks, hand over its Twitter account (now numbering 2800+ followers) to a M... READ MORE


OUR BLOG

Cynthia Goldsmith

This colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion. See PHIL 1181 for a black and white version of this image.

What is Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF)?Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF) is a severe, often-fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees) that has appeared sporadically since its initial recognition in 1976.The disease is caused by infection with Ebola virus, named after a river in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire) in Africa, where it was first recognized. The virus is one of two members of a family of RNA viruses called the Filoviridae. There are four identified subtypes of Ebola virus. Three of the four have caused disease in humans: Ebola-Zaire, Ebola-Sudan, and Ebola-Ivory Coast. The fourth, Ebola-Reston, has caused disease in nonhuman primates, but not in humans.

Effective Reporting on Infectious Diseases Starts with Their Understanding

21 November, 2016Posted In : Other News

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), infectious diseases among human beings are caused by pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, vi... READ MORE

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Reporting on Risks: Speak Up and Live! Or Shut Up and Die!

14 November, 2016Posted In : Other News

Keep this headline in mind when you’re dealing and reporting on all kinds of risks! It is one of the key safety formulas, and especially for science... READ MORE

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African Journalists Play a Key Role in Continent’s Blue Economy

12 November, 2016Posted In : Other News

I recently mobilized Kenyan journalists to attend a briefing in Nairobi on Blue Economy. The main aim of the meeting was to expose journalists to blue... READ MORE