Life Beyond Headlines — CSWA Beyond Writers

Tim Lougheed, President of the Canadian Science Writer’s Association, shares his views on the evolution of Science journalism and its future challenges. 

« This is where the upheaval in media has brought us, to a world where the most engaging and worthwhile information is wherever you happen to find it, rather than being regularly and reliably captured in headlines touted by our most venerable news sources. This is also where the Canadian Science Writers’ Association finds itself in 2016, some 45 years after it was established by members of the media who took such great delight in following the course of science, technology, and medicine that they decide to band together as a means of turning this activity into an organized passion they could share with others.«


WCSJ2017: A Word from the WFSJ President

Human health. Technology. The environment. Science has never been a more important dimension of the news, and covering these subjects requires a global perspective. The 10th World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ2017) in San Francisco (October 26-30, 2017) is a unique opportunity to meet colleagues from the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Oceania who can deliver just that. The meeting brings together journalists, communicators, scientists and other experts to discuss 21st-century strategies and practices for tackling the big issues, whether they be pandemics, cybersecurity or ecosystem change.READ MORE

‘Back in Touch! a Web Documentary on Life in post-Ebola Sierra Leona

When the Ebola crisis hit Sierra Leone in 2014, the government called a national lockdown in order to prevent the disease from spreading. The outbreak changed many people’s lives forever.

‘Back in Touch’ is a web documentary about life in post-Ebola Sierra Leone. Produced by On Our Radar in partnership with the New Internationalist Magazine, it has been driven by a group of passionate and dedicated citizen journalists, whose stories offer a deep and unmediated insight into the aftershocks of the deadly epidemic.

This project has been funded by the European Journalism Centre (EJC) via its Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme.

Visit the Back in Touch website here.

ICRC HOTLINE: Assistance for Journalists on Dangerous Assignments

Media professionals are often exposed to serious danger when reporting from war zones or other areas associated with armed violence. The ICRC operates a hotline enabling journalists, their families and the media organizations they work for to request assistance if they are wounded, detained or missing. This brochure explains how to get in touch with the ICRC and how the organization might be able to help.

More information on the hotline can be found on the ICRC website here.