Reporting on Ebola in Liberia During the Outbreak. Interview With Liberian Journalist Alpha Senkpeni.

In November 2016, Liberian journalist, Alpha Daffae Senkpeni, was invited by the WFSJ to take part in a panel on crisis and risk communication at the Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC2016) in Ottawa, Canada.

Mr. Senkpeni, a reporter for and Front Page Africa, explained in a short interview that he decided to specialize in health reporting during the Ebola crisis when he realized that health reporting can help save lives.

Véronique Morin, a science journalist from Montreal, interviewed Mr. Senkpeni just before returning to Liberian.READ MORE

The State of Science Journalism in Montenegro

‘The Declaration of Ecological State’ was signed by Montenegro in Zabljak on 20th September 1991. According to the declaration: “by establishing the state relation with nature, the Montenegrin Assembly committed all generations to refer to nature as to the health source and inspiration for freedom, as well as to devote to its preservation in the name of their own survival and future descendants.” But in reality, things are a little bit differentREAD MORE

Congrats! to the Association of Science Journalists of Montenegro the WFSJ’s 53rd Member Association

Congratulations to the recently established Association of Science Journalists of Montenegro (ASJM) representing (science) journalists of several of Montenegro’s main media including daily newspapers, such as Pobjeda and Dan, the Radio Television of Montenegro (RTCG), and various online media portals and radio stations. The ASJM becomes the WFSJ’s 53rd Member Association.READ MORE

Building and Sharing Good Practices in Science Reporting in Central America

Ms. Lucy Calderon from Guatemala recently represented the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) at the first ‘Reach and Turn’ workshop that was held at the City of Knowledge in Panama (December 12-16, 2017). The workshop’s overall aim was to shape a new communications ecosystem in the region by giving a ‘full spectrum’ overview of the political and media landscape.

The program was built around sharing good practice in science reporting: from writing to pitching to presenting to monitoring. This means turning theory into practice via interactive sessions, tailoring content for different groups, and then swapping roles.

In her article, Ms. Calderon reports on her experience during the conference.