Spotlight on our 59 Member Associations‘ highlights some of their content and projects that otherwise receive too little or no attention at all in the global science journalists’ community.
// Catalan: ACCC organizes Illustraciencia, the 6th edition of an international prize for scientific illustrations /// PerCientEx Observatory is a database with examples of excellence in scientific journalism (both articles in Spanish).
// Guinea: AJSG successfully completes its first training in science journalism for 20 journalists. More info here. /// Teenager Alice Kourouma escaped Ebola and talks about the impact it had on her family and her passion for agriculture. More info here (both articles in French).
// Kenya: KENSJA signs a partnership with UNEP to scale up environmental and sustainability reporting in Africa and beyond. More info here.
// Japan: JASTJ presented its 13th Award for best news articles on May 10th to the Shinano Mainichi Shimbun for their article on Addiction and Reconnecting with Society. More info here.
// Somalia: SOMESHA SOMESHA and the Somali Agriculture and Animal Institute for Training and Research (SAARIT) agreed on a green industry reform through research. More info here.
// United Kingdom: ASBW announces winners of the ABSW Science Writers’ Awards for Great Britain and Ireland. More info here. /// Its UK Conference of Science Journalists (Tuesday 16 October 2018) will focus on new emerging technologies and digital innovations. More info here.
// Catalonia: ACCC puts a focus on PerCientEx Observatory a database in Spanish with examples of excellence in scientific journalism and Illustraciencia the 6th edition of this international prize for scientific illustrations (Oct – Dec. 2018).
// Ghana: MJAG has on their website several articles about health-related issues threatening Ghanian public health: sickle cell, barbering practices, doctor’s poor handwriting.
// Montenegro: ASJM interviews Carlos Moedas on the importance of science journalism. More info here.
// Nepal: NSFJ published an article on the Science Behind Meditation, on NASA astronaut and scientist, Sandy Magnus, embarking on a trek through Nepal, and how isolated psychosis drives mountaineers to madness.
// Netherlands: VWN awards science journalist Martin Enserink with the ‘Golden Chisel’ – best Dutch Science Writer of 2017 – for his article ‘Fishy Business’ on science fraud. More info here.
// Somalia: SOMESHA participates in a one-day event on enhancing universal health coverage for Somali people hosted by WHO in Nairobi, Kenya on April 19th. More info here.
// Switzerland: SASJ organizes a workshop on Behind the Numbers: Statistical Concepts (30/04) and one on ‘Comment raconter une belle histoire scientifique en vidéo?’ (25/04). More info here.
// United Kingdom: ASBW organizes its UK Conference of Science Journalists (UKCSJ18) to be held at the Francis Crick Institute London (16 October 2018). More info here.