Where It Counts Most! Crowdfunding Has Positive Impact

Gmuma Camara is a correspondent at the Guinean Radio-Télévision in N’zérékoré in the mountainous, remote region of Guinea. It is in this dense forest region that the first Ebola cases appeared more than a year ago. Gmuma covers the surrounding villages and communities on foot and by motorcycle, when he can afford to. His reporting is an important link between these communities and the rest of the country, a vital lifeline in the fight against Ebola.READ MORE

Launch Of New Resource On Hepatitis C for Journalists Worldwide

A World Federation of Science Journalists Global Media Education Initiative

PRESS RELEASE: The WFSJ is launching a new initiative to help journalists report on the staggering toll of Hepatitis C (HCV) as well as the scientific and political barriers to treating the disease.

To be launched on World Hepatitis Day (July 28, 2015), the new website presents resources written by journalists for journalists to expose the complex issues preventing effective prevention and treatment of the disease as well as a database of HCV experts from around the world who can be interviewed on a range of issues– from physician/scientists and patient groups, to public policy experts.

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Challenging Moments in Nepal after the Earthquake

Break down in power supply created much problem during the first few days. To make the situation worse, Internet and Telephones didn’t work properly. Water supply halted. Those days went away in discomfort. But I gave continuity to my professional work even in the faces of difficulties and challenges—Unsafe living conditions of my family, psychological fear that my eight-year old daughter could face due to these aftershocks—I couldn’t give my time to my family when they needed me the most. I was in Role Conflict. Being so much engaged in the work, I couldn’t even manage a good tent for my family.

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A Tent Becomes the News Room in Nepal!

It was crazy to even think of working from the office building. The tent set up on the open space in Nepal Army’s HQ area became our News Room, at least for a while. Everyone worked from their computers. Nepal Telecom’s internet service was to its least—extremely slow!READ MORE

The Day We Stood Still in Nepal! An Eyewitness Report by Chhatra Karki

It was an experience for a lifetime. For the first ever in my life I felt the earthquake of such a big magnitude. The aftershocks… I lost the count of them. Provoked on April 25, 2015 with epicenter to the West of Kathmandu—a place called Barpak in Gorkha district—the initial 7.8 Richter scale magnitude was followed by 292 aftershocks of 4+ magnitude until May 31, 2015. Kathmandu valley ranks as the 11thmost dangerous and unsafe place in the world from the perspective of risk of Earthquake. However, the days are getting back to normal.

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A-t-on Encore Besoin Des Journalistes Scientifiques?

Dans le Toronto Star, un article sur le vaccin contre le virus du papillome humain (VPH) qui se base sur des anecdotes. Dans La Presse, un dossier sur l’homéopathie qui a pour sources un pour et un contre. Et dans le New York Times, une chronique sur le danger des téléphones cellulaires qui a pour source un ostéopathe.READ MORE