Digital Revolution at the Swiss Association of Science Journalism (SASJ)

The Swiss Association of Science Journalism (SASJ) launched on Monday, April 24th a new, subdued looking website adapted to all supports and housing a powerful social network. The on Facebook and LinkedIn modeled network will allow its 350 member journalists and editors to connect virtually across all regions in Switzerland. Such direct exchanges will encourage active discussions and the sharing of information, and perhaps even for some unedited collaborations among journalists.READ MORE

Le 85e Congrès de l’Acfas accueille des milliers de chercheurs de 30 pays, incluant de l’Afrique

L’Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas), en collaboration avec l’Université McGill, organise la 85e édition du Congrès de l’Acfas à Montréal, Canada (8 > 12 mai 2017). Ce congrès annuel est le plus important rassemblement multidisciplinaire du savoir et de la recherche de la Francophonie, accueille des milliers de chercheurs et d’utilisateurs de la recherche provenant d’une trentaine de pays.READ MORE

March for Science // Marche pour la science Montreal – 22 April/Avril

Ce samedi 22 avril à 12 h aura lieu à Montréal la marche pour la science et pour la Terre ! La marche partira de la Place Émilie-Gamelin qui se trouve juste en face de la Grande Bibliothèque, BAnQ. Invitez vos amis et partage l’événement par la page Facebook de la marche.

This Saturday 22 April at 12:00 the March for Science and the planet will take place in Montreal. The March starts at the Place Émilie-Gamelin just in front of the Grande Bibliothéque, BAnQ. Invite your friends and share the event on the March’s Facebook page.

Welcome! to the Nepal Forum of Science Journalists (NFSJ)

Congratulations to the Nepal Forum of Science Journalists (NFSJ), which is joining the WFSJ as its 54th Member Association.

The NFSJ was formally registered in Kathmandu, Nepal on January 27, 2014. From the start, its mission was to give momentum to science journalism in Nepal and to support capacity building of journalists covering science-technology, health, environment, agriculture, astronomy and other related fields.READ MORE

Triggering Change – How Investigative Journalists in Sub-Saharan Africa Contribute to Solving Problems in Society

In-depth and investigative journalism that goes beyond reporting the daily events is an essential element of liberal democracies but rare in Sub-Saharan Africa, and yet it exists – under difficult circumstances.

In one of the major journalism support programs in the region – the Science Journalism Cooperation Project (SjCOOP) – it was discovered that a considerable number of journalists aim to influence public policy through their reporting and do ‘achieve an impact’. But how does this work in environments that are hardly supportive of this kind of journalism? So far, almost all media effects research has been conducted in Western countries and little is known about the effects of investigative journalism in Sub-Saharan Africa. READ MORE