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

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 AllAfrica.com 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.