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

Germany’s TELI Redesigns Website and Launches a New Campaign

Founded in 1929 in Berlin, the German Science Writers Association or TELI is the world’s oldest association of technical and scientific journalists. Approaching its 90th birthday it was about time to update the website, to adjust the association’s constitution to the realities of the 21st century and to define new targets of engagement. TELI is a member of the WFSJ.READ MORE

Atelier de formation des journalistes sur la communication de crise de santé : une expérience à partager

Une vingtaine de journalistes venus des pays d’Afrique centrale et de l’ouest ont reçu une formation de cinq jours à Yaoundé au Cameroun du 5 au 9 décembre dernier. Cette formation organisée par la Fédération Mondiale des Journalistes Scientifiques (WFSJ) en partenariat avec l’Association des Journalistes et Communicateurs scientifiques du Cameroun (Scilife) a permis aux hommes et femmes de médias de se pencher sur la communication lors d’une crise de santé. Formateur, encadreur et exposant  ont donné le meilleur d’eux-mêmes lors de cette rencontre intellectuelle qui a permis aux uns et aux autres d’apprendre et de bénéficier d’expériences en ce qui concerne la gestion de l’information en situation de crise sanitaire.READ MORE

Reporting on Risks: Speak Up and Live! Or Shut Up and Die!

Keep this headline in mind when you’re dealing and reporting on all kinds of risks! It is one of the key safety formulas, and especially for science journalists and risk-related topics. And social and communicative skills are ranking as high as technical understanding and management. This was one of the lessons Wolfgang C. Goede learned at WFSJ’s recent workshop on Strengthening Nuclear Safety Culture held in Munich, Germany (November 7-8, 2016).READ MORE