WFSJ at EASL: The International Liver Congress 2016, Barcelona (13-17 April, 2016)

The International Liver Congress is the annual EASL meeting, and the flagship event in EASL’s educational calendar.

Every year in April, scientific and medical experts from a broad range of fields including hepatology, gastroenterology, internal medicine, cell biology, transplant surgery, infectious diseases, microbiology and virology, pharmacology, pathology and radiology and imaging come together from around the world to learn about the latest in liver research.READ MORE

Lutte contre la résurgence d’Ébola en Guinée: les journalistes formés par la WFSJ contribuent à la riposte

La Guinée fait partie des trois pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest durement touchés par la maladie à virus Ebola durant l’épidémie ayant sévi dans cette région en 2014 et 2015. La Fédération Mondiale des Journalistes Scientifiques (WFSJ) a organisé à Conakry du 15 au 19 février le dernier atelier de communication et de formation destinée à 16 journalistes radio guinéens de la Fondation Hirondelle. Le thème de la formation était : « la communication scientifique lors de crises sanitaires », un projet appuyé par le Centre de Recherche de Développement International à Ottawa (IDRC/CRDI).READ MORE

Second India-Africa dialogue meeting calls to urgently curb water wastage through wasteful sanitation

“Are all roads in Ghana this smooth? This good?” asked Maina Waruru, a senior MESHA member from Kenya as we approached the Ghana Institute of Journalism, Accra last Monday afternoon.

As we got off our hostess’ car, one very kind Linda Asante of Science and Technology Communicators Association of Ghana (SaTCOG), each of us dashed towards the Scoop, the institution’s canteen run by a very talkative Akan woman. READ MORE

Former WFSJ board member, Pallava Bagla, receives National Journalism Award

In celebration of India’s annual National Science Day, the country’s Ministry of Science and Technology has awarded Science correspondent Pallava Bagla the 2015 National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science and Technology Communication in the Electronic Medium for his body of work in new media.

The national award was presented on 1 March by India’s Science minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan at the Department of Science and Technology in New Delhi.READ MORE

Call for more initiatives to improve science communication at 2nd Kenya Science Journalists Congress

At least 80 science journalists, communicators, scientists and researchers from Eastern Africa gathered on November 23-24, 2015 in Nairobi for the second Kenya Science Journalists Congress 2015. Over 30 presentations from different science and research organizations were made during the two-day congress widely hailed as a catalyst for science communication in the region.READ MORE

A new dawn for the Uganda Science Journalists Association (USJA)

Between 2008 and 2013 the Uganda Science Journalists Association (USJA) was growing in strides. Within that six year period it successfully organised an international science journalism conference, bided for the 2011 World Conference of Science Journalists, held annual science journalism fora and even gave awards of excellence to Ugandan science journalists. The following years and months had nothing much to write home about as the association could barely hold any activity to keep members together. But there is a fresh beginning – a new life that should see USJA grow stronger.READ MORE