Monetary donations to the WFSJ are most useful in supporting its operations, create online toolkits such as on infectious diseases, webinars and MOOCs, and help journalists worldwide cover stories in which science and technology play an important role.
The World Federation of Science Journalists is a not-for-profit NGO that represents 10,000 science journalists and their associations around the world.
Since 2013 we are an officially registered Canadian charitable organization with registration number: 831911748RR0001.*
“Press freedom and quality journalism require decent working conditions. Numerous journalists, unfortunately, operate in environments of corruption, poverty or intimidation. The huge economic pressure many journalists face may also encourage them to compromise their independence from political power. As a consequence, we need to make sure we not only provide them with a range of tools (Internet, cell phones, fuel for motorcycles, vehicles, and generator, etc) to do their work properly but also make sure we continue helping them to face these daunting challenges by safeguarding their rights and livelihoods.
Continued support for journalists operating in a post outbreak period is ever more crucial. Journalists have the depth of knowledge to provide information that is truthful, trustworthy, and effective, in a language that is engaging and useful for the public at large. Without credible information, there will be no trust.”
Executive Director WFSJ
* Source: Canada Revenue Agency