The World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization that represents science journalists and their associations around the world.
Since 2013 we have been an officially registered Canadian charitable organization with registration number: 831911748RR0001. Consult our charity page on the Canadian Revenue Agency’s website here.
WHERE YOUR DONATIONS GO
The vital donations made to the WFSJ make it possible to train journalists in crisis situations, buy equipment, and support journalists in covering stories in which science plays an important role.
CROWDFUNDING HAS A POSITIVE IMPACT
In November 2014 we launched a crowdfunding campaign to help African journalists fight the spread of Ebola. The campaign was a first-ever collaboration between the WFSJ, the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), and Hirondelle USA. These organizations have been deeply involved in the fight against the spread of Ebola.
Journalists in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia were the direct recipients of reporting stipends or equipment purchased with the US$ 5,000 raised in the successful crowdfunding campaign.
Read our full blog article on the campaign here.
“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, cellphones, fuel for motorcycles, vehicles, and generators, 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.”
Copyright all photographs: Anne Bennett – Hirondelle USA