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May 2007 Blog Posts (16)

Establish a fair framework for sharing of virus samples as well as vaccines

By Brenda Zulu

Member states of the World Health Assembly (WHA) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) Secretariat have been called upon to establish a fair, transparent mechanism and framework to govern the sharing of virus samples and equitable distribution of vaccines and medical products relating to the avian influenza.

In a press release, Civil Society Organisations observed that early this year Indonesia suspended…

Added by Brenda Zulu on May 31, 2007 at 15:38 — No Comments

Water in Brazzaville, Hydropower in Antalya, Whales, tiger etc in the Hague

Many of you may already be familiar with the work of the International Institute for Sustainable Development in providing coverage of international environmental policy meetings. For the last sixteen years, we have been sending teams of academics to both UN negotiations and other key policy meetings, where science meets politics. We started doing this work in 1992 in the preparations for the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio and…


Added by Langston J Goree on May 28, 2007 at 0:49 — No Comments

newpapers never die?

There has been a story for a bit while about how newspapers are dying, and so they should adjust themselves in order to survive in this fast changing world. It is now widely said that our readers have abandoned us more and more, and that it should be the time that we should look back at our current roles and work, and begin to look at ways to adjust ourselves. The problem is that it's never easy things to do. I'm now kind of feeling such the feeling, and having some questions lingering on my… Continue

Added by Piyaporn on May 27, 2007 at 9:06 — No Comments


Before joining active politics Prince Tonye Princewill was a senior technical project manager and business analyst of the highest caliber. A strategic thinker with excellent problem solving ability, he was highly adaptable and well experienced across diverse environments. From global, multi party, multi million pound projects to hands-on, low budget challenges, he has a proven track record of getting the job done.…

Added by Akanimo Sampson on May 24, 2007 at 15:16 — No Comments

Real Platform for Information

Its a great platform for the journalist and media professionals around the world to share knowledge and experiences.

Added by Manish Gautam on May 22, 2007 at 12:23 — No Comments

How to communicate science to illiterate people?

About 40% of more than one billion population of India still costitute illiterate people who do not have access to any print mainstream media and communicuating science to them is a daunting task.Of late broadcast media has appreciably reached to remote corners of India thanks to the rapid spread of sattelite mediated television programmes.But lack of proper supply of electricity and other essential infrastructures is a limiting factor to exploit fully the benefit of this broadcast media… Continue

Added by Dr.Arvind Mishra on May 22, 2007 at 3:49 — 11 Comments

Essays on media and development

Everyone in this network understands that journalists play a crucial role in development. We have all seen amazing coverage...and coverage that was not so amazing. We asked a U.S. journalist who has lived and traveled extensively in developing countries to share his perceptions of the strengths and weaknesses of media coverage of development issues and to offer…


Added by Michael Rubinstein on May 18, 2007 at 22:53 — 2 Comments

Asia Media Report: A Crisis Within

Hi there! I'd like to give you some information about the Asia Media Report: A Crisis Within, which tackles relevant media issues in the Asia-Pacific region. If you want to have a more in-depth look at Asian media and its growing concerns, this is a highly recommended book. Read on...

‘Asia Media Report: A Crisis Within’

'Asia Media Report: A Crisis Within', a…


Added by Lynette Lee Corporal on May 18, 2007 at 9:31 — 1 Comment

Competition for science journalists - a week on an Arctic icebreaker plus travel

In April 2008, join journalists from all over the world for a week aboard the Canadian research icebreaker Amundsen.

The World Federation of Science Journalists-in collaboration with the

Canada Foundation for Innovation and the International Polar Year

Circumpolar Flaw Lead Project-announces a competition offering science

journalists the chance to win one of three week-long trips aboard the

Canadian research icebreaker Amundsen. You will fly all the way… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on May 16, 2007 at 18:58 — No Comments

The Niger Delta


Added by Akanimo Sampson on May 15, 2007 at 13:33 — No Comments

Obstacles to effective science communication

Mike and colleagues -

I would like to invite every member of the network to list the three greatest obstacles, in their view, to effective communication of science and sharing of knowledge, internationally and within countries.

I would encourage the network to debate the issues thus raised, to prioritise the most important and to develop a plan of action for addressing them.

Julian Cribb

Added by Julian Cribb on May 11, 2007 at 6:17 — 15 Comments

Welcome to my world

Hello all,
Its a pleasure to be on board this network. I will personally like to be receiving materials that will assist the peoples of Nigeria's Niger Delta to quickly resolve their socio-economic and environmental problems.
Looking forward to having exciting moments with you all.
God bless you.

Added by Akanimo Sampson on May 10, 2007 at 14:29 — 1 Comment

Finding my way around: is this a place for releases?

Trying to be a good social soul, I'm trying to work out what this space could be good for. And I'm wondering, is it a good place to put press releases?

Does everyone here already have access to all the stories and wire services they could possibly need?

Is it appropriate to upload a release here?

If so, how much promotion would be acceptable.

Next week, for example, I'll be putting out a story timed for Biodiversity Day on 22 May. Should I put it here too. Or… Continue

Added by Jeremy Cherfas on May 10, 2007 at 10:24 — 4 Comments

News and Media Specialist position (Deadline 15 May)

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), an international institution of higher learning, is looking for a News and Media Specialist who will

be responsible for writing, editing and disseminating news stories

about AIT through web and print media. The deadline for applications is

15 May 2007.

The News and Media Specialist, will be an experienced journalist able to interact with various

stakeholders and able to write and…


Added by Magdeline Pokar on May 9, 2007 at 14:26 — No Comments

Scholarships for journalists in Southern Africa

Journalists from Southern African Developing Countries (SADC) with a
minimum of 3 years of experience are invited to apply for a scholarship
to attend a training course of their choice. Deadline: Rolling...

Added by MikeShanahan on May 8, 2007 at 14:30 — No Comments

Biodiversity stories in Asia Pacific region

Hi - I'm looking for stories about how biodiversity will be affected by climate change in the Asia Pacific region - and how the people & cultures will be affected as well. I plan to travel to certain areas to do some radio interviews and recordings around September this year, in order to make a radio series on the topic. Some potential countries I'm interested in are The Philippines, Vietnam and possibly the Solomon Islands, Laos, Papua New Guinea. Anyone got some thoughts on this - issues… Continue

Added by Lynne Malcolm on May 2, 2007 at 7:58 — 6 Comments

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