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 —
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… Continue
Added by Michael Rubinstein on May 18, 2007 at 22:53 —
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', a… Continue
Added by Lynette Lee Corporal on May 18, 2007 at 9:31 —
In April 2008, join journalists from all over the world for a week aboard the Canadian research icebreaker Amundsen.
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 —
PORT HARCOURT… Continue
Added by Akanimo Sampson on May 15, 2007 at 13:33 —
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.
Added by Julian Cribb on May 11, 2007 at 6:17 —
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 —
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 —
The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), an international institution of higher learning, is looking for a News and Media Specialist who will Continue
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 —
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 —
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 —
Point Carbon, the leading provider of news and analysis for the carbon
and energy markets, is seeking freelance journalists to cover climate
change policy developments in China, India, Italy, Japan and Latin
Freelancers must be based in the relevant timezones and must not be
affiliated with any companies that participate in the world's carbon
markets, directly or indirectly. Candidates are expected to keep track
of carbon related developments in… Continue
Added by MikeShanahan on April 30, 2007 at 14:30 —
This award will be given to two Indian journalists who are under 30
years old and who have made a significant contribution in either the
print or electronic media to an understanding of the nation's
environmental problems. The award carries a cash prize of Rs25,000 each.
Deadline: April 30 with late entry date of May 15 2007
Added by MikeShanahan on April 30, 2007 at 14:30 —
Hi! I´m back in Argentina again. Melbourne´s science journalism meeting is something I´ll remember for the rest of my life. I really enjoyed meeting so many colleagues from so many different countries!! But all gathered by this amazing branch of journalism!!!
I had the opportunity to travel because I received a scholarship, it was the first time I travelled so far way from my country and it was also the first time I practised english "in the field" (although I study this language… Continue
Added by Laura García Oviedo on April 28, 2007 at 2:26 —
I was inspired by the impressive people and expertise I saw at the Science Journalists conference in Melbourne and wonder if I could get some feedback from those who attended.
I am writing a report on using voluntary carbon offsets as a mechanism to encourage investment in low carbon technologies and infrastructure. I used the 'Climate Friendly' website to offset the 938km return flight from Canberra for $6.69 allowing for .3 tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO… Continue
Added by LieseC on April 26, 2007 at 14:19 —
The International Livestock Research Institute is looking for a good Asia writer in English to contract for several weeks work of conducting interviews and writing up the interviews as short, accurate syntheses---especially in India, China, Vietnam. Please email me if you know of anyone who might be available May, June, July 2007. Thanks!
Added by Susan MacMillan on April 21, 2007 at 12:37 —
I set this up during a presentation at the 5th World Conference of Science Journalists in Melbourne, where delegates heard repeatedly that networks are needed and that the triad of journalists, press officers and scientists all need more information, better skills and more contacts.
The site is an experimental attempt to create a social network of journalists, scientists, press officers and others who communicate about research - whether on health, environment,… Continue
Added by MikeShanahan on April 19, 2007 at 12:30 —