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I am the Executive Producer of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Radio National Science Unit. I manage the output of several science & health based radio programs and regularly report, produce and present radio features and segments myself. I am keen to keep in touch with science journalists around the world.

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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

Posted on May 2, 2007 at 7:58 — 6 Comments

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At 8:18 on July 9, 2007, Calestous Juma said…
Excellent suggestions. I will get in touch with Christina.
At 5:23 on July 9, 2007, Lynne Malcolm said…
Hi Calestous,

This sounds like a terrific project. Involving the school students in the production process is bound to be effective as it immediately engages them and no doubt that enthusiasm will come across in the radio pieces they produce. A few suggestions would be to keep each radio segment simple - focussing on only one or two concepts at a time, wherever possible encourage them to engage the audience by giving them a reason to listen, (i.e. how does it relate to them or their friends & family), Make sure the language they use in writing for radio is conversational and accessbile - the use of colourful anecdotes and descriptive 'word pictures' is very effective. I recently met a journalist called Christina Scott from South Africa - she has done some community radio and she also works for the Online Science Development Network and you may find it useful to contact her. She was telling me how she reports particularly on Aids and the scientific issues around HIV. Her email address is Christina Scott [].
Good luck with your project - and let me know if there's anything else I can help you with.

At 3:17 on July 9, 2007, Calestous Juma said…
On a different note, I am exploring with Bob Bell (who is a member of his network) how to use community radio for science literacy. Our thinking is to embed in high schools and also have various aspects of the production process be incorporated in the school curriculum. We are thinking of transmissions to a radius of 10 miles or so and are looking into a pilot in western Kenya. We are also working on setting up an community-based organization (CBO) in Kenya to promote the project. We would appreciate any leads, suggestions, caution and other information that might help us in this venture. Of course we also want to know if it is a stupid idea so we can abandon it sooner rather than later.
At 2:49 on July 9, 2007, Lynne Malcolm said…
Ok thanks - will do.
At 2:47 on July 9, 2007, Calestous Juma said…
Let me know if you need direct contacts in the organization or among the conference organizers. Oherwise I recommend browsing through the abstracts, which also have e-mail contacts.
At 2:41 on July 9, 2007, Lynne Malcolm said…
Dear Calestous,

Thanks you very much for those addresses - they look very interesting.

At 20:16 on July 7, 2007, Calestous Juma said…
A possible source of information on the impact of biodiversity in the Asia Pacific region is the Pacific Science Association:

They recently hosted the 21st Pacific Science Congress in Okinawa which addressed these issues. You can find extensive contacts of its website:
Good luck,
At 5:49 on June 27, 2007, Lynne Malcolm said…
Hi Lynette,
Yes - that is fine. Many thanks
At 4:13 on June 27, 2007, Lynette Lee Corporal said…
Hi Lynne,
So sorry for the late reply... I've been out of town attending workshops and became so busy with work backlog afterwards... hope this note is not too late for you...I can give you several contacts for marine and coral issues... but is it ok if I check first with my contacts and I will get back to you soonest.
At 16:54 on June 13, 2007, S.Radhakrishnan said…
Hi Lynne

I will come up with some tips for you. Welcome to India.



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