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Started Aug 7, 2012

I would like to invite women and men of science to adopt media practitioners
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Asha Singh Aug 1, 2007.


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South Africa
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Reporter, Producer
Channel Africa Radio
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science, agriculture, health, water, energy, climate change, biodiversity, sustainable development, poverty reduction, biotechnology
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I am an environmental journalist currently working for Channel Africa Radio, external service of the South African Broadcasting Corporation in Johannesburg. My focus is on science and the environment, on a regional and global perspective. Energy, Biotechnology, Sustainable Development,Climate Change, Water, and Agriculture.

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There is a lot that is not said about the reporting on science and the environment in the privately owned manstream media and public broadcasting . This is an observation emanating from a regional, local as well as global perspective. Social, economic and political issues always take centre stage, with science and the environment relegated to the mid section of the mainstream newspapers and in News Bulletins mentioned in passing. What is happening in the Newsrooms no one knows unless…


Posted on June 11, 2007 at 12:15 — 1 Comment

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At 13:49 on March 6, 2009, wandile kallipa said…
The question I have been asking myself up to date still remain unanswered. Science it is said is universal from a variety of perspectives. Please advice me. Where is African Science and other Sciences from Latin Americ and Asia ? I have a feeling that some of the sciences that have not been written about it is time now to expose them. Hopefully, they will be of good standing to address issues of climate change. That is to mobilise the resources and map out the plans and introduce the very strategies that have been utilised over time deal with nature. Here, I am ta;lking about the richness of idigenous knowledge that has been neglected for so long as the age of the developoment of societies. I am worried because some of the developmental processes when it comes to agricultural production in Africa much has been said by experts that the modalities utilised are archaic and cannot sustain the current population increase while on the other hand a lot of interference is taking place to chart the way forward for the continent with regards to its food production processes. What went wrong as well as one could ask as to where has African science gone?
At 14:56 on August 27, 2008, wandile kallipa said…
The developing countries forest areas are in danger of being owned by foreign nations should the proposal for the inclusion of forests in the carbon trading negotiations currently taking place in Accra Ghana is allowed. This in other words will exonerate the so called rich of this world to deal with their respective situations with regards to their emision reductions. Billions of people worldwide whose livelihood depend on these forests will be left without with nothing to survive. I feel that the current negotiations are not conducted in good faith to address the issues of global warming as other countries will benefit at the expence of others. There is no way in which millions can be spent as investment in one country in order to excuse the other from carrying out its resoponsibility at home. The conclusion of the talks in Ghana do not at all serve any purpose for a platform for further negotiations in Poland later this year for COPENHAGEN next year.

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At 12:31 on August 21, 2008, wandile kallipa said…
Dear Moonthala Thalangsy,

I would like to wish a very warm welcome. Look forward to learn more about the developments in science and the environment in your area.

Wandile Kallipa
At 12:08 on November 8, 2007, Murugi Murekio said…
Hello Wandile
Thanks for asking me to be your friend.
At 11:26 on November 5, 2007, wandile kallipa said…
Hi! Christina Scott,

This is to confirm that I accept to sit on the executive of the scijourno group for SA. Look forward to contribute positively towards the growth of the group.

Wandile Kallipa.
At 11:11 on November 5, 2007, Christina Scott said…
Hey Wandile, the Science Alliance (the scijourno group for SA) is meant to be launched at the Paula Fray conference this month. May I formally request you to sit on the executive?
At 14:01 on September 10, 2007, wandile kallipa said…
Dear Oemi Atiyah,

I cannot agree with you more than what you have already said. However, radio is a valuable tool to inform and educate people about a variety of issues related to their way of living and bringing about change to peoples lives. This should be done in a way that the language understood by all the people in the area or region must reflect their value systemand not undermine their cultural heritage. A lot has been said about radio. In times of conflict it could be utilised as a deadly weapon to misinform and destroy the minds of the people as it has been witnessed before. Looking at the recent developments with regards to the New Information Order many world cocommunities have succeeded in their developmental programmes due to information through the radio. I hope for now this would give you and idea about radio.


At 13:42 on September 10, 2007, wandile kallipa said…
Hi! Christina Scott,
Busy as always. I have been following the First International Technical Conference on Animal Genetic Resources aimed at addressing a Livestock Meltdown that is occuring as Hardy Third World Farm Animals Face Extinction that has just ended last week on Friday 07.09.07, African Union's African Women on Science and Technology, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification meeting in Madrid, keeping an eye on the Information Highway conference in Grahamstown, the EarthLife Africa Cape Town appeal against Eskom, ForgeAhead highlighting skills shortage reigning supreme in the three tiers of government on Information and Communications Technology, The World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa and Sanlam partnership launch to manage South Africa's marine and freshwaterwater situation. The annual Stockholm International Water Week. They are in the same pot. Thanks for your kind comments about my page.


At 18:37 on September 8, 2007, Christina Scott said…
Hello Wandile, I like your page. What have you been doing recently for Channel Africa?
At 13:12 on August 30, 2007, Bibhu Prasad Mohanty said…
I agree with you my friend ! Until truth reaches our kitchen where our sisters, mothers and women are spending important part of the time for the wellbeing of our families and society,we can not have the taste of real development.


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