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Training workshop for African press officers

Are you an African press officer?


If so, check out this capacity-building workshop during the World Conference of Science Journalists in Doha, Qatar in June. There are some travel bursaries available.....


This all-day event aims to improve media coverage relating to African science, particularly in the fields of science and medicine, by providing targeted training and networking for press officers from African research institutes. It will utilise the expertise of top press officers and journalists to offer advice, discussions and networking opportunities, specifically tailored to the African situation. The meeting will also consider new resources that might be developed to support this community.

Confirmed speakers for the workshop
  • Charles Wendo (Editor, New Vision newspaper, Chair of the Ugandan Health Communication
  • Alliance, Uganda)
  • Joseph Warungu (BBC World Service, Africa)
  • Peter Ballantyne (Head, Knowledge Management and Information Service ILRI, Ethiopia)
  • Justa Wawira (Head of External Relations, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya)
  • Ruth Francis (Head of Press, Nature Publishing Group, UK)
  • Dr. Alaa I. Ibrahim (American University in Cairo, Egypt)


The programme for the workshop is now available. Click here to download the PDF  [192KB]. 


For more information, visit the SciDev.Net website

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