[ASC-media] World Federation of Science Journalists - info

Adam.Selinger at britishcouncil.org.au Adam.Selinger at britishcouncil.org.au
Mon Feb 3 09:11:46 EST 2003

World Federation of Science Journalists - info

Representatives from 14 international, national, and regional organisations
from around the world meeting in Brazil have agreed to form a World
Federation of Science Journalists, recognizing the increasing international
nature of science communication.  

The new organization is designed to bridge scientists and society worldwide
by creating a network for the exchange of information, improving access to
scientific and technical sources and facilitating training and education of
journalists particularly those in the developing world. The goal is to
promote and improve the quality, accuracy and presence of science reporting
in all types of media.

The founders have adopted a constitution that will allow membership through
journalists¹ associations in all fields of science, including: technology,
health and environment.

The constitution was presented to the more than 300 participants attending
the Third World Conference of Science Journalists held at the University do
Vale do Paraiba, in Sao Jose dos Campos, in Brazil. The constitution will be
presented to perspective member organizations for ratification.

The WFSJ will have its headquarters at the European Science Foundation in
Strasbourg, France.

The first General Assembly is expected to be held during the 4th World
Conference in September in 2004 in Montreal, Canada.

President: Véronique Morin, Canada, 
Vice-president Lisbeth Fog, Colombia
Vice-President Werner Hadorn, Switzerland
Treasurer, Mariko Takahashi, Japan
Secretary, Prakash Khanal, Nepal
At-large member, James Cornell, USA
At-large member, Istvan Palugyai, Hungary
Executive Secretary,  Jens Degett, Denmark, ESF


Adam Selinger
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