2nd International Conference on Journalism & Science Project launches on Sept. 18

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Tue, 14 Sep 2021 - 02:28 GMT

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CAIRO – 14 September 2021: The Goethe Institute in Cairo is organizing the Second International Conference for  the Journalism and Science Project in North Africa and the Middle East on September 18-19, under the title "Science meets Journalism; Science and Journalism in the Time of Crisis".

 

 

 

The conference is organized to provide flexibility for participants in that participation can be made after registration by attending at the institute or online.

 

 

 

Susanna Hoon, regional director of the Goethe-Institut in the Middle East and North Africa says, "We are pleased to organize this year's conference, with the participation of media experts from journalists, academics and pioneers of initiatives.

 

 

 

For the past 4 years, we have been supporting scientific journalism through workshops and training, until a network of more than 100 journalists from all countries of the region was formed. 

 

 

 

These journalists are trained on research and writing in scientific topics. But there is no doubt that the Corona pandemic has given this topic a new dimension, and the scientific press has recently received the attention it has long deserved, in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

 

 

 

This year's conference will discuss a range of important topics, including how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected journalism and the media in terms of fake news and source verification. 

 

 

 

The conference also sheds light on the distinguished initiatives for the development of the scientific press, and the new modes of transferring scientific knowledge. This is in addition to tackling the issues of water scarcity in our region, and how scientists and media professionals can deal with such issues.

 

 

 

Moreover, the conference will discuss in detail the treatment of scientific topics in television dramas and films.

 

 

 

The "Journalism and Science" project, which was known previously and since 2017 as "Science is a Story", aims to study the relationship between scientific research and journalism, and underscores scientific achievements, and how to list scientific topics in an understandable manner that attracts a wider audience base. It seeks to enrich the public’s knowledge as well as encourage civil participation.

 

 

 

In this context, the Goethe-Institute organizes regional training courses and workshops for journalists working in the print and multimedia fields, as well as for scientific content makers.

 

 

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