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ATPS Africa-wide media workshop on effective reporting of STI

The African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) in collaboration with Science Africa Ltd has organized a media workshop on Effective Reporting Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) issues and their role in socio-economic development.The workshop will be held on 27th-28th July 2010 in Nairobi, Kenya.

The workshop is geared towards strengthening capacities of African science journalists to report more effectively on the centrality of STI in Africa’s growth and development. The workshop will also explore ways to strengthen science-based media peer networks/association to enable them play bigger roles in improving the quality and quantity of science reporting on the continent.

The objectives of the two-day workshop are to:

  • Improve media understanding of the role of STI in socio-economic development
  • Provide hands on training to science journalists on effective science communication
  • Launch the Africa-wide federation of science journalists to spearhead capacity building of science journalists in Africa
  • Provide networking opportunities for science journalists from ATPS member countries.

The workshop is expected to attract the participation of 30 new and experienced science journalists from various African countries affiliated where ATPS operates.