Monday, April 16, 2007

opening day at the 5th conference

We hope that our Nigerian colleagues will be able to read this blog from the fifth World Conference of Science Journalists, opening today (April 16th) in Melbourne, Australia.

Why do we say this?

Because Diran Onifade, secretary of the World Conference of Science Journalists, came all the way from Abuja in Nigeria to point out to the organisers of the UNESCO science journalism workshop that internet is not always the solution to educating journalists in the joys and perils of science reporting.

"Online downloading can take such a long time that by the time the page appears, you have forgotten what you wanted it for," Diran said to much laughter on the 46th floor of the State Investment Centre.

Christina Scott (South African delegate) of SciDev.Net

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