05. The challenges of regional reporting

As scientific findings are reported around the world what challenges are faced by reporters looking at the same story in different regions? Stem cell research may be hailed in Asia or the UK while damned in the US. Newly discovered fossils are recruited in the battle against Intelligent Design in the States and treated as quirky picture stories elsewhere. Why do some regions address genetics questions in one way while others follow a different agenda? This session aims to share experience of working with newsdesk or political agendas and prompt discussion about sharing journalistic practice around the world.

Place & time

Venue: Central Hall, Westminster
Venue detail: George Thomas Room
Date & Time: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 15:45 - 17:15


Producer: Ruth Francis

Chair: Tim Radford
Speaker: Gautam Naik,  Nadia El-Awady, Philippe Pajot