WFSJ has published the report on its last two-year period, under the present Board led by its President Pallab Ghosh, BBC Science Correspondent. The WFSJ Board is elected at each General Assembly, held during World Conferences of Science Journalists. The last World Conference of Science Journalists was held in April 2007 in Melbourne (Australia).
The 8-page report begins with a word from Pallab Ghosh thanking member associations for their support. It then highlights the increasing number of associations of science journalists that have joined the World Federation -- nine new associations -- since April 2009, the creation of four new associations in Africa and the twinning of 7 associations from the industrialized world with as many young associations in the developing world. Most of these accomplishments were achieved through the WFSJ flagship project SjCOOP.
Another major achievement of the last two years is the production of the first online course in science journalism in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.
The report ends with a review of the financial situation. The WFSJ 2007 – 2009 Report will be presented and discussed at the upcoming General Assembly of the World Federation of Science Journalists, Wednesday 1st July 2009, at the 6th World Conference of Science Journalists, in London (UK).
Mohammad Kawsar Uddin from London, UK. June 25, 2009