Palm tree story wins in SciDev.Net journalism awards

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A story about a farmer in Algeria who invented a device which can water his palm trees automatically has won the ‘News Article of the Year’ in the annual SciDev.Net journalism awards. Riaz Mazouzi’s prize-winning story ‘He could not find workers, so he invented a regulator that watered his palms,’…
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Science podcast aired by student radio

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SciDev.Net’s Africa Science Focus podcast has joined forces with The University of Johannesburg’s campus radio station UJFM. The station has agreed to broadcast the award-winning weekly episodes – extending the podcast’s global reach of more than 500,000 listeners. The new partnership comes as the Africa Science Focus podcast is now…
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Sida-funded media training for researchers ends

A Sida-funded science communication training programme to help researchers communicate their research more effectively has ended. The final training was delivered to researchers and PhD students at Makerere University in Uganda. This was part of a series of science communication trainings aimed at researchers at institutions in the Global South.…
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SciDev.Net’s readers’ conference spotlights extraordinary women in science

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Three extraordinary women in science from the Global South were the first to be cast into the spotlight as part of a series of monthly reader conference calls hosted by SciDev.Net’s team of regional editors. To coincide with International Day of Women and Girls in Science, SciDev.Net held the event…
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Science journalists in Uganda make the headlines

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Six budding science journalists have been making the headlines after successfully completing the free online Script Science Communication Skills for Journalists course. The course, offered under SciDev.Net’s Script programme, is a free online training programme for journalists and scientists to enhance the flow of reliable, research-based scientific information. Over 3,500…
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Researchers at University of Dar es Salaam to receive science communication training

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Almost 100 researchers and PhD students at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania are next in line to take part in a science communication training programme from SciDev.Net funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The latest cohort, which will receive the training that aims to…
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