Science Journalists in MENA

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Our community has grown to encompass more than 500 science journalists in the MENA region. Our primary objective is to disseminate scientific knowledge throughout the Arab world. We achieve this by fostering teamwork and drawing upon the expertise of professionals in both journalism and science. Within this community, we actively engage with international experiences through biweekly meetings. In recent months, we’ve had the privilege of hosting notable guests such as Catherine Offord, Senior Editor of “The Scientist” magazine; Ben Deighton, Managing Editor of “Sciedev”; and Ehsan Masood, Editor of Editorials at “Nature”.

 As a community dedicated to addressing the challenges presented by climate change, we understand the pivotal role that the media plays in shaping public opinion, influencing policy decisions, and driving positive change. We firmly believe that nurturing informed and constructive climate discourse in the MENA region is paramount. To further this goal, we recently initiated an extensive training program focused on media coverage of COP28. We received over 1,000 applications and were pleased to involve 400 journalists into the program.

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