AUC to Host the Arab Science Journalism Forum

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Published March 5th, 2020 - 12:43 GMT
The forum aims to initiate a dialogue between science journalists, academics and media professionals on the importance of science journalism in the Arab world.
The forum aims to initiate a dialogue between science journalists, academics and media professionals on the importance of science journalism in the Arab world.
Highlights
AUC’s Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism will host The Arab Science Journalism Forum, titled “Science Journalism in the Arab World: Towards Fostering an Environment for Growth.”

AUC’s Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism will host The Arab Science Journalism Forum, titled “Science Journalism in the Arab World: Towards Fostering an Environment for Growth.”

The forum aims to initiate a dialogue between science journalists, academics and media professionals on the importance of science journalism in the Arab world. It will analyze the science journalism landscape in the Arab region and will connect journalists with the scientific community in the region and the world. The forum will also discuss international best practices and set the ground for capacity building for media scholars, trainers and science journalists in the region. 

WHO

Speakers at the opening session are Minister of Information, Osama Heikal; AUC President Francis Ricciardone; AUC Provost, Ehab Abdel Rahman and Hussein Amin, director of Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism.

Speakers at the conference are Mariette DiChristina, dean, College of Communication, Boston University; Jonathan Weiner Maxwell M. Geffen professor of medical and scientific Journalism at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism; Pakinam Amer, award-winning investigative journalist, an independent science writer and editor; Ehsan Masood

Editor for Editorials at the journal Nature; and Carolyn Unck, managing editor, KAUST Discovery, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. 

WHERE

Moataz Al Alfi Hall, AUC New Campus

WHEN

Opening session- Sunday, March 8, 2020; 9:30 pm.

Background Information

American University of Cairo

Founded in 1919, AUC is a leading English-language, American-accredited institution of higher education and center of intellectual, social and cultural life of the Arab world. Its community of students, parents, faculty and staff, trustees, alumni and other generous sponsors represent more than 60 countries. The University stands as a crossroads for the world’s cultures and a vibrant forum for reasoned argument, spirited debate and understanding across the diversity of languages, facilities and human experiences.

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