Media Notice - The World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) officially
opens its new headquarters

GATINEAU, QC, April 12 /CNW Telbec/ - The World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) officially opens its new headquarters in Gatineau, this Monday, 12th April 2010, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The World Federation will present SjCOOP, its most recent $4.3 million project to train science journalists across Africa and the Arab World. The United Kingdom's Department for International Development is the lead donor of the project with a 1.9 million pounds contribution and will be represented by Ms. Abigail Mulhall. Canada's International Development Research Centre is the second funder with a $360K contribution while the World Federation is in discussion with other donors to complement the funding of the project.

Already, SjCOOP has put together a team of 15 of some of the most recognized science journalists in the world. These experienced science journalists will act as mentors to 60 African and Arab journalists driven to improve their skills in reporting the complex issues in health, agriculture, the environment, science and technology.

The World Federation of Science Journalists represents 41 associations of science journalists from all over the world. It has a staff of four in Gatineau answering to an international board.

Parking: there will be parking available at the back of the building; the gate will be open to facilitate free access.

SOURCE News - Media

For further information: For further information: Jean-Marc Fleury, Executive Director, (819) 770-0778 or (613) 882-6163; Ollfa Labassi, project manager, (819) 770-0776

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