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Webinaire OMS – Fédération mondiale des journalistes scientifiques (WFSJ) : « Comment suivre, appréhender et couvrir des connaissances scientifiques et des éléments probants en constante évolution en période de pandémie. »

Premier webinaire OMS-WFSJ « Soutenir le journalisme scientifique : parler avec les experts de l’OMS » – Jeudi 25 juin 2020, 16 heures, heure d’Europe centrale (Paris)

La fédération mondiale des journalistes scientifiques (WFSJ), dont l’AJSPI fait partie, nous convie a une série de webinaires sur le COVID avec des responsables de l’OMS.

Pour le premier de ces webinaires, jeudi, le DG de l’OMS est pressenti, et en tous cas, il y aura les trois médecins qui dirigent la riposte de l’OMS au COVID, donc c’est un webinaire de très haut niveau.
On peut envoyer ses questions à l’avance, mais il sera possible aussi de poser des questions en direct.
Et voici les informations pratiques officielles :
Date and time :
Thursday 25th June 2020, 16.00 – 17.30 CET (heure de Paris)Register today here (The registration is only for science journalism associations´ members): https://extranet.who.int/datacol/survey.asp?survey_id=4208

Et voici plus de détails sur le contenu :
SUPPORT SCIENCE JOURNALISM IN TIMES OF PANDEMIC
A SERIES OF WEBINARS “TALK WITH WHO EXPERTS “

FIRST EDITION: “HOW TO FOLLOW, CAPTURE AND COVER CONSTANTLY CHANGING SCIENCE AND EVIDENCE”

Background:
The World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) and the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters corporate communications team have launched a joint project for a series of web-based webinars for WFSJ members with WHO senior scientists. WHO’s expertise & knowledge is to be employed and made available to science journalists, to facilitate their work and provide opportunities for direct exchange with WHO leaders and experts. Engaging with and listening to science journalists would help WHO adapt its communications and knowledge transfer practices to meet the challenges and needs of science journalism in times of pandemic.

Theme:
Rapidly changing science, constantly shifting & emerging scientific evidence and knowledge (in the midst of a pandemic) and the difficulties this poses for science journalism

Opening remarks: (to be confirmed)
Dr Tedros, WHO Director-General, may join at the start to give a launch of the series, confirm WHO’s commitment to working with the science journalists of the world and announce the partnership with the WFSJ.

WHO expert speakers: (confirmed)
Dr Michael Ryan, Executive Director, WHO Health Emergencies Programme
Dr Sylvie Briand, Director, WHO’s global infectious hazard  preparedness department
Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, head of WHO’s emerging diseases and zoonoses unit