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July 31, 2008: Deadline to apply for sponsorship to “Better Science Reporting” Workshop

Ten fully-funded placements for radio and print journalists are available for an upcoming workshop on “Better Science Reporting.” WRENmedia will hold the workshop from October 4-9, in conjunction with the Institute for Tropical Agriculture’s conference, Banana 2008, in Mombasa, Kenya. Areas of training will include: content-gathering, news and feature writing, photography, and digital audio editing. During the conference, the media team will work together as a production house to produce print, radio, and online reporting on banana science, as well as individual pieces for their own readers/listeners.

Lazarus Laiser, a radio journalist with Radio Habari Maalum near Arusha, Tanzania, a Farm Radio International partner, attended a “Better Science Reporting” workshop in March of this year. He said, “This week has helped build relationships and friendships between the research community and the media. The participants have also learned we are an effective channel for them to convey messages to farmers and the wider public.”

For more information on applying for sponsorship to attend the “Better Science Reporting” conference, visit: http://www.banana2008.com/cms/details/conference.aspx?articleid=19&zoneid=1, or e-mail training2008@wrenmedia.co.uk.

To learn more about the Banana 2008 conference, “Banana and plantain in Africa: Harnessing international partnerships to increase research impact,” visit: http://www.banana2008.com/cms/details/index_details.aspx.

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