Philippine science journalists join world federation

The Philippine Science Journalists Association, Inc (PSciJourn) is the 23rd member association of the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) based in Canada.

PSciJourn, organized in mid-2001, with Mr. Angelo B. Palmones (Station Manager, DZMM) as founding President, envisions to be a trailblazer in science journalism by advocating science and technology policies and issues affecting the people and the economy. It also aims to promote public awareness, understanding and appreciation of science and technology as crucial tool in economic development.

One of the significant accomplishments of the association is the celebration of Science Journalism Week on the third week of July of every year by virtue of Presidential Proclamation 437 signed by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on August 11, 2003.

On April 16-20, 2007, PSciJourn, thru Mr. Palmones , will participate in the 5th World Conference of Science Journalists in Melbourne, Australia. Activities include, among others, a session on building and maintaining science journalists association, WFSJ general assembly and election of the new Board, where PSciJourn is a voting member. There will also be a bidding by member associations to host for the 6th World Conference of Science Journalists in 2009.


1 Response to “Philippine science journalists join world federation”

  1. 1 Imelda V. Abano April 25, 2007 at 10:49 am

    I was at the conference in Melbourne, Australia as a sponsored journalist. I was informed by Jean-Marc Fleury, director of the WFSJ about your association here in the Philippines. I would be glad to join you.
    By the way, the conference was very successful that science journalists were able to meet and broaden their knowledge thru various workshops, trainings and sharing. I would love to report and share with you guys the valuable topics discussed during the conference but I don’t know what’s the proper way of sending it to you.
    It was indeed a great opportunity for a Filipino journalist to be part of that conference, thanks to AusAID who sponsored me.
    By the way, I am the 2002 Asian winner of the IUCN-Reuters Media Awards on Environmental Reporting. You can email me at and I wish to get in touch with you.

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