AAAS and EurekAlert! announce winners of the 2006 Fellowships for Reporters from Developing Regions

EurekAlert!, the premier global science-news source, in cooperation with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), today announced winners of the prestigious 2006 Fellowships for Reporters from Developing Countries.

Three promising young science reporters from Latin America were selected by the program's recruitment committee to attend and report on the 2006 AAAS Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. Annual Meeting coverage by each 2006 Fellowship recipient will be published in their native languages on EurekAlert!'s multi-language portal (www.eurekalert.org/language).

Winners of the 2006 competition are:

  • Lorena Guzmn, El Mercurio (Chile) -- Lorena has been working as a science and technology freelance reporter for the past four years. She has specialized in astronomy and physics. Her stories appear online, in magazines and in newspapers, especially in El Mercurio. By participating in the AAAS Annual Meeting, Lorena says that she hopes to "strengthen the link between Chile and the world of science."

  • Roberta Jansen, O Globo (Brazil) Roberta has studied journalism at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. She also worked as a reporter for O Estado de S. Paulo in Rio for eight years, from 1993 until 2001. For the past four years, she has been writing about health and environmental issues, particularly for O Globo.

  • Rosala Servn Magaa, El Financiero (Mexico) -- Rosalia began working for the prestigious El Financiero in 1996, while pursuing a journalism degree at the Universidad Nacional Autnoma de Mxico (UNAM). Her early reporting focused on the entertainment business and drew upon her experiences as a gymnast for 10 years. Following travels in Europe and further study, Rosalia was then promoted by El Financiero in 1998 and currently covers topics such as health and education for the newspaper's S


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