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

ding young Chinese reporters received the first-ever AAAS Fellowships for Reporters in Developing Regions:
  • Li Hujun, Freelancer (Sina.com and Nanfang Zhoumo)
  • Yimin Ding, China Features
  • Xinyu Zhou, China Youth Daily
  • Yan Liang, Xinhua News
  • Lei Du, Freelancer (Nanfang Zhoumo)
  • He Sheng, China Daily
  • Yan Yan, Reuters TV Beijing
  • Liu Li, Science and Technology Daily
  • Zhang Bin, Jiefang Daily Group
  • Lu Yi (Luo Yanning), Lifeweek

Winning entries chronicled researchers' frantic efforts to combat the SARS virus; the return of talented, established Chinese scientists to the mainland; Chinese stem-cell research; nanotechnology advances; and more. Reports by the winning Fellowship recipients were disseminated by such diverse media outlets as Reuters Television of Beijing; Nanfang Zhoumo; China Youth Daily; and Xinhua News, among others.

The Fellowships competition was open this year to young Chinese reporters submitting original print or broadcast stories on science or technology issues. Winners were invited to attend and cover the 2004 AAAS Annual Meeting in Seattle, with room, lodging and meal costs covered by AAAS.

Judging the 2004 year entries were:

  • Anthony Kuhn, reporter for Newsweek's Beijing Bureau;
  • Benjamin Read, assistant professor within the Department of Political Science at the University of Iowa;
  • and Tai Zixue, a member of the communication faculty at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.
2005 Program

The winners of the 2005 Fellowships for Reporters from Africa were:

  • Celeste Tema, South African Broadcasting Corporation Tema has worked as a radio reporter for the past seven years, and has specialized in science for the past two years. Her stories are translated into South Africa's eleven official languages and broadcast throughout the country.


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