The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), in cooperation with its science-news Web site, EurekAlert!, The Global Alliance for Vaccines & Immunization (GAVI), The Vaccine Fund and the Rotavirus Vaccine Program (RVP), an affiliate of PATH, today announced winners of the prestigious 2005 Fellowships for Reporters from Africa.
AAAS, GAVI, PATH and The Vaccine Fund wish to thank the many outstanding science reporters from Africa who applied for this program.
Five science reporters were selected by the program's review committee. Winners of the 2005 competition are:
- 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.
- Mzati Nkolokosa, The Nation, Malawi
Nkolokosa, who has three years of experience as a reporter, aspires to specialize in health reporting, especially in the area of HIV/AIDS. He cites "lack of resources and training" as one of the greatest challenges to his career.
- Zablon Odhiambro, Biosafety News, Kenya
Odhiambro, who has been working as a science reporter for the past five years, hopes that he can help to "alleviate global problems" by responsibly reporting science and technology developments throughout Africa.
- Nurat Miquidade, Radio Mozambique
Miquidade has worked as a radio reporter for nine years. Her stories are broadcast in Portuguese throughout Mozambique.
- Pape Sambe Boubacar, Jeune Afrique Economie, Senegal
Boubacar writes for the French-language magazine Jeune Afrique Economie, where he covers science and health, among other topics.
The winners will receive support to travel to Washington, DC, from 17 February until 21 FePage: 1 2 Related biology news :1
Contact: Ginger Pinholster
American Association for the Advancement of Science
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