Science and Health Symposium

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November-December 2020

Latin American Science, Health and Innovation Journalism Program

This three-part virtual seminar will focus on urgent health issues such as Covid-19, cancer and HIV/AIDS. Some 100 journalists from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Peru, Mexico and the Dominican Republic will attend the high-level seminar which will offer scientific and practical journalism sessions for science writers whose thorough, accurate coverage of health issues is vital to the well-being of people in their countries. The 2020 edition of the MSD/InquireFirst Latin American Science, Health and Innovation Journalism Program is offered in collaboration with the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT.

California State University Fullerton

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September 2021

California State University Fullerton

Investigative Journalism and Government Accountability

Top U.S. journalists will join InquireFirst as speakers at this workshop, which will offer sessions on fact-checking, in-depth investigative reporting and cyber security.

The workshop will equip a team of Latin American journalists with investigative skills to produce deeply reported and carefully fact-checked investigative reports that lead to greater transparency in their countries.  The workshop also built professional alliances that encourage journalists to conduct cross-border reporting on high-impact regional investigative stories.

Unearthed: How Investigative Journalism Can Change the Environmental Landscape in Latin America

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February 16-20, 2020
Merida, México
Unearthed: How Investigative Journalism Can Change the Environmental Landscape in Latin America

This unique program will bring together environmental journalists from throughout Latin America for an intensive professional development workshop focusing on climate change, cross-border air and water safety issues, preserving biodiversity, and the impact of deforestation on the Western Hemisphere.

A key session during the program will be a visit to a biological reserve to meet with farmers who are attempting to abandon the centuries-old practice of deforestation and rely on ecoturismo for their income. Journalists will discuss with farmers the economic and environmental results of this program to rescue critical areas of the jungle from destruction.