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About Science Journalism Forum

SJF is a fully virtual global event where science journalists, writers, publishers, scientists, students, and academia can share new ideas and thoughts in science journalism. The forum aims to empower all stakeholders with new tools that help them communicate, network, and learn from their peers all over the world. Comparing to offline events, the virtual SJF is less cost, eco-friendly, and bring all experts in no matter where they are.


Science Journalism Forum is founded by Bothina Osama, Middle East & North Africa regional coordinator of SciDevNet, and Saad Lotfey, Editor in Chief of Popular Science Arabia. We have an advisory board of 14 members who represent all regions, MENA, Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, North and South America. SJF is a private initiative (Startup). Our legal structure allows us to have partnerships, collect money from sponsors or attendees, and to organize any activity whether offline or virtual.


We support diversity, So we have talks and speakers from all over the globe and without any language barriers. Speakers can deliver their talks in their own local language. SJF aims to upgrade the skills of journalists all over the world with a focus on developing countries, so Anyone can attend and benefit from the content regardless of their knowledge of the English Language. We encourage our speakers and attendees to express their challenges and needs in any language they prefer, that's why we accept sessions in any language. 


SJF doesn't (and will never) rent, sell, or share any personal data with any partners or sponsors. All personal data is confidential, and we guarantee that it will be always kept this way, except data we need to share with third parties for purposes of communication. For example, uploading attendees' emails at MailChimp to send email newsletters.

Any sponsored content will be clearly labeled for attendees. Attendees have the full right to attend any talk based on their interests.