Science Journalism Workshop

A 2-day training working on Science Journalism to communicate health and science related topics began today at the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) premises in Kuala Lumpur.

The objective of the workshop, among others, is to enhance a better understanding among public broadcasters in writing stories and producing programme pertaining to scientific issue and advancements for public consumption.  

Jointly organised by AIBD and ABU, the workshop was conducted by two consultants – Assistant Professor Dr Hyoungjoon Jeon from Dankook University, Korea who is a Country Expert in Science and Risk Communication and a renowned Japanese Science Journalist from NHK, Mr Akihiko Nakai on Science and Media on filmography and simplifying science for public consumption.. 

A Public Health Specialist, District Health Officer, Putrajaya Health Department, Dr Husnina Ibrahim also shared Malaysia’s experience for Risk Communication Efforts.

A total of 20 participants representing Radio Television Malaysia (RTM), Tun Abdul Razak Broadcasting Training Institute (IPPTAR), a Youth FM Radio channel – IM4U and health officials from the Ministry of Health, Malaysia joined in the workshop.

The participants were divided into four groups in an activity to demonstrate their understandings about science journalism and how Risk Communications were disseminated for public consumption through mainstream media and social media.