Communication https://scidev.net/global/communication/ Articles on science communication including information on journalism, education, publishing, tips, practical guides, open access media, public engagement, dissemination and more Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT en Missed COP targets to Yemen famine – 2018 in review https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/news/missed-cop-targets-to-yemen-famine-2018-in-review.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/communication/communication_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/news/missed-cop-targets-to-yemen-famine-2018-in-review.html We look back at our leading stories of 2018. Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Conflict diseases to snakebites – 2018 in features https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/feature/conflict-diseases-to-snakebites-2018-in-features.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/communication/communication_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/feature/conflict-diseases-to-snakebites-2018-in-features.html SciDev.Net looks back at the best features of 2018. Thu, 27 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT The arduous path to make mHealth work at last https://scidev.net/global/health/feature/the-arduous-path-to-make-mhealth-work-at-last.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/communication/communication_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/feature/the-arduous-path-to-make-mhealth-work-at-last.html Life-saving mobile apps may be coming of age. Aisling Irwin tracks their lofty promises and messy reality. Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT Photo-based crop insurance could debut in Kenya in 2019 https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/news/photo-based-crop-insurance-could-debut-in-kenya-in-2019-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/communication/communication_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/news/photo-based-crop-insurance-could-debut-in-kenya-in-2019-1x.html Plans to trial system for African smallholders follow positive results from study in India. Mon, 23 Jul 2018 14:32:35 GMT Q&A: Science in Senegal to benefit from NASA mission https://scidev.net/global/communication/opinion/q-a-science-in-senegal-to-benefit-from-nasa-mission.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/communication/communication_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/communication/opinion/q-a-science-in-senegal-to-benefit-from-nasa-mission.html US scientists support local astronomy research through space object observation mission, says David Baratoux. Wed, 11 Jul 2018 14:00:00 GMT Facebook can’t be trusted with our news https://scidev.net/global/communication/editorials/facebook-can-t-be-trusted-with-our-news.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/communication/communication_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/communication/editorials/facebook-can-t-be-trusted-with-our-news.html Facebook makes little distinction between fact and fiction, and that is undermining trust in news. Mon, 28 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT Reports of new HIV strain in the Philippines rejected https://scidev.net/global/hiv-aids/news/new-hiv-strain-in-the-philippines.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/communication/communication_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/hiv-aids/news/new-hiv-strain-in-the-philippines.html UN agencies respond to media reports of a new drug-resistant HIV strain in the Philippines. Fri, 06 Apr 2018 23:33:00 GMT SciDev.Net launches Script training course https://scidev.net/global/capacity-building/news/scidev-net-launches-script-training-course.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/communication/communication_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/capacity-building/news/scidev-net-launches-script-training-course.html Objective is to increase the number of science articles in African media. Wed, 28 Mar 2018 12:30:00 GMT African institutions to get a year’s free R&D publicity https://scidev.net/global/publishing/news/african-institutions-to-get-a-year-s-free-r-d-publicity.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/communication/communication_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/publishing/news/african-institutions-to-get-a-year-s-free-r-d-publicity.html An online news service is in discussions with journals to help disseminate African research to the public. Fri, 02 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT Evidence patchy on value of mobile apps for farmers https://scidev.net/global/icts/news/evidence-patchy-on-value-of-mobile-apps-for-farmers.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/communication/communication_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/icts/news/evidence-patchy-on-value-of-mobile-apps-for-farmers.html Better data and local testing are needed to back claims on the effectiveness of services for poor farmers. Wed, 31 Jan 2018 13:00:00 GMT App ‘trained’ to spot crop disease, alert farmers https://scidev.net/global/farming/news/app-trained-to-spot-crop-disease-alert-farmers.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/communication/communication_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/farming/news/app-trained-to-spot-crop-disease-alert-farmers.html Mobile-phone application using artificial intelligence to diagnose cassava disease gets funds for scale-up. Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:13:42 GMT World science journalism meeting stays out of Africa https://scidev.net/global/journalism/scidev-net-at-large/world-science-journalism-meeting-stays-out-of-africa.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/communication/communication_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/journalism/scidev-net-at-large/world-science-journalism-meeting-stays-out-of-africa.html With 11 conferences announced so far, when will the World Conference of Science Journalists go to Africa? Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT Open data creates chances for scientists on tight budgets https://scidev.net/global/data/news/open-data-creates-chances-for-scientists-on-tight-budgets.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/communication/communication_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/data/news/open-data-creates-chances-for-scientists-on-tight-budgets.html Freely available research online a recipe for scientists to work on own diagnostics and create adaptive treatments. Fri, 27 Oct 2017 13:15:00 GMT 5,000 years of Indian science history on display https://scidev.net/global/communication/news/5-000-years-of-indian-science-history-on-display.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/communication/communication_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/communication/news/5-000-years-of-indian-science-history-on-display.html The exhibition aims to redress the Eurocentric bias of science history. Wed, 04 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT Initiative to build African science journalism capacity https://scidev.net/global/communication/news/initiative-to-build-african-science-journalism-capacity-x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/communication/communication_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/communication/news/initiative-to-build-african-science-journalism-capacity-x.html A two-year initiative has been launched to boost African science journalism to aid socioeconomic development. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:42:00 GMT Science academies should influence education in Africa https://scidev.net/global/governance/news/science-academies-should-influence-education-in-africa.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/communication/communication_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/governance/news/science-academies-should-influence-education-in-africa.html Academies need to support inclusive education that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship, meeting hears. Mon, 04 Sep 2017 16:25:00 GMT GM crop delays mean Africa loses benefits https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/news/gm-crop-delays-mean-africa-misses.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/communication/communication_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/news/gm-crop-delays-mean-africa-misses.html Lives and economic benefits are lost as African governments grapple with adoption of GM crops, a study suggests. Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:37:00 GMT East and Southern Africa set up trade database https://scidev.net/global/trade/news/trade-database-east-southern-africa.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/communication/communication_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/trade/news/trade-database-east-southern-africa.html ADB-funded online database is being created to share information on countries’ import and export requirements. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:48:00 GMT Scientists shouldn’t miss a chance to expose fake news https://scidev.net/global/communication/columns/scientists-should-expose-fake-news.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/communication/communication_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/communication/columns/scientists-should-expose-fake-news.html Fake news on social media erodes trust in science and threatens media freedom as countries warn of crackdowns. Wed, 05 Jul 2017 16:13:00 GMT Africa risks fading from digital knowledge economy https://scidev.net/global/knowledge-economy/opinion/africa-digital-knowledge-economy.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/communication/communication_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/knowledge-economy/opinion/africa-digital-knowledge-economy.html Internet access is not enough to transform economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, write Sanna Ojanperä and Mark Graham. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:00:00 GMT