Vietnam

For those who can read German, here are some impressions from my travel to and in Vietnam January/February 2013.

Bloggers, the better journalists?

There is a future for professional journalists. In particular those who have their specialities, like science journalists. There is no reason to complain about the competition of bloggers and the social media networks, to sing the swan-song on journalism. Blogs, Facebook or Twitter are not drivers of news. Instead they are a still small pathways […]

What will power Europe’s future?

The catastrophic failure of the Japanese power plant in Fukushima has divided Europe over the future use of nuclear energy. In almost every country, there have been calls to reassess the risks and benefits of nuclear power and to slow down the construction of new power plants. The European debate raises some critical, and difficult, […]

Academic Consecration for Wikipedia

Quoting Wikipedia in an examination paper? Unthinkable for many University academics, forbidden for most students. But after examination the hair fells down. Increasingly more scientists trust in the correctness of the information in online encyclopedias. [ ⇒ Read the article in German | Artikel auf Deutsch lesen ]

It Can be Saver: More Savety at Sea

Engineers work hard on new life saving appliances – but shipping companies are afraid of the investments. [ ⇒ Read the article in German | Artikel auf Deutsch lesen ]. Technology Review (German) 3/2012 (title story) [order]

Taken for a ride?

For our British friends, “Benidorm” is a prime-time sitcom of the British ITV set in Spain1. For all the others it is a holiday resort at the coast of Costa Blanca, half an hour away from Alicante, Spain. It is known for its Manhattan-like skyline, a symbol for the cementation of Spain’s shoreline, for its […]

The Missing Mediator – Science Debates in a Knowledge Society

Hanns-J. Neubert was organiser and speaker at ESOF on 7 July 2010 in Turin, Italy. He reported about the German Science Debate (Wissenschaftsdebatte), initiated by TELI, and proposed to have science debates all over Europe, which could be facilitated by the European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations EUSJA through its member organisations in 24 countries. […]

A Silent Revolution

Big changes are taking place in science in developing countries. Devastating health problems, malnutrition, war and conflict, climate issues and inadequate governance – in Africa especially – headline the news. And when the media reports on science and technology (S&T) in developing countries, the brain drain seems to be of most concern. But there are […]

Mentoring Programme for African Science Journalists

The mentoring programme for science journalists from Africa and the Arab World Sj COOP was a very successful programme of the Word Federation of Science Journalists WFSJ. The first version started with a training of the mentors early July 2006 in advance of the EuroScience Open Forum ESOF Munich 2006, organised by TELI. Neubert was […]