Welcome to wcsj 2022
Like the beautiful game of soccer, science journalism is one of those rare human endeavours that readily transcends borders of all kinds, be they political, social, cultural, or economic. For just this reason it has always made sense for these practitioners to take their major gatherings from one part of the world to another. Local or regional representatives get a chance to show everyone else what they have to offer, and insights from everywhere else are shared alike.
It was in this spirit that the Board of Directors for the World Federation of Science Journalists was pleased to support the bid for this conference to be held in Medellin, Colombia. As a jewel of ecological diversity, this country has for centuries beckoned scientists who to this day continue to make discoveries in its wild landscapes. Not surprisingly, this rich biological heritage has nurtured a profound sense of environmental awareness and stewardship, which has led Colombians to embrace measures aimed at reducing the human footprint on the natural world and preserving this world for humanity as a whole.
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