Track 2.2:

On a fine line: How to cover science critically when science is already under attack?

One of the roles of science journalists is to point out instances where science goes wrong. It is our job to report when lack of transparency, ethical issues, and conflicts of interest get in the way of science-making.
But how can we cover science critically in a context where science is already under attack for political reasons? Many of us feel that having a critical approach toward science in such contexts could fuel movements of science denialism across our countries. At the same time, we can't only be science cheerleaders.
In this panel, journalists from different parts of the world will share their experiences on how they go about covering science in a critical way amidst an adverse political climate.

  • Day: March 29
  • Time: from 10:00am to 11:15am
  • Room: Salon Restrepo Salon 1

Moderator: Maria Clara Valencia
Speakers: Theo Ruprecht, Mariana Lenharo, Nouha Belaid