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AfriSMC was established by ScienceAfrica and Partners in September 2020 in Nairobi, Kenya, to improve the credibility of media reporting of emerging scientific issues, such as the Coronavirus pandemic.

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For Journalists

We will work tirelessly to avail to science journalists across Africa credible and accurate information on emerging science stories as soon as possible.

For experts

AfriSMC, like all the other SMCs around the world is designed to work help science journalists improve coverage of science issues.

For information officers

Nothing puts pure pressure on a communication officer like a breaking story (good or bad) involving his or her organization.

Global SMCs

The AfriSMC is proud to join a growing network of sister SMCs based across the globe, including the inaugural the United Kingdom, Australia...

Press conferences

Expert Opinion

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Latest Articles

Expert Opinion on Sleeping Sickness and Updates on Treatment

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Dr. Wilfred Kalonji, Head of Clinical Operations, DNDI What is sleeping sickness and how does it affect people? Sleeping sickness is also known as Human African...

Launch of a Research Paper on Media misinformation about GMOs in Africa

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Mark Lynus, Climate and research lead at the Alliance for science and Lead author of Misinformation in the media global coverage of GMO’s 2019...

GMO Misinformation Highest in Africa Media, New Study Shows

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Nairobi, 25th November, 2022- A research paper released by The Alliance for Science shows that Africa produced the highest proportion of misinformation on Genetically...

Expert Opinion on prioritizing loss and damages at COP 27

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With the twenty-seventh United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP) set to be held in Egypt, African experts have...

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GM crops safe and viable option for Africa, say African science academy experts https://allianceforscience.org/blog/2022/12/gm-crops-safe-and-viable-option-for-africa-say-african-science-academy-experts/ via @ScienceAlly @SmcAfri

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About Africa Science Media Centre

AfriSMC was established by ScienceAfrica and Partners in September 2020 in Nairobi, Kenya, through a small grant from Cornell Alliance for Science principally to work with journalists and scientists on the continent to improve the credibility of media reporting of emerging scientific issues, such as the Coronavirus pandemic.

The first Science Media Centre (SMC) was established in the UK in 2002 after a frenzied and inaccurate media reporting on Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccinations and autism, GM crops and growing public mistrust of science.

As a result, other new SMCs have been established Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, USA and Malaysia.

 

Funding

Designed to be an independent press society, the AfriSMC’s funding model is not linked to any specific institution or institutional agenda.  Read more