One Health Café: Experts share table with journalists in Botswana

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Attended by journalists and presenters from print, television and radio networks in Botswana, experts in One Health from key line ministries, and academia, the science café – held on on 19th April – sought to establish a lasting connection between scientists and journalists.

While setting the agenda, Bibiana Iraki, Senior Program Officer at ISAAA AfriCenter and member of the Capacitating One Health in Eastern and Southern Africa (COHESA) project team spoke of the existing disconnect between the media and scientists, with the former focused on ‘breaking news’- which needs speedy reporting- while scientists focus on a rigorous process to determine facts, which is bound to be slower.

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