Lake Region Bulletin reporter appointed to head science journalism in Africa


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John Riaga is now the Regional Coordinator of Sub-Saharan Africa for Science and Journalism Forum 2022

The appointment came just ahead of the Science and Journalism Forum 2022 which will be organized from October 29th to November 4th.

“This letter is to confirm that Mr. John Riaga is now the Regional Coordinator for Sub-Saharan Africa,” read the appointment letter in part.

I am delighted at this opportunity. It is a huge statement on science Journalism in Kenya

John Riaga

“Riaga will be in charge of arranging meetings with potential partners and associations interested in partnering and promoting SJF22 activities,” it furthered.

Science and Journalism

In his remarks while expressing his gratitude, Riaga noted the need for Journalists to consider specializing in other areas as a break from politics and the usual stuff.

He also highlighted the efforts the organization has made to link science with journalism.

“I am delighted at this opportunity. It is a huge statement on science Journalism in Kenya,” said Riaga.

He went ahead to state, “We have made great strides in trying to bridge the gap between scientists and the media in a bid to break down complex science into consumables items.”

Riaga is LRB reporter in Kisumu, focusing much on climate change and health stories

Austine Ogalo
Austine Ogalo
Lake Region Bulletin is your one stop multi-media platform for news and stories from the Lake Region counties of Kisumu, Siaya, Homabay ,Migori, Siaya, Kissi,Nyamira, Vihiga, Kakamega, Busia, Bungoma, Trans Nzoia, Nandi, Kericho and Bomet


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