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Science & Technology Media and Communicators Conclave: Uniting Journalists and Scientists Together

New Delhi :- 

India International Science Festival (IISF) 2023 is to present the Science & Technology Media and Communicators Conclave from 18th to 19th January at THSTI-RCB Campus, Faridabad. It is an unprecedented event that brings together the realms of journalism and scientists. This conclave aims to showcase the intricate relationship between science and media, shedding light on new trends, challenges, and the future of this dynamic partnership.

Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State for Science and Technology, will inaugurate the event, setting the tone for insightful discussions. Dr. William Selvamurthy President, Amity STI Foundation will deliver a keynote address. Mr. Tarun Kapoor, Advisor to the Prime Minister of India, Dr. N. Kalaiselvi, Director General, CSIR, Shri Praveen Ramdas, National Secretary, Vijnana Bharati and Prof. Ranjana Aggarwal, Director, CSIR-NIScPR will grace the event.

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Distinguished speakers of this important event are renowned personalities in media and science, including Shri Raj Chengappa of India Today, Shri Vijay Joshi of Press Trust of India (PTI), Shri Bhupendra Kainthola of Press Registrar, RNI, and senior science journalists like Shri Pallava Bagla, will share their experiences.

In Science through Cinema Session, the delegates will witness the acclaimed film makers, actors and professionals, including Shri Abhijeet Satam, Shri Nandan Kudhyadiand, Shri Abhijit Mulye, Shri Matiur Rahman and Prof. Chaitanya Giri, who will explore the fusion of ‘Science and Cinema’.

Master Class for Journalism Students is an invaluable opportunity to comprehend the intricacies, responsibilities, and ethics of science reporting and good practices of social media.

The event has Panel Discussions on the topics: Significance of Media in India’s Science Diplomacy and Ways to enhance the representation S&T in Media.

Key Takeaways of this event is to facilitate meaningful discussions between mainstream journalists and science practitioners/scientists; to delve into the scope and challenges of science journalism, providing valuable insights; to provide learning to journalism students about the intricacies and ethical aspects of science reporting.

This conclave promises to be a convergence of intellect, fostering collaboration and understanding between journalism and science communication. Journalists, scientists, and media students are invited to be part of this transformative event.

The Science Media Communication Cell (SMCC) at CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication & Policy Research (NIScPR) is coordinating and facilitating the media coordination and publicity of the India International Science Festival (IISF) 2023. The key objective of the SMCC is to disseminate and showcase R&D breakthroughs and scientific achievements of India on various platforms of media.