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Media relations

Date: 06/07/2021 In this session industry experts provided guidelines on how we can best work with the media to form, build and maintain effective and mutually beneficial relationships. Working with media can be a daunting experience. As communicators, sharing reliable information with the media is vital, as excellent public engagement with science relies on a
Date: 17/06/2021 When working with creatives, whether it is for an ad, a poster, or a video, or a website, the way you communicate your requirements – deliver a brief – is crucial to getting what you want. Suppliers of creative material are essential to some of the work we do as science communicators. Speakers:
Date: 03/06/2021 Digital content creation is integral to our roles as science communicators. This workshop was designed to share effective and practical guidelines on how to stand out and leverage social media. In this workshop, attendees were given tips and tricks to help build their institution’s brand across all social platforms.

Wikipedia workshop

Date: 29/04/2021 Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia, created and edited by volunteers around the world and hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. It is also one of the most highly trafficked websites in the world, yet one of the most untapped resources in science communication. This one-hour discussion taught us how to use this platform,
Date: 27/05/2021 The last session comprised of feedback and discussions as a group on selected policy briefs. This session was also an opportunity for any other questions or discussions covering the whole workshop’s content. Facilitator: Anina Mumm
Date: 20/05/2021 This session focused on the elements of a highly visual, story-based 1-page policy brief where participants had the opportunity to develop their own programme-related briefs. Facilitator: Anina Mumm
Date: 04/03/2021 For our first meeting of the year, we hosted an internal seminar which was a series of short COVID-19 communication case studies from AACF colleagues followed by Q&A. Speakers: Hung Vu Boa (OUCRU), Pauline Mlongeni (MLW), Sarah Iqbal (India Alliance), Pascalia Munyewende (SSACAB), Racheal Ninsiima (THRiVE), Deborah-Fay Ndlovu (AAS), and Cynthia Mauncho (KEMRI).
Date: 17/03/2021 In this session we focused on identifying and understanding audiences, in order to design messages that could lead to a behaviour change in that audience, such as accepting a funding proposal for a scicomm project, or adopting research into policy as a result of a scicomm effort.
Date: 09/03/2021 This online class introduced participants to key principles and practical guidelines regarding the ethics of communicating science to public and policy audiences, including the engagement of audiences in dialogue and debate.  On the first day, three experts introduced their views on ethics from the perspective of (1) research; (2) journalism, and (3) science
Date: 10/03/2021 Session two addressed practical questions related to ethics standards and principles that are applicable to science communication and public engagement.