WCSJ 2011 Moves to Qatar

The World Conference of Science Journalists 2011 will take place in Doha, Qatar, instead of Cairo: Cairo has been witness to very exciting times in the past few weeks and Egypt has now started the inspiring but demanding process of birthing a new democracy. This will take time and a lot of vigilance and hard work on the part of the Egyptian people.

The organizers of the World Conference of Science Journalists 2011 had to come to the very difficult decision of relocating the conference. We realize that many science journalists were looking forward to visiting a new and exciting Cairo and that so many were hoping to visit Tahrir Square that was just down the road from our conference venue. There were too many uncertainties, unfortunately, and we felt our priority needed to be providing a stable and safe environment to hold a successful conference.

More from Nadia El-Awady at the WFSJ website.