From challenges in clearly explaining the science behind the pandemic, to information sources that can be considered credible, there is a lot to understand about the impact of Covid-19 on the practice of science communication and reporting.
Our curated Indo-Swiss panel will delve into firsthand insights and experiences from those behind communicating about the pandemic. The session will also unveil results of our global study as we aim to gain insights on how science communication and science journalism communities across various countries perceive and understand the influence of Covid-19 on science outreach and reporting, on communication to decision-makers and the general public, and the impact it will have on their work going forward.
H.E Ambassador Dr Ralf Heckner, Embassy of Switzerland to India and Bhutan, New Delhi
Presentation of survey results:
Sebastien Hug, CEO & Consul General, swissnex India
Dr. Shailesh Nayak, Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore
Prof. Gagandeep Kang, Professor of Microbiology, Wellcome Trust Research Laboratory, Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
Dr. Sandhya Koushika, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India
Sandhya Ramesh, Senior Editor, Science, ThePrint India
Prof. Mike Schäfer, Professor of Science Communication, Department of Communication and Media Research, the University of Zürich, Switzerland
This event will be held in English.