In this issue, we share two very interesting interviews. The first one examines the work of a nonprofit that teaches children and adults to debunk internet disinformation. In the second one, a renowned biodiversity scientist, who was also the first woman President of Mauritius, explains why science diplomacy is critical for international relations.
How the News Literacy Project teaches schoolchildren (and adults) to dismiss and debunk internet disinformation: Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Alan Mille talked with John Mecklin about the News Literacy Project, a nonprofit that has partnered with more than 30 news organizations to tackle internet mis- and disinformation.
Alan C. Miller is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist and the founder and CEO of The News Literacy Project, a national education nonprofit that works with educators and journalists to offer resources and tools that help middle school and high school students learn to separate fact from fiction.
Mauritius’ First Female President on Why We Need Science Diplomacy to Address Major Challenges: In this interview, Mauritius’ First Female President Gurib-Fakim speaks about the cost of biodiversity loss: “We are very much part of this ecosystem, so let us stop destroying it because we’re not preserving nature, we are preserving our own livelihoods.”
Dr. Bibi Ameenah Firdaus Gurib-Fakim GCSK is a Mauritian politician and biodiversity scientist who served as the 6th President of Mauritius from 2015 to 2018.