Farai Shawn Matiashe

Farai Shawn Matiashe • 22 February 2019

I wish to participate in this magazine because I feel that journalism is a vital tool in bridging the gape between scientists or CTBT and the mass particularly the ordinary people. As a journalist I have the power to influence the mass thereby effecting change in policy making. It is through us members of the media that communication from scientist to the mass can be passed on easily as we use a language they can understand that is why it is called 'mass communication'. We have the power to explain science in simple terms that an ordinary citizen can understand.

I am from a developing nation in Southern Africa and most media outlets in my country do not cover issues on nuclear disarmament of which that is essential on the African continent. Most countries in Africa are in war zones.

So, as a journalist through my contribution in the upcoming magazine I will raise awareness about science and some initiatives by CTBTO. When my piece is published in the newsletter if the CTBTO Youth allows, it will be republished in newspapers and media outlets in my country and also sharing via social media reaching many in Southern Africa.

Journalism

1. From Quartz Africa: VPNs are now a part of life for Zimbabweans trying to get around a government internet shutdown https://qz.com/africa/1528663/zimbabwe-intnerent-shutdown-leads-to-vpn-…

2. From Quartz Africa: VPNs are now a part of life for Zimbabweans trying to get around a government internet shutdown https://qz.com/africa/1528663/zimbabwe-intnerent-shutdown-leads-to-vpn-…