14.07.2011 12.Tammus, 5771
26-year-old science writer represented her new country at Qatar conference after facing a storm of controversy over her presence.
American-Israeli Anna Wexler was thrilled about the opportunity to join a panel of scientists at the World Conference of Science Journalists 2011 in Doha, Qatar, held June 27-29. As the date approached, excitement turned to trepidation as she found herself the unexpected target of an academic boycott after learning that the presence of an Israeli participant was drawing protest from Arab scientists on the panel.
The 26-year-old neuroscientist, who made aliya in 2008 and currently lives in Tel Aviv, said she was invited to speak on a panel titled “Can You Hear Me Now? Writing for a Non- English Audience,” which dealt with science reporting performed by researchers in countries where English is not the local language….