Honoring the Legacy of Mohammed Yahia: Iconic Arab Science Journalist

With heavy hearts and great sadness, we mourn the loss of a prominent and vibrant figure in the realm of science journalism and one of our dedicated supporters for the Science Journalism Forum, Mohammed Yahia.

Mohammed Yahia’s legacy shines with an extraordinary blend of commitment and distinction. Just days before his departure, he assumed the helm as editor-in-chief of the magazine of the American Chemical Society, Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), a testament to his pursuit of excellence.

His remarkable journey included a myriad of roles, including Executive Editor at Springer Nature, President of the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ), and Vice President of the Arab Science Journalists Association.

Yahia’s influence knew no bounds, spanning continents and resonating across the global science journalism landscape.

Prior to his work at Springer Nature, Yahia worked for a number of prestigious science media outlets, including as regional editor for the Middle East and North Africa at SciDev.Net.

As an honor to Mohammed Yahia’s enduring legacy, we are privileged to announce that the sessions he passionately engaged in during the past three editions of the Science Journalism Forum will be accessible to the wider public. This decision aims to honor his memory and allow his wisdom to continue enriching our community. We believe that sharing his insights can keep his spirit alive and inspire the next generation of science journalists.

Below are the remarkable sessions that were graced by Mohammed Yahia’s presence:

If you don’t speak Arabic, you can still watch the session by using an AI tool to translate his sessions into English.

Mohammed Yahia’s impact will be felt for years to come, and his legacy will continue to shape the landscape of science communication. We extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time.


Science Journalism Forum Team

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