We know you have the expertise. We offer a platform to connect scientists with media & journalists, to communicate your research and create opportunities to work with the media and journalists.
Work with journalist
So why work with journalists? Like it or not, mainstream media is the best way to reach out to a wider audience. More attention to your area of research may lead to new ideas and connections that could stimulate your research.
Promote your research
Share with us your latest findings. We help you to promote your research to media organisations which could draw attention from potential funders, collaborators, postgraduate students, and help to kickstart research commercialisation, and create public acceptance and appreciation of your research.
For more info, contact us using the message form below.
Reactions and statement on pressing issues
We will approach you for short comments when topics of your areas of expertise appear in the news headlines. You may also send us your statements so we can share them with journalists.
Find previous interviews with experts by clicking on the relevant field below:
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Be a thought-leader in your industry and express your opinion on issues relating to your research scope.
Database of scientists
We consolidate all public information about scientists and their areas of expertise on one platform. We hope to not only connect journalists with scientists, but researchers of various fields are also encouraged to explore areas of collaboration through this network.
Training for media interviews
Dealing with journalists should not be all that daunting! We offer workshops on how to interact with the media by providing hands-on experience on interview skills, learn how to resonate your research with journalists and write press statements. We also offer editing services for science news articles.
Science communication workshop
We believe in exploring various ways to engage public interest in science through interesting approaches and experiences beyond the mainstream media. This could range from social media optimisation, creating video content, storytelling to outreach programmes.
Master that presentation
We help you to prepare for presentations or even competitions such as the Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) where PhD and Research Masters candidates must give a compelling presentation on their thesis topic in just three minutes.
Malaysian Science Communicators
If you are a science journalist and science communicator looking to network, share and collaborate efforts to push science to the mass in a fun and engaging way, then join the Malaysian Science Communicators Group on Facebook.
This group aims to be a place where anyone can freely and comfortably ask questions about scientific topics and work together with others to discover the answers. We intend to create shared working spaces where all are invited to put their ideas and information onto the table for open discussion, exploration, and evaluation.
Join Science Media Centre Malaysia’s Email List
In Malaysia, science-related topics often take a backseat in the local mainstream media platform. It’s time to put science on the forefront by helping us to help our scientific community to thrive, including increasing the numbers of science journalists in this country.
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2021 marks the seventh and final year of the FameLab Malaysia competition delivered by the British Council in partnership with the Malaysian Industry-Government Group For High Technology (MIGHT). The British Council recently celebrated the partnership and achievements in April and May 2022 to draw this successful partnership to a close, handing over FameLab Malaysia to MIGHT.
FameLab is the longest running science communication competition in the world with a global alumni of over 10,000 science communicators. To celebrate the partnership with the Malaysian Industry-Government Group For High Technology (MIGHT), British Council examines the legacy, impact and achievements of FameLab Malaysia towards the wider Malaysian science and research community.
Are you a Malaysian woman ready to pursue postgraduate study in science, technology, engineering or maths at a university in the UK? Apply now for the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM – an exciting opportunity for women in eight South East Asian countries to obtain a Master’s degree or Early Academic Fellowship from a UK university to further develop their careers in STEM subjects.