Serbian scientists are up in arms after the science and education ministries were merged in a restructuring of the government last month.
Within a day of the announcement a Facebook group formed, currently with close to 4,000 members, and then a website with a petition which has been signed by more than 5,000 scientists and academics, roughly half of the country’s scientific workforce, within a week.
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Mićo Tatalović is a news editor at Research Professional News. He has previously worked as a science news editor at Nature, New Scientist, and SciDev.Net. In 2018, he completed the Knight Science Journalism Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, US, where he researched the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence in science journalism. He is also immediate former chairman of the Association of British Science Writers, and a board member of the European Federation for Science Journalism.
He runs the section Balkan Science Beat
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