"A lot of people look at science journalism as a form that is not as critical as political journalism, but that’s not right. The vast majority of problems that the developing world will be facing in the future are science-related. I really think science journalism should be a push to hold people accountable, to take a more proactive role."
— Mohammed Yahia, editor of Nature Middle East, on the growing role of science journalism in the region as countries like Qatar move to pour more and more money into science research projects and organisations. (via thepoliticalnotebook)