RSS seeks Arabic speakers as judges for journalism awards

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Are you fluent in Arabic, and interested in judging the  Excellence in Journalism awards for 2014?  Are you keen to promote good statistical practice in the media?

The Royal Statistical Society is currently seeking Arabic speakers who are interested in judging the RSS Statistical Excellence in Journalism Awards for 2014. Candidates do not need to be a professionally qualified statistician, but they do need to be fluent in Arabic at native level with a fluency in English. A general enthusiasm and interest in the way in which statistics is communicated would be an advantage, but not essential, as the role is merely to view foreign language entries (a back translation is already provided), and a couple of English language entries that were submitted for the Awards.

Judging will take place during the first two weeks in June, and the commitment is likely to be a few hours of reading articles, and scoring them, and watching/listening to one 10-minute broadcast footage in Arabic.

Dr Jenny Freeman, honorary officer for the Society’s external relations work commented: ‘Volunteers have a lot to gain: a greater stake in the RSS, getting to know other statisticians or people interested in statistics, and you could even read something that sparks an idea!’

The key requirements

Native level Arabic; fluent in English

Available for a few hours in the week commencing Monday 9 June; if the Arabic entry is shortlisted, you may need to be available for one day for final judging in the week commencing Monday 16 or Monday 23 June 2014.

If you are interested in finding out more, please register your interest by emailing Vinet Campbell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by Friday 6 June 2014.

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