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Clamping down on science communication

salingerThe sacking of NIWA scientist Jim Salinger has been getting wide coverage in New Zealand (see Niwa sacks Jim Salinger; Niwa sacks top scientist; Niwa sacks top scientist; and Face of NIWA sacked for talking to media). It was also  noticed overseas (see eg.,  Permission to Speak, Sir?! Top NZ climate scientist is fired, for not asking!Top New Zealand climate scientist sacked for talking to media; and  Pharyngula: News from the other side of the world).

See also Hot Topic, Sound of silence, for a local comment on the sacking.

All round, it makes New Zealand’s Crown research Institutes look silly and bureaucratic.

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