Journalist and co-founder
Science Media Centre Malaysia
Tan Su Lin is a media and communications professional with over ten years of broadcast journalism experience. She is a 2014 CNN Journalism Fellow who has won numerous awards throughout her career, specialising in environmental and science-related topics.
Su Lin co-founded Science Media Centre (SMC) Malaysia in 2020 to champion the importance of effective science communication and evidence-based reporting. SMC is Malaysia's first information resource centre of its kind, assisting journalists in reporting complex and contentious science issues that make headlines.
In 2021, SMC launched ‘PANAS! Climate Change Stories in Malaysia' project to invite Malaysian journalists, writers and content creators to produce local Malaysian stories on climate change. Through PANAS, a total of nine stories were produced in four languages, English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil in multiple mainstream media platforms in Malaysia. Su Lin also led the project to launch Malaysia’s first digital toolkit, PANAS! targeted at the local media industry, journalists, writers and content creators on writing content addressing the issue of climate change.
A Chevening scholar with an MA in Environment, Culture and Society from Lancaster University, she aspires to increase the environmental journalism pool and bridge the science communication gap in Malaysia.