Internews is working with Translators without Borders, Standby Task Force, BBC Media Action and Vishvas News to collect and analyse rumours and misinformation related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19 disease. Since March 2020, we have collected more than 4,700 rumours found on social media platforms in nine languages. This final edition of the bulletin bringsContinue reading “Social Media Rumour Bulletin #6”
We know that COVID-19 does not discriminate. However, existing vulnerabilities may put some people at an increased risk of catching the virus, serious illness or suffering the impact of the social and economic implications of the pandemic. As journalists, it’s important to ensure our reporting is truly reflective of the communities in which we live.Continue reading “Guidance: Reporting on and with vulnerable populations: LGBTQ+ People”
Download our #infohygiene poster for your newsroom See more #infohygiene tips from journalists on our Facebook and Twitter! The world is dealing with a new and challenging crisis with fast-evolving science, combined with a staggering flow of information, the first global “infodemic”. And while we are forced to keep a distance from our fellow humanContinue reading “#infohygiene in times of pandemics”
In an information climate as complex as that surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, local information plays a vital role in determining how communities respond to public health orders and guidance. Alongside the current restrictions we are all subject to, the need for information – especially among vulnerable and marginalized groups – is greater than ever before. Currently,Continue reading “Engaging local media as partners during COVID-19”
As some countries begin to ease lockdowns, many communities may be feeling anxious about the possibility of a new wave of infections. Until the development of a vaccine or medicine, the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 is likely to continue circulating in our communities. Governments and health officials around the world are working to strikeContinue reading “Guidance: Reporting on ‘the second wave’”
The coronavirus pandemic is having an unprecedented and devastating impact on migrant groups worldwide. Travel restrictions and border closures have left thousands of migrants stranded. The conditions in which they migrate, live or work can compound health risks, including access to health services. Migrants, including displaced persons, often fall outside of social safety nets, lackContinue reading “Resources: Migrants and COVID-19”
Internews is working with Translators without Borders, BBC Media Action Standby Task Force to collect and analyse rumours and misinformation related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19 disease. In the last three months, we have analysed more than 3,000 rumours in nine languages and produced four Social Media Rumour Bulletins (You can see all the past editions here).Continue reading “Special Edition: Social Media Rumour Bulletin #5”
As lockdowns in some countries start to ease and workplaces reopen, it is only natural that employees might be anxious about a return to work. Until the development of a vaccine or medicine, the virus is likely to continue circulating in our communities. Because of this, maintaining economic activity and employment – to secure livelihoodsContinue reading “Guidance: How to prepare your media audience for a safe return to work”
See below for Bahasa Indonesia, Tagalog The COVID-19 pandemic has provided an opportunity for some right-wing and radical groups to exploit existing prejudice in our communities. In some contexts, especially in South Asia, social media platforms are being used to inflame stigma and discrimination towards migrant workers. Migrant workers are already among those most impactedContinue reading “Guidance: How to prevent stigma and discrimination of migrant workers”
Highlights: Uncertainty: Rumours that it’s all a hoax Pandemic Prejudice: Social Media driving anti-Chinese sentiment Close connections during COVID-19: Rumours about sexual transmission and cures Speedy Science: fuelling drug rumours See below for Thai, Bahasa Indonesia, Hindi, Vietnamese and Simplified Chinese versions. Internews is working with Translators without Borders and Standby Task Force to collect and analyse rumours andContinue reading “Social Media Rumour Bulletin #4”
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