Tools to support journalists and newsrooms during COVID-19

Our project is creating and collating resources to help you improve your reporting on COVID-19. Sign up to our e-bulletin to receive a weekly digest of rumour analysis, resources and content straight to your inbox.

Our resources are free for you to use and adapt. If you, or your newsroom, would like to request specific resources, provide feedback or would like to let us know when our tools have been useful, you can email us at any time at

Social Media Rumour Bulletin

Internews is working with Translators without Borders, Standby Task Force and BBC Media Action to collect and analyse rumours and misinformation related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19 disease.

This bi-weekly bulletin analyses Social Media data in eight languages across Asia: Thai, Khmer, Urdu, Bahasa Indonesia, Simplified Chinese, Tagalog, Hindi and Vietnamese.

Edition #6, June 24, 2020: English (final edition)

Edition #5, June 10, 2020: English, Bahasa Indonesia, Tagalog (Special Edition)

Edition #4, May 27, 2020: English, Bahasa Indonesia, Hindi, Vietnamese, Thai, Simplified Chinese

Edition #3, May 13, 2020: English, Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese

Edition #2, April 29, 2020: English, Bahasa Indonesia, Thai, Vietnamese

Edition #1, April 15, 2020: English

Rumour Guidelines:

Plain language summaries of the current research and scientific evidence related to common rumours seen on Social Media in the region and guidance for journalists in responding to the rumour in their context.

Rumours selected are based on trending topics as identified by our Social Media rumour tracking activities. If there is a rumour you are struggling to respond to, or would like us to produce guidance on a specific topic, please contact us.

Journalist Factsheets and Guidelines

Resources to build skills in health and science reporting and to address key challenges facing journalists during the COVID-19 pandemic.



Internews is organising a series of webinars in local languages to connect journalists with health professionals and provide support in responding to rumours and misinformation. You can access all the Internews media support webinars on our dedicated Youtube channel.

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