Media coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic has played a crucial role across the globe providing practical information, holding government accountable, requiring responsible behaviour from citizens and influencing perceptions.
This webinar unpacked the implications of different narratives in media coverage of the pandemic, particularly in the context of Africa-China relations; assess the role of journalists in reporting on the pandemic; and consider tools for reporting and fact-checking.
Eric Olander, host of the China Africa Project and Podcast, online partner of the Africa-China Reporting Project facilitated the discussion with Jeremy Goldkorn, editor-in-chief and podcast host, SupChina; Professor Zhang Yanqiu, Deputy Dean of the Institute of Community with Shared Future and Director of the Africa Communication Research Centre at the Communications University of China, Beijing Oluwamayowa Tijani, COVID19 fact checker AFP Fact Check.
The webinar was hosted by Wits Journalism and the Africa-China Reporting Project.
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