Past Event

WEBINAR: The Role of Media in the Middle East and North Africa region in Containing COVID-19 and Saving Lives

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Online

Media organizations have an important role to help to fill dangerous information vacuums, counter incorrect information and stigma, understand response efforts such as self-isolation and quarantine, and help people take appropriate action in response to symptoms that could be COVID-19 and prevent transmission during the current COVID-19 outbreak. This will make a difference between thousands or millions of people being affected and save lives.

Join representatives from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), BBC Media Action, Internews and the World Health Organization (WHO) to discuss their findings on rumours and misinformation around COVID-19 and the resources available to counter false facts, help people take action and address stigma.

To help us shape the webinar, if you have any specific questions about COVID-19 or any challenges you have been facing in discussing or reporting on COVID-19, please send them to us.

When: Thursday 19 March at 11am Beirut time (5am Eastern Daylight Time)
(45 minutes of presentations, 45 minutes of Q&A, 90 minutes total)

It will be offered in English, French and Arabic simultaneously.

IMPORTANT: you must register via this link: https://portal.voiceboxer.com/events/cuzqoc/register

**Note that the platform only works with a Chrome browser. When you register, you will receive a unique password by email to access the webinar.**

WEBINAR: The Role of Media in the Middle East and North Africa region in Containing COVID-19 and Saving Lives

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Online

Free event