The COVID-19 pandemic has changed every sector of life, including media. Women in media have been exposed to a number of challenges. In East Africa, a number of women-owned and women-led media houses are operational, mostly online.Read more
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In fragile states such as the Central African Republic, the Covid-19 pandemic poses a serious threat to sustainable media development, as Michel Leroy reports.
Women’s voices are rarely included in the news
In Tanzania, women as expert sources of information and opinions are still routinely passed over for men, partly because media outlets have no contact lists of women sources, and journalists are not required by their media houses to ensure
By Hannah N. Geterminah
Face à une publication excessive de fausses informations pendant cette crise sanitaire de covid-19, les journalistes doivent s’adonner à la vérification des faits. Cela ressort d’une formation d’une journée organisée par ABASIRWA et la Commission Rwandaise des Médias (RMC).
Swahili-language fact-checking page NuktaFakti dispels rumors and publishes stories, infographics, and tips on how to protect against COVID-19.
One radio presenter is using the airwaves to bring vital facts to Dadaab’s 217,000 residents