AMDF Condemns Harassment Of African Journalists Under The Guise Of COVID-19 Lockdown

With the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, and the ever-growing challenges confronting Africa as a continent, it is still worrying to know that press freedom remains a major issue in most African countries. Despite the many campaigns for press freedom, reports of journalists being harassed in the line of duty has been on the increase, with most cases linked to…

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COVID-19 Content Moderation Letter To Social Media and Content-Sharing Platforms

Dear Social Media and Content-Sharing Platforms: As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the globe, the importance of your platforms and their real world impact has never been clearer. Your platforms are being used to communicate, assemble, research the virus, provide mutual aid, and more. We understand that many platforms have increased their reliance on automated content moderation during the…

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AMDF Calls For Immediate, Unconditional Release Of Mozambican Journalist, Ibrahimo Abu Mbaruco

It has been ten days since the disappearance of Mozambican journalist Ibrahimo Abu Mbaruco, in the embattled area, Northern province of Cabo Delgado. Reports say before his disappearance, he had sent a text message to a colleague about his abduction and harassment by the men in uniform. Mbaruco, a journalist and a newscaster with Palma Community Radio Station was…

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How Has COVID-19 Affected Journalism Work?

The novel coronavirus has defied geographical and political boundaries, infecting over 1.5 million people as of April 10. Unlike disasters, a pandemic’s impact is not confined to a single location, or a group of victims, and the potential for exposure is always present, yet unpredictable. The age of COVID-19 has brought a number of new norms — social distancing,…

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Mental and Physical Health of Reporters During COVID-19

The novel coronavirus has defied geographical and political boundaries, infecting over 1.5 million people as of April 10. Unlike disasters, a pandemic’s impact is not confined to a single location, or a group of victims, and the potential for exposure is always present, yet unpredictable. The age of COVID-19 has brought a number of new norms — social distancing,…

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SCMP’s Technology Desk seeks Reporter [China]

Experienced journalists can apply for a position in Beijing. South China Morning Post (SCMP) is seeking a reporter to cover the intersection of technology and China’s rise. The successful candidate will have two to three years of reporting experience with a major newsroom and good knowledge of the Chinese economy and global technology trends. Chinese proficiency is essential. Apply…

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Thomson Reuters Floats COVID-19 Crisis Reporting Hub For Sub-Saharan African Journalists

The outbreak of the novel Coronavirus sweeping the globe is threatening millions of lives, pressuring health care systems and disrupting economies. Equally relentless is the proliferation of misinformation and a lack of understanding about the potential consequences and impacts of COVID-19, leading to widespread confusion, fear and complicating efforts by governments and organizations to find solutions to the crisis….

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Fellowship Available for HVI/AIDS Conference [Worldwide]

Journalists reporting on HIV from any country can apply for a fellowship to attend this conference. The International AIDS Society (IAS) is organizing the fourth HIV Research for Prevention Conference (HIVR4P 2020) Oct. 11 to 15 in Cape Town, South Africa. The conference will enable 25 journalists from around the world to cover the event. Fellows report on biomedical…

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ICFJ and IJNet Offer Webinar Series for Journalists Covering COVID-19 [Worldwide]

Journalists covering the novel coronavirus pandemic are invited to these webinars. As part of its Global Health Crisis Reporting Forum, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and IJNet are hosting a series of video chats with experts on the COVID-19 pandemic in English and Spanish. The webinar series, which launched March 24, focuses on a range of information to…

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