What is new?
- 3 December: new resource added: Communicating in Public Health Emergencies (BBC Media Action). See here.
- 3 December: new resource added: The New Coronavirus and COVID-19 Handbook for Media (BBC Media Action). See here.
- 27 November: new resource added: COVID-19 News Organizations Safety Protocols: Working with Freelancers (ACOS Alliance). See here.
- 27 November: new resource added: Viral Lies: Misinformation and the Coronavirus (ARTICLE 19). See here.
ARTICLE 19, Deutsche Welle Akademie, Fondation Hirondelle, Free Press Unlimited, International Media Support, Reporters Without Borders and UNESCO have joined forces for the project COVID-19 Response in Africa: Together for Reliable Information, funded by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO). This consortium, led by Free Press Unlimited, is implementing this 18-month project as of 1 August 2020. The project’s objective is facilitating the provision of reliable and critical information about the coronavirus that currently does not reach populations at risk as operations of a number of independent media outlets in Sub-Saharan countries are being hampered by the pandemic. To achieve that, this project provides support to media stakeholders in Sub-Saharan Africa who are left with little income-generating options due to COVID-19. Many activities undertaken will provide these media stakeholders time to adapt and survive the crisis caused by COVID-19 while enabling them to provide relevant and life-saving information on the pandemic to their audiences.
Are you a media professional or media organisation in distress as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic? See our page on emergency support.
Who: ARTICLE 19, Deutsche Welle Akademie, Fondation Hirondelle, Free Press Unlimited, International Media Support, Reporters Without Borders, UNESCO
When: 1 August 2020 – 31 March 2022
Where: across Sub-Saharan Africa with an emphasis on the following 17 countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, Senegal, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Donor: European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO)
Overall objective: to contribute to better informed populations that are aware of how to protect themselves against COVID-19, to mitigate risks and to limit the number of casualties
Specific objective: to provide the essential, timely support and materials to independent media and journalists in Sub-Saharan Africa to fulfil their role of providing quality and reliable information and to help them overcome the risks they are facing during the crisis