Is Covid-19 creating a media divide? Navigating reporting on China and Africa,
hosted by Eric Olander
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; assessed the role of journalists in reporting on the pandemic; and considered tools for reporting and fact-checking. Hosted by Eric Olander, host of the China Africa Project and Podcast, and featuring 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; and Oluwamayowa Tijani, COVID19 fact checker at AFP Fact Check.
This webinar was originally broadcast on 3 June 2020 as part of Wits Journalism’s #MidweekWebinars series.