A UK Government minister has described trusted news outlets as a “fourth emergency service” during the COVID-19 pandemic, because they provide independent, verifiable information to the public. But to fulfill this duty, journalists around the world are risking their own health and safety every day.
Those deemed to be "key workers" or members of an "essential service" are still reporting in the field in many parts of the world. And even those working remotely for newsrooms operating virtually find themselves increasingly in the firing line as COVID-19 is politicized.
How can journalists protect themselves physically, psychologically and digitally while #coveringCOVID? What should employers be doing to support them? And what long term effects should we prepare for now?
Renowned Egyptian journalist and journalism safety trainer Abeer Saady, and the DART Center’s Asia Pacific Director Dr. Cait McMahon, will join ICFJ’s Global Director of Research Dr. Julie Posetti to explore these issues and share practical advice that journalists can immediately begin implementing on the ground.
This webinar is part of the Global Health Crisis Reporting Forum from the International Center for Journalists and IJNet.
This webinar will take place on Zoom on April 24 at 8:30 a.m. EDT.