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01
OCT
2020

KAS Health Reporting Conference goes online - discussion highlights

In the final installment of African Media Thermometer, we share highlights from the KAS Media Africa series of online discussions where they looked at the quality of health journalism in Africa. We hear from panelists about access to medicines and vaccines during Covid-19, the importance of finances in sustaining health journalism and the state of health reporting in newsrooms across Africa.

This episode includes the voices of the Director of the KAS Media Programme for Sub-Sahara Africa Christoph Plate, Fatima Hassan from the Health Justice Initiative, Umunyana Rugege from SECTION27, Idris Akinbajo from Premium Times, Ivan Okuda from the East African Center for Investigative Reporting, Marcus Low from Spotlight NSP, David Ajikobi from Africa Check Nigeria, Winnie Lubembe from Ebru TV, freelance journalist Laura Lopez Gonzalez and health journalist Pontsho Pilane.

This is a project of KAS Media Africa, hosted by Paul McNally, and produced by Elna Schütz and Volume.
27
AUG
2020

Everyone is now a health journalist - reflecting on the reporting during Covid-19

This third episode of African Media Thermometer explores the quality and accessibility of health journalism during the time of Covid-19. Journalists and editors around the continent discuss the safety of reporters, changes in newsroom management, and content in different languages.

We hear from Dapo Olorunyomi from Premium Times, Asha Mwilu from Debunk Media, Nigel Mugamu from 263Chat, Haggai Isanya from Royal Media Services, and Pontsho Pilane, a communications and journalism professional and the co-convener of the KAS Media Africa Health Journalism conference.

This is a project of KAS Media Africa, hosted by Paul McNally, and produced by Elna Schütz and Volume.
20
AUG
2020

African newsroom sustainability and innovation in COVID-19

In the second installment of African Media Thermometer, we take a look at how the pandemic is influencing the business side of newsrooms. We hear about the challenges being faced by editors and media houses, and how they are innovating and finding solutions.

This episode includes the voices of freelance investigative journalist Ivan Okuda, Dapo Olorunyomi from Premium Times, Moussa Aksar from L'Évènement, Nigel Mugamu from 263Chat, Simon Allison from the Continent and the Mail and Guardian, and Asha Mwilu from Debunk Media. Thanks go to Gawula Mthombothi for translation from French.

This is a project of KAS Media Africa, hosted by Paul McNally, and produced by Elna Schütz and Volume.
13
AUG
2020

Dealing with misinformation in Africa during Covid-19

This first episode of African Media Thermometer looks at how misinformation has spread during the COVID-19 pandemic. We speak to the journalists and fact-checkers who have been fighting this 'infodemic' about what they are facing and how to produce strong, credible content.

This episode features interviews with Cris Chinaka from ZimFact, Eric Mungendi from PesaCheck, and David Ajikobi, Samba Dialimpa Badji, and Kate Wilkinson from Africa Check.

This is a project of KAS Media Africa, hosted by Paul McNally, and produced by Elna Schütz and Volume.

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