Program News

April
14
2020

Cómo abordar la salud mental en tiempos de pandemia

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En un reciente seminario online realizado en el marco del Global Health Crisis Reporting Forum de ICFJ, el psicólogo Jorge Bruce −miembro de la International Psychoanalytical Association   explicó de qué forma la pandemia de COVID-19 y las medidas para mitigar su propagación afectan la salud mental de las personas, por qué los periodistas están especialmente expuestos y cómo podemos informar sobre algunos de los problemas relacionados con esta causa.

April
13
2020

¿Cómo bucear en los datos para acceder a evidencia científica de calidad?

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En un seminario online realizado en el marco del Global Health Crisis Reporting Forum de ICFJ, el Dr. Gabriel Rada − fundador de la Fundación Epistemonikos y director de Cochrane Chile y del Centro de Evidencia de la Universidad Católica de Chile − explicó de qué forma se puede comprender la calidad de la evidencia científica y cómo informar con rigor al respecto, sin caer en anuncios apresurados ni tergiversar datos científicos.

April
10
2020

Key Quotes: Media Freedom Threats and COVID-19 With UN Special Rapporteur David Kaye and CPJ’s Courtney Radsch

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Journalists and advocates cannot afford to wait until the COVID-19 crisis slows to address the growing restrictions on media freedom cropping up around the world, media freedom experts said during an ICFJ webinar Thursday. 

April
8
2020

Covering COVID-19: Concepts, Sources, Treatments and More With Valeria Román

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Business, politics, travel, lifestyle: no matter the beat, most journalists are now reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic. In this article, we’ve compiled tips from Argentinian science journalist Valeria Román to help journalists report effectively during this crisis. She shared her advice with us during a Global Health Crisis Reporting Forum webinar last week.

April
8
2020

Key Quotes: Doctors and Journalists in Asia Collaborate to Fact Check COVID-19 Myths

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Journalists should watch out for misinformation about vaccines and fake treatments for COVID-19 because misleading the public can lead to deaths, say two fact-checking experts who collaborate to debunk health myths in Asia.

April
7
2020

Key Quotes: How All Journalists Can Cover the Health Beat During the COVID-19 Crisis With Thomas Abraham

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Abraham discussed the reality today for reporters who have been thrown into covering the COVID-19 pandemic, and compared what is happening now with his experience covering the SARS virus in 2003. For Abraham, the key question journalists should be answering right now is what is the human story behind health and science reporting?

April
3
2020

Key Quotes: Frontline Lessons from International News Outlets Reporting the Pandemic With Maria Ressa, Ritu Kapur and Branko Brkic

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Facing a possible “extinction event” for independent media worldwide, journalists must work together globally to combat a triple threat of disinformation, government restrictions and economic calamity worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, three top editors said during an ICFJ webinar Friday.

March
31
2020

Key Quotes: The Origin of COVID-19 and Self-Protection Measures With Virologist Dr. Angela Rasmussen

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A noted virologist who has investigated threats from Ebola to SARS cautioned journalists to be wary of sources who pretend to be experts on COVID-19 since the disease was unknown to the world just a few months ago.

March
31
2020

Key Quotes: Problematic Linkages Between COVID-19 and Migration With Sarah Pierce and Natalia Banulescu-Bogdan

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In the race to slow COVID-19, governments around the globe took aim at migration policies to keep the virus from crossing international borders, when the disease was clustered in just a handful of countries. Border closures, travel restrictions, and prohibitions on arrivals from certain areas were among leading policy responses in the early days to keep this from becoming a full-blown global pandemic. But, can they work in today’s globalized world?

March
27
2020

Key Quotes: Are Our Health Systems Prepared for COVID-19? Q&A With Dr. Claire Standley

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Dr. Standley discussed the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on public health systems around the world and who's prepared, who's not, and who's doing the best job of responding. What have various countries failed to do in advance that they need to implement in the future to prevent pandemics like this one? What is this pandemic teaching us about preparedness?