Technology Salon in the Tech in the Time of Coronavirus series to discuss how we can be communicating vital information at such a difficult time.
It kicks off with short talks from:
Benjamin Kumpf, Head of Innovation, UK DFID
Nicola Harford, Managing Director, iMedia Associates
Rex Chapota, Regional Program Manager, East and Southern Africa, Farm Radio
The Internews Information Saves Lives Rapid Response Fund is accepting applications from media outlets, organizations and individuals who are working to provide local language journalism and other forms of public information related to the coronavirus pandemic and its impacts.
The virALLanguages initiative is working with local community leaders around the world to share basic COVID-19 health information via audio and video through the use of “proverbs, metaphors and diverse rhetorical strategies” to speakers of minority languages.
Conspiratorial videos and websites about COVID-19 are going viral. Here’s how one of the authors of “The Conspiracy Theory Handbook” says you can fight back. One big takeaway: Focus your efforts on people who can hear evidence and think rationally.