The BBC Media Action has published their top 10 tips on how to handle the COVID-19 ‘info-demic’. They especially focus on how harmful the ‘info-demic’ accompanying the virus is. They warn us that rumors and mis- and dis-information, including false cures and how the disease is spread, can be as harmful as the virus itself.
“BBC Media Action is working with partners – including the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the World Health Organization, Internews, Translators Without Borders and others – to counter these harmful rumors while helping to ensure reporting is for people affected, not just about them.”
Click here to read their 10 helpful tips.
For more general information: BBC Media Action also published a guide on communicating in public health emergencies. Click here to download.