Fiona Broom and Charles Pensulo on Reporting from the Global South
Deputy editor Fiona Broom and Malawi-based reporter Charles Pensulo discuss covering COVID-19 for their 2021 Audio Silver Award-winning podcast series on SciDev.Net’s Africa Science Focus – including their experience combatting misinformation and the importance of reporting from the Global South. Their winning series described how coronavirus cases and deaths had increased across Sub-Saharan Africa, how misinformation was spreading and affecting vaccine confidence, and how health specialists in Africa were mounting vaccination programs while also trying to calm patient fears. The team consisted of London-based Harrison Lewis and Africa-based reporters Brook Abdu from Ethiopia and Jubiel Zulu from Zambia.
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