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Coronavirus (1084) 3rd virtual global WHO Infodemic Management conference (4) The Challenge: Infodemics & the Media – learning from the past
Forwarded from WHOhttps://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2020/12/02/default-calendar/... --Session 1 of Media and Journalism track of 3rd Virtual Global WHO Infodemic Conference2 December 2020 14:00 – 16:00 CET
1 December, 2020
Coronavirus (1083) Evidence Aid COVID-19 project: Update
Dear Friends (with apologies for any cross-posting), If you are passing this update to friends or colleagues and they would like to subscribe to these updates (or if you would like to unsubscribe), please contact Claire Allen (callen@evidenceaid.org). Here is the 26th update on Evidence Aid's COVID-19 project (https://evidenceaid.org/evidence/coronavirus-covid-19/). Highlights:
30 November, 2020
Coronavirus (1081) Webinar: A Multilateral Response to Misinformation and Data Transparency
The announcement below is forwarded from WHO. --As part of the World Health Organization 3rd Virtual Global Infodemic Management conference [https://www.who.int/teams/risk-communication/infodemic-management/3rd-vi..., the WHO and UN Global Pulse, together with our partners, invite you to a webinar on: A Multilateral Response to Misinformation and Data Transparency, on Monday the 30th November at 3:00 pm (CET) / 9:00am (EST).
26 November, 2020
Coronavirus (1082) 3rd virtual global WHO Infodemic Management conference
From the WHO website: https://www.who.int/teams/risk-communication/infodemic-management/3rd-vi... --11 December 2020, 8:00 EST/14:00 CET/20:00 ICT. LIVE public event to: - Present consultation outcomes - Announce partner and stakeholder commitments
26 November, 2020
Coronavirus (1080) Experiência da polícia na epidemia de COVID-19: Angola e Moçambique
Dear all. Happy to pass on this announcement, which may be of interest to Lusophone colleagues. The session will be in Portuguese with English interpretation. Upcoming webinar:Experiência da polícia na epidemia de COVID-19: Relatórios de Moçambique e AngolaExperience of police in the COVID-19 epidemic: Reports from Mozambique and Angola Organized by the Global Law Enforccement and Public Health Association (https://gleapha.wildapricot.org/)
24 November, 2020
Coronavirus (1079) Government public health communications
Below are extracts from a letter to the BMJ by a UK-based GP. It is a reminder how governments (in this case the UK Government) can forget even the most basic aspects of clear communication. Does anyone have observations of government public health communications in other countries? CITATION: Covid-19 communication — a matter of life and death? [letter]BMJ 2020; 371 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m4390 (Published 16 November 2020)Simon HodesCite this as: BMJ 2020;371:m4390
21 November, 2020
Coronavirus (1077) WHO webinar: Capturing hearts & minds with facts and figures: Where is the evidence for community engagement?
The announcement below is forwarded from EPI-WIN, WHO's Information Network for Epidemics --A Global Collective Service Webinar: Tuesday, November 24, 202014:00 - 15:30 Geneva, 20.00 - 21.30 Bangkok, 08.00 - 09.30 New York
18 November, 2020
Coronavirus (1078) WHO SDH Department webinar: COVID-19, social determinants and violence Dec 2, 2020 16:00-17:00 CET
(with thanks to Tony Waterston, lead moderator CHIFA child health and rights) Dear Participant, You are invited to a Zoom webinar.When: Dec 2, 2020 16:00 PM Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, ViennaTopic: WHO SDH Department webinar: COVID-19, social determinants and violence Register in advance for this webinar:https://who.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jiiwHbULQZejGLs9zIt9wg
18 November, 2020
Coronavirus (1076) Sightsavers article: How the WASH initiative adapted to respond to COVID-19 (2)
Dear Julie,
16 November, 2020
The Story of Coronavirus -- just released (2)
Dear DebThis video is lovely, exactly what we need. I will be contacting you to seeif we can get it translated.Thank you for this work!Marion CHIFA Profile :Marion Drew works with the Malealea Development Trust in Lesotho.Email: not included in profile
16 November, 2020
The Story of Coronavirus -- just released!
Dear colleagues, We just released a brief animation, The Story of Coronavirus (Part 1), covering how the virus is spread and ways to protect yourself and others.
16 November, 2020
Coronavirus (1075) Webinar: Knowledge Management and COVID-19, 18 November
The message below is forwarded from the Knowledge Management for Development forum. --RoundTable with Knowledge Management Practitioners and Insights from LinkedIn LearningHosted by Knowledge Management South AfricaWednesday, 18 November 2020, 13:00 - 15:00 CATNo charge@your PCCLICK HERE TO REGISTER https://www.kmsa.org.za/18Nov2020 RoundTable with Knowledge Management Practitioners
16 November, 2020
Coronavirus (1074) The Story of Coronavirus - just released!
Dear colleagues, We just released a brief animation, The Story of Coronavirus (Part 1), covering how the virus is spread and ways to protect yourself and others.
15 November, 2020
Coronavirus (1070) Readability of online COVID-19 health information
Dear HIFA colleagues, Interesting paper from BMC Public Health. As we have discussed before here on HIFA, I am convinced that 'supply-side' approaches can improve the intelligibility of content and the ability of people to differentiate reliable from unreliable information. More can and should be done to explore, promote and support such approaches.
15 November, 2020
Coronavirus (1071) Youtube as an Information Source During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Two billion people view YouTube each year and this leading video channel contributes to dangerous misinformation. This paper relates to Turkish content. It would be interesting to hear about similar studies worldwide. The authors call for official health authorities and international institutions to be more visible on YouTube. I agree - the 'infodemic' should be seen not as a surplus of 'good' and 'bad' information, but as a problem of 'bad' information obscuring the 'good', and little help for people to tell the difference.
15 November, 2020
Coronavirus (1072) Covid-19: Stop anti-vaccination fake news online with new law
Here are extracts from the top news item on the BBC website today, and a comment from me. --Emergency laws to "stamp out dangerous" anti-vaccine content online should be introduced, Labour [the opposition party in the UK] has said. The party is calling for financial and criminal penalties for social media firms that do not remove false scare stories about vaccines. It follows news of progress on the first effective coronavirus vaccine...
15 November, 2020
Coronavirus (1073) Seoul Declaration on Media and Information Literacy for Everyone and by Everyone (2)
Many thanks Chris for calling our attention to this Declaration.https://en.unesco.org/news/seoul-declaration-media-and-information-liter... It calls on 'civil society, media, youth, academic institutions and researchers to: 'Plan and implement collaborative actions at national, regional, and global levels to respond to the COVID-19 disinfodemic and prepare for other future disinfodemics.'
15 November, 2020
Coronavirus (1069) Seoul Declaration on Media and Information Literacy for Everyone and by Everyone
The Seoul Declaration on Media and Information Literacy for Everyone and by Everyone has just been published by UNESCO (https://en.unesco.org/news/seoul-declaration-media-and-information-liter... ).
14 November, 2020
Coronavirus (1068) Policymakers and health misinformation (36) BMJ: politicisation, “corruption,” and suppression of science
Below are the citation and extracts of a new editorial in The BMJ. --CITATION: Editorial. Covid-19: politicisation, “corruption,” and suppression of scienceBMJ 2020; 371 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m4425 (Published 13 November 2020) When good science is suppressed by the medical-political complex, people die
14 November, 2020
Coronavirus (1067) Sightsavers article: How the WASH initiative adapted to respond to COVID-19
I think there may be some lessons in this article by Pelagie Boko-Collins (Sightsavers’ country neglected tropical disease manager for Benin) on how programmes and initiatives can adapt their messaging in the face of Covid-19. Opening para for the article:
13 November, 2020

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