March 14th, 2016 | by EJC
As Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia grapple with the challenges of the post-Ebola period, its important to look at how the local media performed in providing accurate, timely information to the public, to health care workers, and to those setting policy
April 22nd, 2015 | by EJC
Standardised hashtags are increasingly used by governments and aid organisations to distribute information to the public, and respond to urgent needs and requests. But how effective are they
December 10th, 2014 | by EJC
In Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, media campaigns about Ebola, scripted by health ministries and international organizations, have been broadcast across FM networks and on the few local television stations. Designed to contribute to public education, the messages have, in some cases, produced the opposite effect
October 16th, 2014 | by EJC
Why do news outlets typically choose to emphasize the sensational worst-case scenario? Owen Schaefer examines the construction of headlines reporting on the Ebola epidemic.