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
October 5th, 2015 | by EJC
How do you convey information to a population when there is no existing infrastructure that is stable for any kind of media? Shan Wang looks at one possible solution
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 30th, 2014 | by EJC
Helping Al Jazeera to solve international crime might one day be as simple as playing a game, Andrea Ayres Deets reports
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.
April 14th, 2014 | by EJC
Locally sustained media outlets have taken root across Africa following bitter conflicts. But when political tensions tip into spiraling violence, as they have in South Sudan and Central African Republic (CAR), these news organizations have emerged as a bastion for lifesaving information
February 4th, 2013 | by EJC
As 2012 ends and we dive into another year, let's take a moment to look back at some significant infectious disease outbreaks from 2012. This article was originally published at The Disease Daily on 2 January, 2013.