In the framework of #CoronaVirusFacts UNESCO-EU project, UNESCO under the leadership of government Information Cabinet (GABINFO) and in partnership with the National Institute of Health (INS), the National Journalist Union (SNJ) and the Institute of Social Communication of Southern Africa (MISA) trained 30 Journalists and media professionals of Community radios of Nampula and Cabo Delgado provinces.
The event took place on 19 November 2020 at Milenio Hotel in Nampula city. It focused on disinfodemic, ethics of Journalists and media professionals in the context of Covid-19. These practices being valid for cholera and malaria, it is also expected that journalists contribute to a larger health awareness raising campaign throughout Mozambique.
This support to journalists’ education and protection will contribute to promoting quality reporting and fighting against disinformation and misinformation with regard to COVID-19. This improvement of professional journalistic standards is essential to bring out the potential of media systems to foster democracy, dialogue and sustainable development.
The UNESCO project #CoronavirusFacts is funded by the European Union, the project supports professional, diverse and independent media’s capacity to report on the pandemic; strengthens local fact-checking organizations to debunk misinformation; and empowers youth and other citizens to critically process what they read and hear linked to COVID-19.