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A pandemic of misinformation: Radio and COVID-19 in Africa
In the 18 months since a global pandemic was declared, myths, disinformation and outright lies have hampered relief efforts around the world. Africa is no exception.

Across the continent, many countries are only now receiving COVID-19 vaccines, thanks to the global COVAX project. The same disinformation that we’ve seen in North America can sow doubts and worry in remote, rural communities — worry that radio is working to dispel thanks to dedicated broadcasters.

Broadcasters are on the front lines in encouraging rural people to stay safe and get vaccinated, and their creativity, care and continuous work has kept communities up to date from the beginning.

Join Farm Radio staff and broadcasters from Ghana, Nigeria, Malawi and Uganda as they discuss the current reality of COVID-19 in their countries — and the work radio is doing to keep communities safe.

You’ll have the chance to pose your own questions to broadcasters, as we explore how things have changed since March 2020, and what is next when it comes to the work broadcasters can do to help end the pandemic.

Oct 21, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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