The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) come to the aid of journalists with a 4-week online course that aims to develop essential knowledge to report on the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Journalism in a pandemic: Covering COVID-19 now and in the future” is offered in 4 languages (English, French, Spanish and Portuguese) and covers topics such as: the history of pandemics in the sec. XX and the response of governments at the time, the causes and evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of freedom of expression and the fight against misinformation, as well as the importance of protecting journalists during this period.
The instructor of the course is Maryn McKenna, an American author and journalist who has written for National Geographic, Scientific American, Nature and Wired, among others.
The course opens on May 4, will last until May 31 and is open to all journalists, regardless of specialization or experience. Although the program is free, obtaining the certificate is conditional on the completion of all exercises and the payment of an administrative amount of 30 USD.
For details and registration follow this link: https://journalismcourses.org/PAN0320.html