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Here’s a multilingual list of resources for journalists covering the COVID-19 vaccines

In late January, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas held a multilingual webinar, "Covering the COVID-19 vaccine: What journalists need to know," in partnership with UNESCO and the World Health Organization, with funding from the European Union. Recordings of the webinar are now available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, FrenchArabic, Chinese and Russian. As an extension of this training, our partners at UNESCO and the World Health Organization have helped us compile a robust list of resources for journalists covering COVID-19 and vaccines, available below.

In February, we will announce another dimension of this training: a massive open online course focused on COVID-19 vaccines coverage. The MOOC, which will be a sequel to the COVID-19 MOOC we held last year, will be held in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French and taught by renowned health and science journalist Maryn McKenna, Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Human Health, Emory University. Please visit journalismcourses.org over the coming month for more details.

RESOURCES FOR JOURNALISTS ON COVID-19, DISINFORMATION AND MEDIA AND INFORMATION LITERACY 

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION'S LANDING PAGE FOR COVID-19 VACCINE. This page includes links to:

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION'S "VACCINES EXPLAINED" SERIES 

  • How do vaccines work? AR, EN, ES, FR, RU, ZH
  • How are vaccines developed? AR, EN, ES, FR, RU, ZH
  • Manufacturing, safety and quality control of vaccines EN, FR
  • The race for a COVID-19 vaccine explained: EN
  • How will there be fair and equitable allocation of limited supplies? EN

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION COVID-19 DIGITAL AND SOCIAL MEDIA ASSETS:
https://who.canto.global/v/coronavirus/landing

LIST OF MEDIA CONTACTS

WHO media contacts:

The World Health Organization has media teams spanning the globe. Journalists are welcome to contact these media teams via the email addresses listed.

UNESCO media contacts:

  • Guy Berger – g.berger (at) unesco.org – Director of Strategies and Policies in the field of Communication and Information Can address questions on disinformation, freedom of expression, access to information and investigate journalism.
  • Guilherme Canela De Souza Godoi – g.godoi (at) unesco.org – Chief of Section for Freedom of Expression and the Safety of Journalists. Can address questions on disinformation and hate speech, freedom of expression, access to information and investigate journalism.

United Nations Development Programme contacts:

  • Robert Opp – robert.opp (at) undp.org – Chief Digital Officer. Can address questions on digital disinformation solutions, online monitoring and data privacy.
  • Marcela Melendez – marcela.melendez (at) undp.org – Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean. Can address questions on the economic impact of COVID-19, with a special focus on Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Niamh Hanafin – niamh.hanafin (at) undp.org – Senior Advisor, Information Integrity. Can address questions on disinformation and governance, conflict-sensitive media/journalism.

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