The EU has always been and continues to be a strong supporter of the freedom of expression, and in particular media freedoms. Without journalists and the fourth estate in general, democracy dies. Kenya and the EU, and its Member States, share the common privilege of being run by democratic institutions and of enjoying a free media landscape.
Disinformation, including the deliberate attempts of certain actors to spread false information, poses a threat to those values and to the democratice order. In order to mark World Press Freedom Day we have compiled the top COVID-19 and other fact-checking websites that we are aware of. Let us know if know more:
First Draft’s Coronavirus:
A Resource for Reporters, First Draft, a global organisation that supports journalists in the digital age, has produced a resource hub with a wide range of reporting tools and materials relevant to journalists based in any country that will be regularly updated and is available in several languages. First Draft Resources for Reporters
Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)
CPJ has produced a Safety Advisory with information and advice for any journalists reporting on coronavirus. CPJ Safety Advisory
UNESCO Resource Center on Response to COVID-19
UNESCO has launched a website to facilitate information sharing and collaboration to support media, enhance access to information and leverage digital technologies to fight the pandemic. It highlights which tools and resources are directly provided by UNESCO and which have been provided by other resources.
Coronavirus Fact Checking Alliance
The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), based at Poynter Institute and supported by UNESCO, is a global network of more than 100 fact-checking organisations that has launched the Coronavirus Fact Checking Alliance to fight disinformation on the pandemic.
Global Voices online platform of reporting from many countries
For samples of how citizen and professional journalists are reporting on coronavirus around the world, Global Voices provides a hub for reporting in many countries.
Countering the ‘InfoDemic’
The BBC Media Action has produced a resource for media in developing countries reporting on coronavirus and addressing the misinformation campaigns.
Global Investigative Journalism Network
Tips for reporting on coronavirus: