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Impact of Covid-19 on journalism in Sierra Leone. National survey report 2021.

Sreedharan, C., Thorsen, E., Miles, L., Matthews, J., Sunderland, M. and Baker-Beall, C., 2021. Impact of Covid-19 on journalism in Sierra Leone. National survey report 2021. Project Report. Freetown, Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone Association of Journalists.

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This rapid response report presents findings from a national survey undertaken to ascertain the impact of Covid-19 on Sierra Leone journalists. Sierra Leone was among the nations that took swift action, declaring a 12-month state of national emergency in response to the pandemic. But this came, as an International Growth Centre study 1 shows, at a high economic price. It must also be noted that the pandemic comes at a time when the nation is still grappling with the aftermath of the 2014-16 Ebola outbreak and other, more localised disaster events. As such, Sierra Leone faces additional economic, cultural, and social pressures because of Covid-19. A year into the global pandemic, this report outlines how national and regional journalists, and news organisations in Sierra Leone responded to Covid-19, and identifies their training and capacity-building requirements to strengthen future disaster resilience.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Disaster ; Journalism ; Sierra Leone ; Communication ; Crisis ; Covid-19
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:35463
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:10 May 2021 09:47
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:27


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