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IMI issued 48 publications as "AntiCovid Guide for media professionals”

10.07.2020, 18:38
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48 publications about work of journalists under COVID-19 were gathered on the IMI website for journalists “Antikovid. A guide for media people ” .

The publications had recommendations how to better cover coronavirus developments, legal advice as to journalistic work, in particular, this one under a state of emergency, and advice on safety and protection of media employees amid pandemic. 

In the section “How to write about epidemics. Tips for Journalists ”, speaks,  in particular, on how to write about the coronavirus, recommendations  how to improve communication over  coronavirus, 10 tips for journalists covering the situation with COVID-19, etc. 

Journalists can also find tips in the section "How to protect yourself from infection": how to avoid coronavirus infection, how to adapt oneself while working under pandemic. 

The site also has several recommendations from psychologists on how to avoid stress for journalists' who were fired during quarantinehow to overcome bad habits , how to get out of quarantine.

The section "Legal advice for journalists as to work during emergencies" cover a number of issues:  medical secrecy vs freedom of speech ; how to get access to information in special conditions; eventual restrictions that journalists may face during a state of emergency; the rights of journalists in the event of a state of emergency; moving of journalists by public transport during quarantine , etc.

It will be recalled that the site has been launched by the Institute of Mass Information together with partner organizations " Detector Media ", "Institute of Democracy named after Pylyp Orlyk ”, Media Development Foundation, Donetsk Institute of Information, National Media Association and Internews Network. 

If you faced with uncertainty, questions about terminology, legal features of journalism, ethical challenges or security issues, please, contact us at info@imi.org.ua and call (050) 447 70 63.

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