COVID-19 QA

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Indian journalist Vidya Krishnan on navigating harassment and government obstruction while covering COVID-19

April 8, 2020 2:15 PM ET

Vidya Krishnan, a freelance reporter who has covered healthcare in India for 17 years, says she has never seen the kind of harassment and threats that health reporters have received while covering COVID-19....

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Haitian journalist Robenson Sanon says covering COVID-19 feels like being ‘soldiers in the battlefield’

April 8, 2020 11:20 AM ET

Reuters correspondent Robenson Sanon has been covering life in his home country of Haiti for over 10 years....

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Speed, Clarity, Context: The New York Times’ Billie Sweeney on editing ‘Coronavirus Live Update’

April 8, 2020 11:02 AM ET

In early February, only eight weeks ago but in a parallel universe that no longer exists, I invited Billie Sweeney, a senior staff editor at The New York Times, to tour the new CPJ office and visit with old...

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Somali journalist Abdalle Ahmed Mumin says there is ‘nobody to trust’ for COVID-19 information

April 8, 2020 10:00 AM ET

Somali freelance journalist Abdalle Ahmed Mumin has covered the news for 17 years, spending much of that time in one of the most dangerous places in the world to work as a journalist. Since CPJ started keeping records in...

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Covering COVID-19 as a housing reporter in New York City

April 7, 2020 3:10 PM ET

For Sadef Ali Kully, a housing and land use reporter for the nonprofit news outlet City Limits, meeting with sources in-person was an integral part of covering her beat in New York City. However, with the advent of the...

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Slovenian journalist Blaž Zgaga on facing off against a government fighting COVID-19 coverage

April 6, 2020 9:50 AM ET

Blaž Zgaga is a freelance Slovenian investigative journalist and a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists who covers national security and defense. In his reporting, he has uncovered corruption and written about arms trafficking in the region....

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Kashmiri journalist Raihana Maqbool on reporting on COVID-19 amid ongoing restrictions

April 6, 2020 9:24 AM ET

Journalists in Jammu and Kashmir have spent the past eight months navigating an intense crackdown by Indian authorities in the region, including unprecedented restrictions on communications and the longest internet shutdown in a democracy. Now, they have the added...

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U.S. video journalist shares tips for covering COVID-19: ‘We have to get creative’

April 2, 2020 11:10 AM ET

In early March, Jon Gerberg was in Detroit, Michigan, covering the Democratic primaries as a video journalist with The Washington Post. But as the COVID-19 virus has spread in the United States and around the world, Gerberg’s coverage has...

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For Turkish journalists, fear of contracting COVID-19 competes with fear of arrest

April 1, 2020 1:58 PM ET

Journalist Evrim Kepenek works in Istanbul as the women and LGBTI+ news editor for the independent news website Bianet. Like most people, she works from home these days, but she is also a street reporter who recently observed twin...

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Reporter Bárbara Figueroa Rosa on covering Puerto Rico’s coronavirus outbreak

March 31, 2020 3:52 PM ET

In the three years since Hurricane Maria hit the island, Puerto Rico has experienced a financial, political, and public health crisis, but reporter Bárbara Figueroa Rosa told CPJ that these events “have no comparison” to the impact the coronavirus...

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