Behind the numbers: How the media covered COVID-19 in an information lockdown


By Yared Tsegaye Unfamiliarity, restricted info, and official obstacles have made reporting on the pandemic an uphill wrestle for Ethiopian journalists. Spending 5 nights inside a quarantine heart in Addis Ababa, journalist Haimanot Ashenafi had some of the eventful expertise of her life, main her to make some critical observations. Final Might, she was quarantined after studying that her journey to the Somali area’s border cities of Dewale and Togowchale was a possible danger to contracting the coronavirus. Haimanot and her colleague on the Ethiopia Insider, a rising Amharic language information web site with investigative contents, went to those areas so as


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