Africa's female journalists use radio to dispel coronavirus fake news and sexism


JOHANNESBURG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From rural villages in Malawi to the war-torn streets of north-west Cameroon, rising numbers of female radio hosts are taking to the air to dispel fake news and myths about the novel coronavirus whilst also tackling sexism.

Radio is the only source of information in many parts of rural Africa and viewed as an important medium to stem the spread of the coronavirus across the continent which has so far been less severely hit by COVID-19 than other regions.

Africa has recorded about 100,000 cases of coronavirus, according to the African Centre for…



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