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    Asami Khula
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    Hi all, I’d like to know more about how media outlets behaved during this crisis.

    I deeply believe that the exposure and consumption of information during situations like epidemic outbreaks may have positive or negative effect, possibly triggering behavioural changes, altering risk perception, and even affecting the fight of the disease. If possible, during a lockdown, the journalist’s role is even more vital.

    For instance, in India, a lot of journalists are facing legal action over their coverage of this pandemic. And these complaints have fueled concerns among media experts that India’s laws are being used to interfere with press freedom.

    What about in your country?

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