The Coronavirus Diaries: Interview with Dr. Jan Ilhan Kizilhan on the need to help protect the Yazidis
How do you hold elections during a pandemic ? Should they be postponed? Looking at the case of Poland and other European countries, Paige Morrow, Senior Legal Officer at Article19, discusses various approaches and what it means for democracy. She also talks about the importance of access to truthful information and the combating online misinformation.
The Coronavirus Diaries - Journalist Geoffrey York on the response to COVID19 in South Africa and the response to misinformation
Geoffrey York, journalist at the Globe and Mail, speaks about the situation on the African continent, particularly in South Africa, how journalists are covering the pandemic in an accurate way, and the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories on WhatsApp and how the authorities are responding to the challenge.
Geoffrey York is The Globe and Mail’s Africa Bureau Chief, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has been a foreign correspondent for the newspaper since 1994, including seven years as the Moscow Bureau Chief and seven years as the Beijing Bureau Chief.
The Coronavirus Diaries: Serge Stroobants (IEP) on terrorist groups amid the pandemic, the effects of global threats, and positive peace
Serge Stroobants, Brussels Representative at the Institute for Economics and Peace, speaks about the situation in Brussels, the response of terrorist groups to the Coronavirus and the need to remain aware of the terrorist threat even during a global health crisis. Serge also speaks about natural disasters and other global threats, and how governments and international agencies should respond to the global crises, and the need to invest in positive peace.
Serge Stroobants is the Brussels Representative at the Institute for Economics and Peace team. He is Assistant-Professor at Vesalius College in Brussels
The Coronavirus Diaries: Iranian journalist and activist Masih Alinejad speaks about the response of the Iranian political and religious leadership
Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad speaks about the spread of the coronavirus in Iran, where trustworthy information has been obscured by misinformation, propaganda and conspiracy theories spread by the country's political and religious leadership
Masih Alinejad is an Iranian journalist, author, and political activist. Contracted by the U.S. Agency for Global Media, Alinejad currently works as a presenter/producer at VOA Persian Service, a correspondent for Radio Farda, a frequent contributor to Manoto television, and a contributing editor to IranWire
Andrei Serbin Pont discusses the impact of the coronavirus in Latin America, particularly in Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia and Argentina. In Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro has become the leader of the coronavirus denial movement. In Venezuela, years of economic and political crisis have left Venezuela’s medical system in a state of almost total collapse. How will poor populations across the region deal with the loss of employment and need for social distancing. Andrei Serbin Pont offers an overview of the consequences of the pandemic in South America.
Andrei Serbin Pont is the Director of CRIES (Coordinadora Regional de Investigaciones Económicas y Sociales), a Latin American and Caribbean think tank.