Journalists from Estadão, G1, O Globo, Extra, Folha de S. Paulo and UOL are collecting daily data on deaths and contamination by Covid-19 in Brazil in epidemiological bulletins from the state health departments. The companies’ decision was taken after President Jair Bolsonaro’s government limited access to data made available by…
BBC News Africa has launched an online library of fact-checking stories to help fight the infodemic around Covid-19. The library has a wide range of searchable fact-checks that debunk popular myths and misinformation on the pandemic in Africa.
Programmer Álvaro Justen has been working for some years with public data. Since the beginning of the pandemic in Brazil, he and volunteers have been collecting data from epidemiological bulletins from the State Health Departments of the 26 Brazilian states and the Federal District. The data is usually made available…
The journalist Marcelo Soares analyzes on his website, Lagom Data, the numbers recorded in the bulletins of the health departments about confirmed cases and deaths in each Brazilian city with maps and graphs in a way that it is possible to observe the spread of the disease by municipality.
The website, Congo in Conversation highlights the human, social and ecological challenges faced by Congolese as they battle Covid-19, Ebola and measles. The project is a collaboration between journalists and photographers based in the country, Foundation Carmignac and a Canadian-British photographer Finbarr O’Reilly.
COVIDE is a computer program created by Cuban developers Abraham Calas and José Carlos Oliva. It has been lauched by ElToque and Periodismo de Bairro. It provides a bot for Telegram and WhatsApp so that the public can quickly and easily search for proven news and prevent from spreading nmisinformation.
The audience can participate by sending photos of an object that represents their own quarantine, for example, something that allows them to develop creativity, fight anxiety, or simply entertain and provoke emotions. The exhibition is called “The objects of confinement”.
The Memorial has a library, auditoriums, exhibition areas, and a large outdoor space where it usually hosts events in São Paulo. Closed because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Memorial reopened the outdoor area for cinema screenings. The films are curated by Cine Belas Artes, a traditional cinema in São Paulo.
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