The Crisis Hitting African Journalism in the Face of COVID-19

Journalists are facing an increasing number of challenges covering the coronavirus outbreak, with rights groups warning the pandemic could kill the truth. Journalists say the restrictions on the media have prevented them from accessing reliable information and producing independent facts.

Mirriam Kaliza, Deutsche Welle's correspondent in Malawi: "Every morning when I come into the office, before I interact with anyone, I need to wash my hands with soap. The secretary also has to give me a face mask and gloves. It's so difficult to type on the keyboard wearing gloves."

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