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How are people and organizations sharing information and knowledge about COVID-19? What boundaries (e.g. urban/rural; national; language) are being crossed or further fortified due to these information flows?

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 9:22am

WW: New media companies/outlets have emerged in the past few years in Kenya. The Elephant is one such outlet that has contributed to the sharing of information about the Corona Virus. The outlet has devoted a section of its website to the sharing of information, analyses, commentary, and data visualizations about the pandemic at local and global levels. What stands out also is how The Elephant has positioned itself as free of the limitations imposed/experienced by the traditional news media outlets. Here is one phrase from The Elephant's COVID-19 website: "At a time when good journalism is constrained by corporate interests, a deluge of fake news, state propaganda and sensationalism, The Elephant seeks clarity for its audience in this age of corona."

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