Campaigns, links and contents I liked, March 2020

“Fratelli d’Italia”,  the Italian national anthem is topping the list of songs played and sung from windows across the country.  The “Balcony music” campaign has been unifying people in Italy amid the Coronavirus outbreak. Is it the beginning of a new era of social and advocacy movements? Continue reading “Campaigns, links and contents I liked, March 2020”

#QuedateEnCasa campaign´s outreach – mediated interaction in NICTs

In my first blog post I talked about The Coronavirus and the sense of fear. The post was published one month ago, when #IAmNotAVirus became a viral campaign through social media platforms, fighting against discrimination, misinformation and the known as “fear state”. Today, schools, parks, universities, theatres, cinemas, restaurants and events are being cancelled and shut down all around the globe. Adding to these measures, there is also the imposed access control on shoppers entering grocery stores, the increased demand for food supplies and the empty streets in most of the cities around the world. Continue reading “#QuedateEnCasa campaign´s outreach – mediated interaction in NICTs”

Group Post: The effects of Corona Virus on the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

For most women’s organizations, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a magical part of the year, when they are granted access to the highest echelons of global policymaking. For two weeks, they organize side and parallel events, they participate in interactive dialogues with Member States and they lobby and advocate tirelessly. It is also an excellent opportunity for networking and building global coalitions on basically all issues that affect women – from economic independence to disability rights, combating violence against women and girls. Continue reading “Group Post: The effects of Corona Virus on the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)”

The coronavirus ‘infodemic’

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As the coronavirus spreads, so too does misinformation. This blog will show how social media is both fanning the fire – and being used to tackle the outbreak.

“This is a real WHO public announcement,” said my friend in a WhatsApp message in the early days of the coronavirus outbreak. 

She had sent a screenshot of what appeared to be an official World Health Organisation (WHO) infographic titled; ‘Reduce your risk of coronavirus infection.’ It had the official logo, brand colours and icons typical of many WHO social media graphics. Everything looked legitimate except the final sentence. ‘Avoid unprotected sex with live wild or farm animals.’  Continue reading “The coronavirus ‘infodemic’”

Food as ‘Old Media’ and the Refugee Food Festival

Orange peel, cardamom, cinnamon, saffron, clover, parsley, mint, lavender…

Are you already smelling and/or tasting these ingredients? To what kind of dish would you add them? A main course? A dessert? Or a tea? Continue reading “Food as ‘Old Media’ and the Refugee Food Festival”

“I am not a virus, I am a human being” The Coronavirus and the Sense of fear

Campaign #IAmNotAVirus in Spain, TWITTER | @ANTONIOLIUYANG

Anyone who may turn on the TV, the radio or open the newspaper will read about the coronavirus. News about the spread of the CoV pneumonia from Wuhan to other countries outside China is constantly being posted and debated, a fact which is awakening a shared emotion of danger and fear across the globe. Continue reading ““I am not a virus, I am a human being” The Coronavirus and the Sense of fear”