Past Event

Global Press Reports on the Impacts of COVID-19 in Asia and Africa

May 4, 2020
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Global Press ( is an innovative news organization training, supporting and publishing the work of female journalists in some of the world’s least-reported and most turbulent regions -- an effort beautifully aligned with the goals of the Earth Institute’s Initiative on Communication and Sustainability. Here, host Andy Revkin and Global Press COO Laxmi Parthasarathy discuss the unfolding impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic with two of the network’s top journalists: Manori Wijesekera, regional program manager for Asia, based in Sri Lanka, and senior reporter Kudzai Mazvarirwofa in Zimbabwe. Recent relevant stories: Coronavirus Looms Over Zimbabwe’s Fragile Health Care System…/coronavirus-looms-zimbabw…/ In African Markets, Authorities Struggle to Control Risk of Coronavirus…/customers-flock-markets-a…/ Global Press has a unique and pioneering system for training and maintaining accuracy and standards, as well as an unparalleled capacity to support and protect more than 100 journalists dispersed in the world’s toughest places. Read Global Press Journal Learn more about how the network functions: ~ ~ Sustain What is a global online conversation identifying solutions to the complicated, shape-shifting and epic challenges of humanity’s “great acceleration.” A prime focus is making sense of, and getting the most out of, the planet's fast-forward information environment -- the one Earth System changing faster than the actual environment. This webcast is hosted and produced by Andrew Revkin as part of his work building Columbia University's new Earth Institute Initiative on Communication and Sustainability. For the time being, these sessions will be focused on mitigating the unfolding societal disruption and devastation driven by the global spread of COVID-19. But we will dip into other subjects and solutions when the time is right. More Sustain What episodes: Contact Revkin at [email protected] or @revkin on Twitter

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