Al Jazerra may have better journalism that most

Al Jazerra may have better journalism that most

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Published on Feb 1, 2020
On The Listening Post this week: The coronavirus outbreak in China - a public health disaster and a messaging nightmare. Also on the show, the saga of Hong Kong’s kidnapped bookseller.

Covering the Coronavirus Contagion
On January 23, Chinese authorities shut down the city of Wuhan. In short order, 17 more cities were quarantined, affecting nearly 60 million people.

The orders issued by Beijing were significant, but late in coming: the first official case of the virus was confirmed almost two months ago. That was how long it took for China’s state-controlled media to stop downplaying the seriousness of the outbreak and start providing the kind of information that can save lives.

By that stage, however, millions of Chinese citizens had passed through the affected region - unaware of the risks involved.

With the death toll now in the hundreds, the number of infected in the thousands, the coronavirus - like the coverage of this story - has gone global.

17 cities

Mike told me it was 13, now 4 more

鸡5元 鸭6元 :scream: 5 yuan for chicken and 6 yuan for duck

#中共國 武漢漢口百步亭社区免费发青菜,问题是这不是又一次集体交叉感染吗?哎 # 中共 国 Wuhan ’s Hankou Baibuting community distributes vegetables for free. The question is, is n’t this another collective cross-infection? :neutral_face::face_with_monocle::disappointed: # 中共 国

No idea what stadium this is

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