Thursday, October 16, 2014

#HackAgainstEbola campaign launched to help African journalists combat the spread of Ebola

Local journalists in Africa will be given funds to develop online and mobile tools to highlight and combat the spread of Ebola under a pioneering new campaign.

The Global Editors Network have launched the #HackAgainstEbola campaign at an event taking place in Accra, the capital city of Ghana.

Working in collaboration with PenPlusBytes, a Pan-African non-profit organisation, the Global Editors Network invited more than 30 journalists from local media and NGOs to develop new life-saving prototypes to fight the epidemic on the ground.

The World Health Organisation has said that we could have 10,000 new cases of Ebola a week by Christmas if the epidemic isn't handled properly.

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International Institute for ICT Journalism

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