Did The World Overlook The Media's Early Warning Of COVID-19?

This analysis by researchers at the Journalism and Media Studies Center at the University of Hong Kong examines the earliest warning signals of the Covid-19 pandemic in the GKG.

This perspective is written to give a rapid response to discuss the role of media in risk communication in the first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic. We analyze two sets of media data, China's social media and global news event, and draw a few initial observations in relation to the impacts of China's information control policy, global risk governance, and the role of WHO.

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