jueves, febrero 8, 2024



Google bans its employees from using Zoom

Google has banned its employees from using the desktop app of Zoom, the hugely popular video-calling app, that people are using these days to work from home amidst the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to Buzzfeed, Google sent an email to its employees last week notifying that the video-conferencing app would no longer work...

Guidance for Effective Local Communication Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This guide aims to support the planning and delivery of effective communication around COVID-19 at a local level. Produced by the Communication for Development (C4D) Network, a global network of communication professionals, it seeks to answer the following questions: As communicators, how can we respond effectively to the COVID-19 epidemic?...

Almost half of adults exposed to fake COVID-19 news

Nearly half of all UK adults have been exposed to fake news online about the ongoing coronavirus crisis, according to Ofcom. According to the regulator, just over a third of adults, 35%, have seen the false claim that drinking more water can help flush out the virus. Around a quarter, 24%,...

Analysis: Coronavirus just created a new dictator in Europe, and has emboldened the toxic behavior of authoritarians worldwide

The coronavirus pandemic has morphed Hungary into a full-blown authoritarian state, as autocratic leaders around the world are exploiting panic and fear surrounding the virus to consolidate power and dismantle democracy, experts warn. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday was granted sweeping emergency powers by the country's parliament in order to...

Why is Germany’s coronavirus death rate so low?

With more than 63,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of March 30, Germany is one of the countries worst-affected by the pandemic, according to official statistics. But only 560 people known to be suffering from the disease caused by the novel coronavirus have died there, putting Germany’s case fatality rate at just...

Analysis: Growth Without Virtue

The coronavirus has revealed an economy that has prioritized "growth without virtue." We have forgotten the lessons of Smith, Tocqueville, and Franklin, who believed the capitalism only functions in a context of moral restraint. The coronavirus has stopped our society in its tracks. Businesses are closed, daily routines are on...

The coronavirus is putting the squeeze on Mexican criminal groups’ finances

Contacts in China provide Mexican criminal groups with everything from counterfeit luxury goods to chemical precursors for making fentanyl. But with the spread of the coronavirus, shipments from China have dried up and the cartels are feeling the pinch. In February, it emerged that La Unión de Tepito, which controls...

Opinion: The world after coronavirus outbreak

We're not going back to "normal" after the coronavirus. Here is exactly how things need to change for good, and for the better. Today, there are no clues as to the danger lurking outside my front door except for the eerie absence of people. Our lives are being restricted by...
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