Webcast: Reporting the Coronavirus - Hard Questions, Reliable Answers?VIEW EVENT DETAILS
In Conversation With Anna Fifield of The Washington Post
The coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic keeps China on hold. The world is not only looking at the spread of the virus with great attention, but also at how the Chinese government handles the crisis. Some have applauded China’s efficiency to deal with the epidemic, others point out its weaknesses. Further international scrutiny concerns China’s information transparency.
How is to work as a reporter on the coronavirus outbreak in China? What information sources are available? How accurate are the reported numbers of coronavirus cases? Are there any major disinformation or transparency issues? Why is the topic making big headlines worldwide amid comparable danger of seasonal influenza in Europe and elsewhere?
Join our Webcast Current Affairs with Anna Fifield, Beijing Bureau Chief for The Washington Post. Anna has been reporting on coronavirus from the Beijing Bureau over the last weeks. This webcast is open to the public.
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Anna Fifield is the Beijing Bureau Chief for The Washington Post and Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leader. She is author of The Great Successor: The Divinely Perfect Destiny of Brilliant Comrade Kim Jong Un. Between 2014 and 2018 she was the Post's Bureau Chief in Tokyo covering Japan and the two Koreas. She particularly focused on North Korea, trying to shed light on the lives of ordinary people there and also on how the regime managed to stay in power.